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Wisconsin Child Custody

Q: How does Wisconsin determine child custody?

A: Wisconsin courts prioritize the child’s best interests, considering factors like parental cooperation, mental and physical health, and the child’s wishes.

Q: What are a father's rights in Wisconsin?

A: Father’s rights in Wisconsin are equal to mother’s rights. Custody decisions are based on the child’s best interests, not parental gender.

Q: What constitutes an unfit parent in Wisconsin?

A: An unfit parent may have a history of abuse, neglect, substance abuse, criminal activity, or mental health issues that endanger the child’s well-being.

Q: How is physical placement defined?

A: Physical placement refers to where the child lives. It outlines the schedule and arrangements for the child’s time with each parent.

Q: Is Wisconsin a 50/50 custody state?

A: While not strictly 50/50, joint custody is common if it benefits the child’s well-being.

Q: What exactly is child custody in Wisconsin?

A: Child custody in Wisconsin involves legal custody (decision-making authority) and physical placement (where the child lives), prioritizing the child’s best interests.

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