For generations, legal authorities have failed to recognize the critical importance of fathers when making child custody and visitation determinations. This bias has, unfortunately, harmed the relationships fathers have with their sons and daughters following a divorce. At Hart Law Office in Milwaukee, we understand the value of the paternal bond and work tirelessly to ensure that both parents are given equal treatment as required under Wisconsin law. If you’re a father seeking to assert his rights in a parenting matter or just want to understand your legal options, our experienced family lawyers can help.
Our firm has handled every facet of divorce proceedings since 1977. Though times have changed, without proper representation, your rights still might be infringed in decisions relating to:
In a free initial consultation, we will examine the circumstances in your situation and devise a strategy that benefits you and your children.
When an unmarried mother gives birth in Wisconsin, the child’s father must take legal steps to add his name to the birth record. If there is no dispute as to the baby’s father, both parents can sign a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement. This establishes a legal relationship, which means that the father has custody and physical placement rights as well as the responsibility to provide child support. If there’s a dispute over parentage or the restriction of your ability to participate in the raising of your child, we will petition the court for immediate relief.
Hart Law Office represents Wisconsin fathers in divorces and other disputes related to parenting issues. Please call 414-271-1775 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward. We offer weekend and evening appointments to better serve you.
Q: What is a divorce?
A: A divorce is the legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when filing the divorce papers with the court. The reasons given when filing are referred to as the grounds for divorce.Read More ›