Dane County Child Custody Attorneys

Experienced Madison Child Placement Attorneys

Wisconsin circuit family courts determine child custody and placement based on what situations serve the best interests of children. Ideally, parents' custody rights and placement would be shared equally.

At Mandell & Ginsberg, however, we know that there is no cookie-cutter solution when it comes to child-related matters in divorce or parental separation. Our Madison, Wisconsin, law firm seeks customized solutions that both protect your children's interests as well as your parental rights.

Helping You Seek Fair Custody And Child Placement

Our Dane County child custody lawyers represent parents involved in divorce as well as unmarried parents with child-related disputes and paternity actions. We focus more on helping clients establish their parental rights than on fighting for ultimate control, as such disputes rarely turn out as expected.

To that end, we provide honest counsel on your statutory rights as a parent regarding:

  • Child custody — The legal right you have to make decisions regarding your child's education, religious upbringing, non-emergency medical needs and other lifestyle values
  • Child placement — Your legal right to physical custody in having your child reside with you regularly or permanently

Our ultimate goal is to help you find creative child placement solutions given your work schedule, location and other logistical factors that may be taken into account by the court.

Using Mediation To Resolve Child-Related Issues

Where appropriate, we often encourage parents to first attempt mediation to resolve child custody and placement concerns. Child-related disputes should not be decided in a courtroom — they should be discussed candidly yet firmly between parents. Mediation allows parents the opportunity to develop practical and mutually beneficial solutions each party can work with.

We provide the information and aggressive advocacy you need to protect your rights and your children's best interests. For more information, please contact us at 608-620-7640 to schedule a free initial consultation.