In Wisconsin, parents generally do not have direct access to the information gathered by a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in a divorce or child custody case. The GAL's role is to represent the best interests of the child or children involved, and their communications and findings are...View More
Me and my girlfriend have decided to announce that we are officially a couple and want to pursue a relationship with one another. She is the mother of a two year old daughter. The father of the child is trying to pursue legal action to take her daughter away because of this. In fact he attempted to... View More
A parent's new partner is relevant on child custody questions if the new partner will spend time with or have an affect on the child. However, simply dating a new partner is not a reason to take successful legal action. If the relationship is positive, and there are no questions of, for...View More
In Wisconsin, the court considers the best interests of the child when making decisions about child custody and placement. If one parent has a history of domestic violence and there are concerns about the safety and well-being of the child, the court may take that into account when determining...View More
I filed a TRO for my daughter due to 3 witnesses stepping forward to abuse they saw, heard or were told about that was happening to my 2 year old. I took it to court but i lost the case and they told me i didn't have enough evidence and that spanking a child was not against the law. my child... View More
Sometimes, depending on the age of your child, the best thing to do is to find a therapist for your child. A Therapist is a mandatory reporter for abuse and would be able to have much more insight and credibility.
This is rather awkward wording. It appears that it would be seven days in addition to four days. This is surprising because most Marital Settlement Agreements state that you need to schedule your vacation over your scheduled weekend of placement.
This would be subject to the law of Minnesota if the child reisdes in that state once born. To place the child for adoption, the Court would need to terminate the parental rights of both parents. The biological father should file a paternity action once the child is born and request that he have...View More
My 14 yr old daughter (starting 9th grade) has made it very clear that she does not want to be at her father's, due to dismissal of feelings and uncomfortability with stepmother and manipulation to go live with them out of state. She has missed her monthly period due to stress of being there... View More
You should consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area. To modify placement, you will need to prove facts that establish that there has been a substantial change of circumstances since entry of the current placement Order, and that a modification is in her best interests.
Moms on limited visitation, 5 hrs e/o Sat&sun in public settings.2kids together.My 10 yr old is asking me about court dates coming up, child support, why they only see mom in public etc. Every time they come back from a visit something new is brought up that kids shouldn't be involved... View More
My ex and I have 50/50. He's barely exercised his placement the last 2 years (less than 30 days out of his 365). Our 15yo does not want to go to his dad's anymore because hes never there or spends any time with him. Ex recently filed contempt on me because I didn't allow our son to... View More
There is a provision in the Wisconsin State Statutes that provides that a person can lose their court ordered placement if they do not exercise it. You can file a Motion to modify the current Order to incorporate the status quo.
You can file a petition for guardianship since she has left the child in your care for such a long time. She would have a right to visit with the child, but she would also have an obligation for payment of support.
Whether you can be around the child would depend on the nature of your record of convictions and whether the Court and Guardian ad Litem believe that it would not be in the best interests of the children for you to have contact with them. More information would be needed to respond to this...View More
If you are a aware that father is living with a convicted felon, you are certainly justified to be concerned about your kids being in that environment. Revisiting placement could be an option for you depending on what the current orders are set at. For child support, I would need some additional...View More
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