Your Role as a Parent is More Important Than Ever

We Protect the Rights of Custodial and Noncustodial Parents

Romantic relationships may end, but parenting relationships last a lifetime. At Walden & Schuster, S.C., our attorneys can be aggressive litigators when necessary. However, we know that litigation can often cause additional hurt and anger, and result in the further breakdown of parenting relationships.

That is why we take a smart approach to litigation. Our attorneys do everything in their power to reach mutually beneficial agreements through negotiation and discussion. We only initiate litigation where necessary to protect our clients' and their children's interests.

Located in Waukesha, our firm represents clients throughout Southeastern Wisconsin who are involved in child custody or support disputes.

Preserving Parent-Child Relationships

In Wisconsin, there is a presumption that children benefit from having meaningful relationships with both parents. Thus, judges are required to make custody determinations that maximize a child's time with both parents. Judges also consider several other factors when making custody decisions, including the ages of the children, current parent-child relationships, the age of the child, the child's developmental and educational needs, and any acts of domestic violence, amongst several other factors.

At Walden & Schuster, S.C. our lawyers work closely with clients to understand the personalities and family dynamics involved, as well as the needs of the children. Together, we develop parenting plans that lay out custody and visitation schedules, ensure children are well cared for and parent-child bonds are respected.

As children grow and families evolve, there are infinite possibilities for potential arguments. While drafting proposed agreements, our attorneys are constantly looking ahead to identify and address potential future areas of strife, including holidays, summer breaks, vacations, school events and how changes in either parent's schedule will be decided. We also include guidance as to how education and health care decisions should be made. By addressing these issues upfront, we are often able to save our clients the time and costs of future litigation.

Helping You Navigate Child Support

Raising a child is expensive. At Walden & Schuster, S.C. we help parents get the support they need to pay for child care, health care costs, school activities and other daily living expenses.

In Wisconsin, child support is calculated using specific formulas. These formulas may consider many factors, including each parent's income, how many overnights per month the children spend with each parent, and whether the parent is supporting other children.

For help with obtaining custody or visitation rights, or child support orders, contact the Waukesha child custody attorneys at Walden & Schuster, S.C. Call 262-955-8330 to schedule a free consultation.