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Can children choose which parent to live with?

When a couple gets divorced, they may have to divide custody of their children. It is typical for custody to be divided so that each parent has parenting time responsibilities (physical custody) and so that they have to share decision-making power (legal custody). But...

Encouraging communication between co-parents

Co-parenting after a separation or divorce inspires a common set of challenges, particularly regarding communication. Ensuring peaceful and effective communication is crucial for co-parents and children alike. While navigating a new dynamic, co-parents can adopt...

Exploring different co-parenting options

After a divorce, parents may decide that the best thing for their children is to continue working together. Co-parenting can allow parents to jointly decide custody schedules and how their children are raised, such as their medical needs, education and religious...

Common reasons the court allows child support modifications

When Wisconsin parents of young children divorce, a child custody schedule is created that both are expected to follow. However, there are times when it’s warranted to ask the court to modify the original order. These are some of the most common reasons the judge will...

Understanding the four types of Wisconsin guardianships

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed the 2019 Wisconsin Act 109 into law on February 28, 2020. The law expanded the types of guardianships available for Wisconsin families and children. What is a child guardianship? Guardianships are a legal arrangement that involves...

The possible pitfalls of nesting

Divorce in Wisconsin can be a difficult process, especially when children are involved. For couples going through divorce with children, minimizing the harm to the kids and making the transition as smooth as possible is a high priority. "Nesting" refers to a plan for...

Can you truly co-parent with a narcissist?

If you are unlucky enough to be in a situation in which you must make co-parenting work with someone who exhibits narcissistic tendencies, you are not alone. Fortunately, there are ways to make this less-than-ideal setup more manageable both for you and the kids. For...

The pros and cons of having sole custody over a child

Each day, parents in Wisconsin make difficult decisions. Sometimes, these hard choices involve their children. During a divorce, courts must decide on custodial arrangements that determine which parent will make future decisions for their children. Knowing what to...

Defining guardianship for minors in Wisconsin

The question of providing for the needs of minors in Wisconsin has received plenty of attention. As a result of several decisions, the laws concerning this topic have been revised. These REVISIONS are briefly outlined below. Emergency guardianships Emergency...

What happens with children in contested child custody cases?

Child custody disputes are difficult for both Wisconsin parents and their children. Contested child custody matters might be filled with emotional conflict, and some parents involve their children in the disputes they have with each other. When courts make decisions...

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