Child Custody in Jefferson county is at the sole discretion of their Circuit Court judges. Since the appeal process is difficult and expensive, clients should take these matters seriously and expect that they have only one chance for settling custody of their children. This is true whether in a divorce or paternity action. Custody sets the tone for future relationships with the child and other parent.
Joint Custody is the sharing of decision making power between the two parents. Each with no more say than the other. Such issues as where the child will attend school, medical decisions, and types of event planning fall under custody decisions. Later in life decisions about if the minor can marry or join the armed services can occur. Having joint custody is the first step towards a parental relationship with the minor child. Joint custody can be denied by the court for many reasons including domestic violence and child abuse.
Sole Custody can be given to either parent in whole or on a issue by issue basis. An example of sole custody on an issue basis is sole custody to decide where the child will attend school. Others include: medical decisions, school events, and religion. Sole custody is granted when joint custody is denied.
You may want to check out a few of our information pages for more reading material on General Family Law Information if you are involved in a Jefferson WI Child Custody action.
If you already have a Judgment of Divorce -or- Judgment of Paternity then you may want to check out Contempt filings; and Post Judgment Modifications; if you are involved in a Jefferson Child Custody action.
We also suggest you check out our Child Support Information page for those of you that may be paying or receiving child support and looking for a Jefferson WI Child Custody Lawyer.
Lastly, you may want to read Atty Richard Missimer’s answers posted on Avvo for Q&A if you are seeking yet more information about Jefferson County WI Child Custody Attorneys.
We believe you will find that Atty Richard is an extremely good Child Custody Attorney in Jefferson County WI. He will give you a free consultation by phone, consider contacting him at (262) 565-8200.