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Wisconsin Child Custody Attorney

Divorce is an extremely emotional, stressful event for most people. When a person goes through a divorce, they are worried about many things. Where will I live? What will happen to my finances? What will happen to my children? It is important, during such a difficult time, to have an experienced, confident attorney who will represent their interests. In a divorce, you only get one chance to do it right so you need to hire the best attorney that you can offer so that you can ensure that your children are protected and that you receive a fair settlement.

Wisconsin Family Law

According to Wisconsin law, “custody” refers to who has the authority to make decisions for the children. The most common custodial arrangement is joint custody between both parents. The state statute requires that the court first assume that it is in the best interest of the children to award joint legal custody. This is only true, however, if both parents are proper and fit persons to have joint custody. This is separate from where the children live, which is called “physical placement.”

“Placement” refers to the parents right to have the child placed physically with them. A parent with placement has the right and responsibility to make routine daily decisions regarding how the child is cared for that are in line with the more significant decisions that are made jointly. The court, will determine how much time the children spend with each parent. This is typically done as a placement schedule so that the child or children can spend regular, consistent, meaningful time with each parent.

WI Custody Attorney

Sheila L. Romell of the Law Office of Sheila L. Romell, S.C. in Brookfield, Wisconsin is a family law attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. She is widely recognized as a top divorce attorney in Wisconsin and has won several prestigious awards including being chosen as a Super Lawyer in Wisconsin 2006-2020, named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin, Named by M Magazine Milwaukee as a Leading Lawyer in 2015 -20, a Top Lawyer in Wisconsin 2016, 2016 Best Lawyers in America-Family Law, and America’s Most Honored Professionals honoree 2016.

Her experience as a Guardian ad Litem in family court has given her unique insight in custody and placement issues. Her goal is to do what is in the best interest of the child or children. In divorce, they suffer too. When you need an attorney for your custody case, call Sheila Romell for experienced, aggressive, caring representation you can trust.

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Office Location
  • Wauwatosa Office
    17100 W. Bluemound Rd, Tri City Bank Building
    Suite 201
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
    Phone: 262-439-9400
    Fax: 262-439-9706
Ratings and Reviews
I was so fortunate I found Sheila on Avvo! I went in for a consultation and knew right away I wanted to hire her to represent me. She handled everything professionally and efficiently. Even though it was a difficult case with my ex-wife, Sheila was well prepared and did an incredible job in court. She… - Pat

Excellent Attorney

I really respect the job she did representing me. She was meticulous with paperwork , well-organized, and always prepared for court. Communication was a priority. I am very happy and recommend her. Sheila L. Romell’s response: “Larry, Thank you for the review! I enjoyed working with you and wish you and your family the best!-…

- Larry