What Happens To My Kids If I Get Divorced?

Divorce can be just as difficult on children as it is on parents, if not more so. In most cases, Wisconsin courts put great emphasis on the parties coming up with an amicable solution to custody and placement schedules. If the parties cannot agree, however, the court will then intervene.

Wisconsin child custody laws assume that children are happiest and healthiest when they have a good relationship with both parents. Accordingly, courts will try to make sure both parents are involved in their children's lives when at all possible.

Of course, this is easier said than done, as custody and placement are often hotly contested issues. At Hannula Halom & Scherz, we will work closely with you to develop a custody arrangement that works for everyone involved, especially your children, while at the same time ensuring that your rights are protected. When developing a parenting plan, it's important to consider things such as:

  • The relationship each parents currently has with the children
  • School and work schedules and locations
  • The financial situation of both parents
  • The wishes of the children

What If Something Changes?

A parenting plan can change as your situation changes; we can help with updates or modifications to existing custody arrangements. For example, you may need to update your agreement if:

  • One parent moves out of state
  • One parent has a significant change in their financial situation, such as losing a job
  • A parent or child suffers a serious injury or illness

Discuss Your Case With A Lawyer

No two cases or situations are the same. To get guidance tailored to your family, we invite you to schedule a free consultation at our Superior office. Call us at 715-718-3621 or send us a message online to schedule an appointment.