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Divorce is often extremely contentious. When children become involved in the scope of topics parents fight about, it is unfair to the child. In some divorces, child custody is a very heated matter that can be extremely difficult to reach an agreement regarding legal custody, physical custody, and a parenting plan. In some cases, an attorney is appointed to serve as a guardian ad litem, which is a third-party representative who will advocate for the child’s best interests. Many states differ on how they handle child custody, but Wisconsin’s laws are fairly straightforward.

Divorce Mediation Requirement

Wisconsin courts suggest a child custody agreement is best created when it is negotiated by both of the child’s parents. For various reasons, sometimes this is not possible, which is why Wisconsin requires divorcing parents to attend at least one session of mediation in an attempt to get them to work together for the sake of their child. If the mediator determines a decision will most likely not be reached in mediation, they can then ask the court to review the case and make a determination about child custody.

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Waukesha County divorce lawyerEven if you would rather never speak or look at your ex-spouse again, when you have children, the reality is you must. When you get a divorce, your marriage ends, but the relationship with your children does not, and you now face the unique challenge of co-parenting together.

Co-parenting can cause some uncomfortable situations for you and your ex early on, but done right, it can greatly benefit your children. It may be difficult and sometimes feel impossible, but effective co-parenting is the best thing you can do for your child after a divorce. 

Here are four ways to be a successful co-parent:

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Waukesha parenting plan lawyerA document that outlines all parental duties is known as a parenting plan. When a couple with children decides to file for divorce, it is each parent’s responsibility to file a proposed parenting plan asking the court to make decisions about the legal custody and physical placement of their children. In the event that both parents completely agree on these issues, one plan may be filed, but in many cases, each parent will file their own proposed plan. Below is some more information on how parenting plans work in Wisconsin:

Who Decides On a Parenting Plan?

In the ideal situation, both parents are involved in a child’s life. However, if your divorce is the result of abuse, domestic violence, or another dangerous issue, you may prefer to handle all parental duties on your own, and you may ask the court to grant you sole custody of your children. If you do wish to share these duties, you will need to work with your ex-spouse to create a parenting plan that you both agree on.

Even though you and your child’s other parent are highly encouraged to come up with an agreed plan, any proposed parenting plan will need to be approved by the court. If your plan protects your child’s best interests, it will likely be approved by a judge. In the event that you and your child’s other parent do not create a plan or cannot agree on certain issues, the court may make decisions on your behalf.

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Delafield divorce attorneyIf your divorce has recently been finalized, you are likely relieved and wondering how to move on with your life. We have compiled this list of tips to help you live the high quality of life you deserve post-divorce:

1. Change Your Passwords

Your ex-spouse likely knows all of the logins and passwords to your online accounts, including email, social media, online shopping sites, credit cards, and bank accounts. Be sure to change all of your online passwords and keep track of them in a notebook or password management app. By changing your passwords, you will not have to worry about your ex causing any damage to your reputation or finances.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-design-24.jpgIf you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you may be wondering how to break the news to your children. The truth is informing your children that you are going to get a divorce is a difficult task. Fortunately, there are several ways you can reduce the pain and discomfort of this conversation and give your children the peace of mind they deserve. Here are five tips you should keep in mind when you tell your children about your divorce:

  1. Wait Until The Decision Has Been Finalized. You should avoid telling your children about your divorce unless you and your spouse have made a final decision. It is a good idea to wait until you have signed the divorce paperwork and custody documents and one of you is about to move out. 
  2. Make It Clear That It is Not Your Children’s Fault. Oftentimes, children wrongly believe that a divorce is their fault. You should make it a priority to make it clear to your children that your divorce has nothing to do with them. Simply tell them that you and your spouse grew apart or no longer get along well as a couple. 
  3. Refrain From Blaming. Although it may be easier said than done, you and your spouse should refrain from blaming one another in front of your children. If you blame one another, your children are more likely to choose sides and be upset with one, if not both, of you. 
  4. Do Not Share Inappropriate Information. The adult details of your divorce should stay between you and your spouse.  If you share inappropriate information with your children, they may resent you. Therefore, it is in your best interest to keep the conversation focused on your children rather than on you and your spouse. Let your children know when they will see you and your spouse, whether they will be moving, and other details that will affect their lives.
  5. Choose the Right Time. You should wait until you and your spouse are feeling emotionally stable and ready to support your children. Letting their teacher,  guidance counselor, and other close family members know before you tell them is a wise decision. Do not break the news to them before their birthday or another special occasion, or in a public setting. 

Contact Our Milwaukee County Divorce Lawyers

Once you and your spouse provide your children with an age-appropriate and neutral explanation of your divorce, you will both feel a sense of relief. If you are considering divorce, you should contact our Milwaukee County divorce lawyers today by calling at 262-203-4916. 

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