Child Custody Attorney in Wisconsin

Child custody and visitation is one of the most complicated areas of family law. When children are involved, emotions can quickly escalate. At the law firm of Doar, Drill & Skow, we focus on advocating for your rights and protecting your family’s interest, while working with you to preserve your relationship with your children.

Our law firm’s family law attorneys have advocated for clients in similar situations to yours for more than 125 years. We understand the emotional complexity of child custody and visitation cases and recognize that each situation is unique. We will tailor our approach based on what would be most beneficial for you and your children.

Defining the Types of Custody Options Available in Wisconsin

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, you may feel overwhelmed with emotions. The last thing you need is any surprises. We are available to address your family law concerns, while explaining the type of custody and visitation options available, such as:

  • Legal custody – This type of custody gives parents the right to participate in major decisions that will affect their children. In Wisconsin, joint legal custody is typically awarded when it is in the children’s best interests. Parents awarded legal custody have the right to make decisions about their children’s medical treatment, education and religious upbringing, regardless of their living arrangement.
  • Physical custody – This type of custody refers to the amount of time each parents spends with his or her children. In the past, sole physical custody was often arranged, which identified one parent for the children to live with; the other parent was then awarded visitation time. However, today, family law judges are commonly awarding joint physical custody when it is in the children’s best interests. This type of arrangement provides both parents with a more equal share of time with their children. Based on the physical custody arrangement, child support, if any, will be determined.

Contact Us for a Consultation With One of Our Custody Dispute Lawyers

We are committed to helping you navigate through the legal process, while preserving your child’s best interests. At Doar, Drill & Skow, we do not focus on cookie-cutter solutions. We will work with you and your former spouse’s family law attorney to try to come up with a resolution that works best for your family. For a no obligation consultation with one of the highly skilled custody and visitation attorneys at Doar, Drill & Skow, call 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we serve clients throughout western Wisconsin.