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Wisconsin Mother & Son - Attorney John T Fields, Pitbull Child Custody Lawyer

Madison Child Custody Attorney

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In divorce and parental separation situations where children are involved, child custody & placement is typically the most complicated and emotionally difficult part of the process. It can be destabilizing for children, financially contentious and you may lose precious time with your child. Discussions between partners about what is best for their children can sometimes become overwhelming or difficult to resolve.

Attorney John T. Fields formerly worked as a counselor at the Child and Adolescent Treatment Center, and at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington D.C., and has great personal insight into the impact of divorce, parental disputes, and abuse upon children. When time with your child and your parent rights are at stake, you cannot take risks when it comes to finding the best child custody attorney. At our firm, we have the professional background and experience that has proven to be of great benefit to our clients in child custody cases.

Contact us today, and speak with Attorney John T. Fields regarding child custody matters in Madison.

Understanding Child Custody in Madison, Wisconsin

In the Wisconsin family court system, the guiding principle in court decisions is what is believed to be in the best interests of the children. This can be a subjective matter and often up to the individual judge presiding over your case. The decision made in a child custody dispute will in large part be determined by the skills with which your case is presented as well as your custody attorney’s knowledge of the Madison court system and WI custody laws. In cases where there is no neglect, abuse or danger to the child, it is assumed that children are best served by giving both parents access and shared parenting responsibilities.

Wisconsin courts attempt to work through mediation to give parents equal time with their child based on parent locations, work schedules or childcare situations. Parents who can agree on the best interests of their child often create a parenting plan delegating finances, location for where the child will stay and when and responsibility for parenting decisions. In some cases, the legal issue of child custody is in contention, and can't be resolved through mediation or negotiations with the opposing attorney. There are several types of custody agreements in Wisconsin. Choose a custody attorney with full knowledge of each who is willing to explain your options, including:

Because Wisconsin courts assume time with both parents is best, if your situation is contentious, you need an expert custody attorney to fight to protect your rights in a family law court. In cases where the other parent is abusive, children must be protected from the abusive parent, whether emotional or physical abuse, and have the best chance to thrive and live a healthy life. In cases where there is a legal dispute regarding child custody, it is imperative that you are represented by a Madison child custody lawyer who has impressive legal qualifications and the skills to craft a case that can win in court. The presentation of the facts that support your wish to gain sole custody is a critical matter.

In a bitter child custody legal dispute, there are a range of issues that could arise, including one parent making false accusations about abuse, neglect or Domestic Violence, as well as cases in which there have been threats of violence. Attorney John T. Fields is an aggressive, professional and experienced Madison child custody lawyer who will fight for your legal parent rights.

Child Custody Considerations in Madison

The courts consider all of the information presented at trial, including the current relationship the child has with each parent, the siblings, grandparents, and other family members and other matters that will affect the child's stability and quality of life. Issues related to any adjustment that may be necessary with regard to changes in school, religious beliefs, and whether child care will be needed when making a decision about child custody. If one parent is planning to relocate to another city or state, or a great distance away, this will create a situation in which visitation order can become more complex, and all of these issues must be resolved fairly. If the child is 13 years old or older and has maturity to make decisions, their wishes are also considered.

Additionally, an individual judge may have set beliefs or opinions on such matters as the health of each parent, a parent’s historical relationship with their child, the parent interactions with the other parent and parent living situations. Therefore, it is critical to have a custody attorney who is familiar with each judge in the Madison court system. At John T. Fields & Associates, our goal is to seek the resolution that will best reflect the wishes of those we serve, and to achieve a favorable outcome with regard to child custody.

Contact us today, and speak with Attorney John T. Fields regarding child custody matters in Madison.

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