River Falls is a great community with lots to offer families and individuals alike. Like any family in any community, family dynamics change and unforeseen circumstances occur. Is your River Falls family going through a change? Whether that change is divorce, legal separation, or a change or modification to child support or child custody, Angela Olson Law is the constant that can guide you through that change.
If you are making a change by the way of a divorce or legal separation, there is some planning and do and don’ts you much consider.
Should you move out of your house when getting divorced?
Should you change your bank accounts?
Should you go to family counseling?
All of these are questions that Angela Olson Law can answer.
If you are looking to change a prior order for child support or child custody and placement, there are other questions you must ask and have answered.
How long ago was your child support order?
How long ago was your child custody or child placement order?
What has changed since the last order?
Call Angela Olson Law to answer all of these questions and guide you through the changes that are occurring in your River Falls, WI family. (718)-386-8888
The custody of your kids is the most important part of your life.
How does a judge make a decision about child custody or placement?
The court has to consider the following factors to make a decision on custody and placement.
Factors in Custody and Physical Placement Determinations
Per Wis. Stat. § 767.41(5)
- The wishes of the child’s parent or parents, as shown by any stipulation between the parties, any proposed parenting plan or any legal custody or placement proposal submitted to the court at trial.
- The wishes of the child, which may be communicated by the child or through the child’s guardian ad litem or other appropriate professional.
- The interaction and interrelationship of the child with his or her parent or parents, siblings, and any other person who may significantly affect the child’s best interest.
- The amount and quality of time that each parent has spent with the child in the past, any necessary changes to the parents’ custodial roles and any reasonable life-style changes that a parent proposes to make to be able to spend time with the child in the future.
- The child’s adjustment to the home, school, religion and community.
- The age of the child and the child’s developmental and educational needs at different ages.
- Whether the mental or physical health of a party, minor child or other person living in a proposed custodial household negatively affects the child’s intellectual, physical, or emotional well-being.
- The need for regularly occurring and meaningful periods of physical placement to provide predictability and stability for the child.
- The availability of public or private child care services.
- The cooperation and communication between the parties and whether either party unreasonably refuses to cooperate or communicate with the other party.
- Whether each party can support the other party’s relationship with the child, including encouraging and facilitating frequent and continuing contact with the child, or whether one party is likely to unreasonably interfere with the child’s continuing relationship with the other party.,
- Whether there is evidence that a party engaged in abuse, as defined in s. 813.122 (1)(a), of the child, as defined in s. 48.02 (2). 12 m.
Whether any of the following has a criminal record and whether there is evidence that any of the following has engaged in abuse, as defined in s. 813.122 (1) (a), for the child or any other child or neglected the child or any other child:
(a) A person whom a parent of the child has a dating relationship, as defined in s. 813.12 (1) (ag); or
(b) A person who resides, has resided, or will reside regularly or intermittently in a proposed custodial household.
13. Whether there is evidence of interspousal battery as described under s. 940.19 or 940.20 (1m) or domestic abuse as defined as s. 813012 (1) (am).
- Whether either party has or had a significant problem with alcohol or drug abuse.
- The report of appropriate professionals if admitted into evidence.
- Such other factor as the court may in each individual case determine to be relevant.