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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...

The concept of “nesting” in child custody

Nesting refers to a parenting arrangement in which children stay in the same family home, while the parents take turns living there with them. The idea behind nesting is to minimize the disruptions to the children's lives and provide them with a sense of stability, as...

Facts about mediation for child custody issues in Wisconsin

If you are going through a child custody battle, you may be wondering if mediation is the right option for you. Mediation is a process where both parents meet with a neutral third party to try and come to an agreement about child custody. How does mediation work? The...

What is reasonable visitation?

If you are a parent in the middle of a child custody case, you might encounter the concept of reasonable visitation. Wisconsin judges might award fixed visitation, with specific times and even places for visitation to take place, or reasonable visitation, leaving the...

What do you need to know about child support when filing taxes?

Child support battles in Wisconsin often create complex financial struggles. When you prepare your taxes, these financial struggles often become even more apparent. Keep these child custody guidelines in mind when filing taxes. Only one person may claim the child as a...

The negative effects of loyalty traps

When a couple divorces in Wisconsin, one of the most unfortunate aspects is when children are caught in the middle. If you have child custody, be wary of any loyalty traps your ex may try to set for you. What are loyalty traps? Loyalty traps occur when one parent...

Exploring the different types of parenting schedules in Wisconsin

Even though the divorce process in Wisconsin is almost always unpleasant, it's best for separating parents to put aside their own feelings and focus on what's best for their children. If you are going through a divorce, one of the important decisions you'll have to...

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