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A father-son legal team prioritizing your children throughout the custody and visitation process

It is especially important that both parents remain engaged in children’s lives through the divorce process and afterward. Divorce can be an extremely traumatic event for children, and the continuity of having two involved and caring parents can be the difference between a healthy transition and future behavioral issues. When one parent is given full physical custody, the other parent must work out a visitation schedule, and the attorneys at Hart Law Office are experienced in crafting an arrangement that best suits your children’s needs.

What is visitation and do I need to work on a visitation schedule with my spouse?

Both parents have a right to see their children after a divorce. In most cases, the parent not awarded physical custody of the children has visitation rights enabling the parent to see and spend time with the children. Whether you are the noncustodial parent or you and your spouse share custody, it is usually a good idea to work out a visitation schedule so your children can benefit from consistency and predictability. When custody is contested, Wisconsin law requires parents to develop a parenting plan, which must be filed with the court. Parents are encouraged to work together and put the best interests of their children first, and our attorneys can facilitate an agreed-upon plan that benefits the emotional and mental development of your children.

What should my spouse and I include in a visitation schedule?

For many families, the more detailed the plan, the better to ensure as few misunderstandings and conflicts as possible. You and your spouse might include:

  • Specific allocation of days the children spend with each parent during the week
  • Special weekend arrangements, such as alternating physical placement on weekends
  • Holiday schedules
  • Responsibility for taking the children to and from school and activities

This is not where you and your spouse address child support, as the law views that as a separate issue from custody and placement. Our more than 46 years of family law and divorce experience can benefit you and your child during this process.

Supervised parenting time in Wisconsin

For a number of reasons, the court may have ordered supervised visitation. This may be the case if you are struggling with substance abuse or if abuse and/or domestic violence is present. Under a supervised parenting scheme, your interactions are limited to visits supervised by a private provider or a family member approved by the court. While the stigma of being subject to supervised parenting time can be difficult to work through emotionally, Hart Law Office can advise you about how to eventually transition from supervised to unsupervised parenting.

Contact our Milwaukee legal team to protect your rights as a parent

Being a parent comes with significant responsibility and unparalleled joys. If you and your spouse are going through divorce and struggling with child custody issues, our family-focused law firm can help. Contact us or come by our office in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. We accommodate your schedule by offering evening and weekend appointments, and our office is easily accessible by public transportation. Don’t wait. Contact us at 414-271-1775 or online today.

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