Child Custody

Wisconsin child custody legal language is often times confusing and difficult to understand. The process of a separation is trying in itself, the last thing that you need is to try to deal with the details of child support services and child custody on your own. Whether you need to enforce a pre-existing legal custody agreement or are creating a new child support agreement, you should have an experienced lawyer on your side.

A common misconception is that it is cheaper to go to court on your own than it is to hire a lawyer's legal services. The problem with this is that in dealing with emotional situations, many times people simply want to get everything done with and resolved as quickly as possible. This is hardly the best scenario. The last thing you want to do is settle for less than you and your child/children need. With an outside perspective, our experienced child support attorneys will fight for the best long-term solution for you.

How Child Support Lawyers Define Custody, Placement, and Support

The child custody lawyers at Nowlan & Mouat LLP will ensure that your initial agreements adequately cover your child’s housing, food, clothing, education, and other financial needs. We make every effort to ensure your wishes are included in the final legal agreements.

Custody is the decision-making authority for the child. Commonly, each parent equally holds child custody. Child placement refers to a set schedule that determines when each parent physically has the child. Placement and visitations rights are a difficult topic to deal with. Many believe that courts favor mothers over fathers in child custody, support and placement agreements. However, it is illegal for courts to favor one parent over the other based on gender or race.