School District Choice: Who makes it?
So, you and your significant other separated and have a joint custody/joint placement order. Sharing placement has been relatively calm but now your child needs to start school. The two of you live in different school districts so who gets to choose the school district? Under Wisconsin statutes, joint legal custody means that the parents…Read More
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order? A judge or circuit court commissioner may grant an injunction, also known as a restraining order, that orders a person to refrain from committing acts of domestic abuse against the petitioner, to avoid the petitioner’s residence, or any other location temporarily occupied by the petitioner or both, or…Read More
Paternity Law In Wisconsin
DECLARATION OF PATERNAL INTEREST Don’t let your parental rights be terminated without your knowledge!! Do you believe someone you slept with could be carrying your child? If so, do you want to be notified if the mom is making the important decision to give the child up for adoption? If the answer is yes, you…Read More
Thank you for visiting this page. Be aware there is an update to this posting. The law has changed or the application of the law has changed in practice. Please visit this blog for the most up to date information. Grandparent Rights in Wisconsin Most states allow at least some form of grandparent visitation, after…Read More
Back to School Tips for Divorcing Parents
As the school year begins again, co-parenting issues often come to a boiling point. Here are some tips to try and co-parent in a more effective and efficient manner in the days ahead. Otherwise, you and your ex will be in and out of court asking the court to order solutions which cause your child…Read More
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER MEDIATING YOUR DIVORCE
Divorce Mediation Divorce can be emotionally, financially, and physically stressful. Divorce mediation is a way to reduce stress. While protracted litigation is necessary in some cases, for many people, mediation is an effective alternative that allows you to reach an agreement in the least stressful way. In a divorce mediation, a neutral mediator assists a…Read More
Trying to Move with Joint Custody of a Child?
[Editor’s Note: The Law has changed. Please consult with a professional at Petit & Dommershausen for additional information. New blog post forthcoming.] Parents Should Know In Wisconsin, if parents share custody and physical placement, you have to provide the other parent with at least 60 days’ written notice if you want to move out of…Read More
Co-Parenting Tips for a Happy Holiday
Holidays can be a difficult time for divorced or separated families especially when people crave the perfect family event. It can be emotionally gut wrenching having to split holiday time with your ex and knowing that the person passing the gravy to your kids is not you, but your ex’s new love. Protect your kids…Read More
What is a prenuptial agreement and should you have one?
Do you know someone in Wisconsin who is engaged or married? Have you talked to them about a prenuptial agreement? Attorneys from Oshkosh and the Fox Valley can guide you in the right direction. A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding contract that two people negotiate and sign with a view toward what would happen…Read More