Child Custody Agreements
In Wisconsin, the court uses the term “parenting plan” instead of child custody agreements — they both spell out the duties and obligations of the parents concerning a child or children. In addition, they outline the plan for how each parent will share or divide legal custody and physical placement of the child (or children). If both parents agree on a plan, then the court will order the plan as the official provision. When parents are not able to agree, the court can order the parents to attend education classes or mediation to work out an agreement.
If the parents still cannot work out a plan, each parent should submit an individual plan, and the court will determine the provisions regarding legal child custody and physical placement of the child according to whomever offers the best workable plan that is in the best interest of the child. According to Chapter 767.41(1m) of the child custody laws in Wisconsin, the parenting plan must provide the information about the following questions:
- What legal custody and physical placement the parent is seeking
- Where the parent currently lives and where the parent intends to live during the next two years (parents who have been involved in a domestic situation do not have to submit an exact address but can give a general description)
- Where the parent works and the hours of employment
- Who will provide necessary child care when the parent cannot care for the child and who will pay for the child care
- See additional questions that must be answered
Many parents feel overwhelmed at the prospect of creating their agreement because there is so much information to think about and include, which is why the legal expertise and services of Walsh Law Office is so vital to divorcing parents. Our family law attorneys can help you prepare your visitation and child custody agreements in Madison, Stoughton, Middleton, Waunakee, Sun Prairie, and nearby metropolitan suburbs. Walsh Law will advocate for your position and fight to win your contested child custody case.
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