Guide to Wisconsin Child Custody & Placement Topics

Where to begin:

Wisconsin custody and physical placement overview
Answers to your Wisconsin child custody and placement questions. How much will going to court cost? How long will it take? Can I represent myself?

WI parenting plans (custody and placement agreements)
Rules and tips for making a Wisconsin parenting plan. Follow these guidelines for a plan you can present in trial or use to settle.

Wisconsin physical placement schedules
Ensure your placement schedule is comprehensive with these guidelines. See popular schedules and the details your schedule must cover.

Steps to take:

8 steps to getting child custody & placement in a WI court
The custody and placement litigation process from start to finish, with all the resources you need. Opening a case, getting temporary orders and more.

Filing for custody & placement in Wisconsin: 3 steps
Follow these steps while filing and serving to avoid mistakes that could stall your case. Find the forms you need and more.

Court mediation in WI custody & placement cases
Are you ready for mediation? Learn how to prepare and what to expect during sessions.

Settling child custody & placement in WI: 3 steps
Settling is considered the best way to decide child custody and placement. Follow these steps to prevent holding up your case.

Wisconsin child custody & placement trials
Wisconsin custody and placement trials are complicated. Understand the processes and protocols so you get what's best for your child.

More on Wisconsin custody:

Wisconsin child support overview: How it's calculated & more
Instantly determine your child support by entering your incomes, parenting time and number of children. See how different parenting times affect the total.

Special circumstances in WI child custody
No two custody and placement cases are the same. Are you in the military? Are you planning to move? What other considerations might you be forgetting?

Explore examples of common schedules

Explore common schedules

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