Waukesha, WI asked in Child Custody for Wisconsin

Q: Who determines/has right to set child custody agreement prior to it being established in court and how is it upheld?

Can custody be established outside of court or without a court ordered agreement? If so, how is that upheld/adhered to and what as a mother can I do if it is not? Is the agreement done between two parties without being court sanctioned legally binding?

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Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst
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  • Wauwatosa, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Both parents can sign a Stipulation and Order as to custody and placement, but it will need to be filed with the Court and the Order signed by the Commissioner or Judge before it is enforceable.

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