Physical custody of minor children, called “physical placement” or simply “placement” in Wisconsin, can be a contentious issue between parents whose relationship has ended.
In Wisconsin divorces involving minor children, the final divorce ruling includes key decisions about legal and physical custody of the children. In many jurisdictions, if parents’ efforts to mediate decisions regarding their children are not.
If you and your child’s other parent are subject to a court-ordered placement schedule or parenting plan, you should be able to trust that the terms of the visitation orders will be honored.
If you and your child’s other parent no longer live together but you both want to be involved in your child’s life and cannot agree on how that should occur, you may need to petition the court for a ruling on legal custody and physical placement.
Ending a marriage is never easy. That can be especially true when there is a significant disparity in earnings or when one spouse is unemployed at the time the divorce is filed.
Receiving a job offer is usually a cause for celebration. When the offer is in a new geographic area, you have an opportunity to establish new roots and become part of a new community.
If you and your spouse or partner decide to go separate ways, there are a lot of important decisions to be made about your future and your children’s future.
If you are getting a divorce in Wisconsin, the court will apply Wisconsin law in determining how to divide your assets.
One of the most frequently asked questions divorce attorneys hear is “How will our assets and debts be divided in the divorce?”
When a marriage ends, one of the biggest questions is how the couple’s assets and liabilities will be divided. As a marital property state, decisions about dividing property in Wisconsin generally start with the presumption that each spouse is entitled to one-half of the couple’s assets and one-half of its liabilities, regardless of whether those assets and debts are in one spouse’s name alone.
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