River Falls Visitation Lawyers
When a couple decides to divorce, one of the most difficult decisions they face is how to determine appropriate levels of child custody and visitation.
Wisconsin law promotes "the best interests of the child." That commitment will take precedence over the wishes of either parent. But a skilled family law attorney can assist in creating ways for both parents to maintain prominent roles in a child's upbringing and development — and for the child to receive the stability and structure that he or she needs.
Our experienced, versatile family law attorneys can help you with child custody matters or any divorce-related issue — just as we have helped individuals, couples and families in Hudson, the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin for decades. We are the trusted family law firm of Mudge Porter Lundeen & Seguin S.C.
Our attorneys' goal in any custody matter for uncontested, contested or high net worth divorce is to help parents stay involved in their children's lives while protecting their rights and interests. We use our legal knowledge and a personal touch to create practical, lasting solutions — arrangements you can live with, now and as your children grow up.
At Mudge Porter Lundeen & Seguin S.C., we are proud of our track record of positive outcomes in child custody and child support cases. For a confidential consultation with our experienced family law attorneys Rose M. Allen or Barry C. Lundeen, contact our Hudson, Wisconsin, law offices.
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In most cases, the court awards joint legal custody to both parents for input into the important decisions that will be made for a child, including:
- Where he or she will go to school
- Selection of doctors, treatment and clinics
- Extracurricular activities
- Religious instruction
Physical custody is usually awarded to one parent. The child lives with the custodial parent, who is responsible for providing the child's daily needs. The noncustodial parent is awarded visitation rights and usually pays child support.
Our experienced attorneys work hard and provide sound legal counsel to clients at every step of the divorce process. In mediation you sit down as a couple with a neutral mediator to work out the important issues such as child custody, child support and visitation. If mediation fails, your case may go to trial, where the important issues of your divorce are decided in court by a judge.
Mudge Porter Lundeen & Seguin S.C. attorneys also help clients to avoid potential obstacles and assist with enforcement actions if one parent refuses to honor the legal or physical custody arrangements. Parents who disobey court orders or who endanger the children may be held in contempt of court, where the court may impose fines or even put the offending parent in jail. The experienced attorneys at Mudge Porter Lundeen & Seguin S.C. know how to navigate the complexities of these types of cases and see that the best interests of your child are carried out.
For additional information about Wisconsin divorce law, and to arrange a confidential, no-risk initial consultation with one of our Hudson child custody lawyers, please call 715-338-3312 or send an email.