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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...

Why and how parallel parenting can work for you

Wisconsin parents who are getting a divorce amid a great deal of conflict may want to consider a parallel parenting approach to sharing custody. While there is an ideal of parents working together effectively after a divorce, continuing to attempt this in...

Selecting a therapist in child custody cases

High-conflict custody cases in Wisconsin are some of the most contentious in the family law system. They can involve hundreds or thousands of dollars in lawsuits, restraining orders, or expert testimony. Parents sometimes ruin their relationships with both their...

Tips for peaceful co-parenting during the summer

Summer is a wonderful time for parents to spend time with their children. It can also become a problem if one or both parents work outside the home and they are trying to find childcare, or one parent wants to spend more time with the child and the other parent...

The keys to successful co-parenting

A healthy co-parenting relationship can be challenging in Wisconsin or anywhere else. Still, children benefit when parents can get along and provide consistent parenting. Accentuate the positive In some cases, it might be more helpful to celebrate the small victories...

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