Manitowoc Child Custody Attorneys
Dependable Advice About Child Custody Problems
At Kaminski & Pozorski, our lawyers advise people about both kinds of custody issues that can come up between divorcing spouses or unmarried parents — legal custody and physical placement. Recognizing that child custody is perhaps the most emotional and important part of ending a relationship, we treat each client with compassion and we always keep the best interests of the children at the forefront of our minds.
Understanding Child Custody in Wisconsin
With more than 40 years of experience as Manitowoc and Brown County child custody lawyers, we have a complete grasp of Wisconsin’s custody laws. We will make sure you and your children are treated fairly with respect to both parts of the law: legal custody and physical custody.
Legal custody: Legal custody refers to the responsibility and authority that parents share for their children, regardless of a family’s residential arrangements. Legal custody covers such matters as a child’s education, religious training, or important social or recreational activities. Even after a divorce, parents will most likely continue to have joint legal custody of their children, even if the children spend most of their time in one parent’s home.
Physical custody: Physical custody addresses where the child will live after parents break up. We help parents understand the factors that a court will likely apply in resolving disputes over primary physical custody of a child. The parent who does not receive primary physical custody will most likely have visitation rights and will pay some form of child support.
Wisconsin law today favors jointly developed parenting plans that cover the full range of issues on legal custody, physical placement and visitation. By keeping the focus on the best interests of the children while respecting each other as parents, most people manage to resolve custody and parenting time issues on mutually acceptable terms with our help.
High-Conflict Child Custody Situations
In some cases, such factors as alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence or mental illness need to be addressed before a parenting plan can be developed or approved by the court. At Kaminski & Pozorski, our attorneys have a great deal of experience with the resolution of high-conflict child custody cases. For many years, we have accepted client referrals from attorneys who were unprepared to deal with the special demands these cases can sometimes impose.
Contact Our Green Bay Visitation Lawyers
For more information about our experience with child custody and visitation issues in divorce or paternity situations, call 888-656-8574 or contact our Manitowoc law firm online for a free consultation. Most of our family law clients reside in the area roughly defined by Manitowoc County, Green Bay, Fond du Lac and Sheboygan.