West Bend Child Custody Lawyer Protecting Your Kids Throughout The Divorce

Few things are more important to most parents than taking care of their children. During a divorce, many parents worry about what will happen to their children and whether they will be able to make important decisions regarding their child's health and education. Parents want to know exactly what will happen with their children and who will be responsible for each detail of care.

Mayer Law Office, LLC, works closely with clients to explain their rights as parents and protect the best interests of the children throughout the family law process.

Understanding The Differences Between Washington County Child Visitation And Custody

When attorneys William Mayer and Catherine Terry work with parents, the first thing they do is explain the differences between custody and visitation (also called placement). Legal custody refers to the rights of parents to make major decisions affecting their children. This includes decisions regarding education, non-emergency health care and religion. The court awards custody based on the best interests of the child and looks at a variety of factors, including:

  • Age of the children
  • Attachment of children to parents
  • Community
  • Allegations of abuse

In Wisconsin, child custody is typically shared between the two parents, called joint custody. The availability and accessibility of both parents are taken into consideration, as are any negative accusations such as domestic violence, drug abuse or alcoholism.

William and Catherine understand how emotionally taxing the divorce process is for parents, and they work closely with individuals to help them achieve favorable legal outcomes. Learn more about how an experienced lawyer can help protect your rights. Contact Mayer Law Office, LLC, online or call 888-707-0085 to schedule your free initial consultation with a West Bend child custody attorney.