La Crosse Child Custody Lawyers Help You Achieve Your Parenting Goals
Strong and experienced advocates to present your position when it comes to custody and placement
In most divorce and paternity actions involving children, each parent seeking custody and physical placement is often required to file a parenting plan with the court. Parenting plans provide detailed information about a parent’s future plan for their child and the parent’s proposal in regard to Child Custody (the right to make decisions) and Physical Placement (formally known as Visitation). A Parenting Plan is an excellent tool for parents to determine where they have common ground about their child’s future and where they have a dispute. A proper Parenting Plan provides information to the court about where a parent intends to live the next two years, and the parent’s proposal in regard to daycare, school, medical care, school and summer schedules, religious commitments, child support and payment of extracurricular expenses, etc. Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law can help you prepare a Parenting Plan for any child custody arrangement:
An experienced divorce or paternity attorney can assist you in drafting an effective parenting plan that will serve the best interests of the child. An experienced attorney can also help guide you to resources that are available to help you and the other parent explore options that are available for placement schedules to meet the needs of your child depending on his or her age.
The court considers the best interests of the children when determining a custody and physical placement order. Among the many factors a court weighs in making these determinations are:
We offer guidance through the Custody Assessment Team process
In the event there are complicated issues regarding custody and placement in divorce and paternity matters and the parents are unable to reach an agreement on their own as to how those issues will be dealt with, a Custody Assessment Team may be appointed in La Crosse County which will be comprised of a Child Custody Evaluator, a Child Development Specialist and a Guardian ad Litem (who is an attorney appointed by the court to represent the best interest of the child). Our attorneys will help you petition the court for this comprehensive assessment and provide the necessary guidance you will need as you navigate through the CAT evaluation process.
Contact an experienced and passionate child custody attorney in La Crosse for your divorce or paternity matter
At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, we have family law attorneys skilled in child custody matters. We're located close to the Cass Street Bridge, not far from the Mississippi River. Contact us online or call us at 608-519-4788.