Helping Parents Find Custody Solutions That Work
When spouses decide to file for divorce, they face the difficult decision of arranging child custody and visitation. Under Wisconsin law, the courts determine custody and visitation based on the best interests of the child. The child’s stability always takes precedence over either parent’s specific wishes. However, a family law lawyer can help both parents create methods to remain in their child’s life.
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.
We are proud of our track record of positive outcomes in child custody and child support cases. Our goal in any custody matter is to help parents stay involved in their children’s lives while protecting their rights and interests. With our knowledge and skill, we help clients create personalized solutions that last long term.
Understanding The Two Forms Of Custody
In most cases, the court awards joint legal custody to both parents for input in 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.
Guiding You Through Enforcement Actions
Mudge Porter Lundeen & Seguin, S.C., also assists 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 criminal penalties like 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.
Ask How To Create The Custody Solutions You Need
For a confidential consultation with our experienced family law attorneys, contact our Hudson law office. 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.