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Western Wisconsin Family Law Lawyers

Western Wisconsin Family Law Lawyers

Family law, as the name implies, directly affects your family, which makes it of primary importance for you and your family if you find yourself facing a family law matter. If this is the situation you find yourself in, don’t wait to reach out to an experienced Western Wisconsin family law lawyer for the legal help you need. 

Family Law Cases

Family law naturally addresses divorce including:

Family law is about much more than the terms of divorce alone, however. For example, there are also post-divorce modifications to consider, custody and out-of-state moves, and child custody and child support issues outside of marriage. Additionally, family law routinely addresses matters such as the following:

  • Paternity
  • Domestic abuse

Let’s take a closer look.

Paternity

When a couple is married at the time of a child’s birth in Wisconsin, the husband is presumed to be the child’s father, and his name is added to the birth certificate. If not, however, you’ll need to establish paternity, which means establishing the child’s legal father. Both parents can voluntarily acknowledge the father’s paternity and make it official with the court, or either can request that paternity be legally established. The establishment of paternity can benefit the child, the father, and the mother in important ways. 

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a serious legal matter that involves the infliction of pain or injury, a sexual assault, or an act that causes the abused family member to fear being harmed or sexually abused. Common domestic abuse charges in Wisconsin include:

  • Disorderly conduct
  • Misdemeanor or felony battery
  • Criminal damage to property
  • False imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking

If arrested for domestic abuse in Wisconsin, there is a mandatory requirement that the accused maintain 72 hours of no contact with the victim, which means he or she must stay away from the victim and the victim’s residence (including a temporary residence). 

A Note on Stalking

At its most basic, stalking refers to the unwanted pursuit of someone else, and the State of Wisconsin defines stalking as actions toward someone else that would cause a reasonable person under the same circumstances to suffer serious emotional distress – or to fear bodily injury or death at the hand of the stalker. Stalking is a Class I felony in Wisconsin, and there are several courses of conduct that can lead to stalking charges, including:

  • Constantly maintaining a physical or visual presence
  • Contacting or attempting to contact the victim’s employer or coworkers or showing up at the victim’s job
  • Contacting the victim’s neighbors and showing up at the victim’s residence
  • Entering the victim’s property
  • Contacting the victim electronically, including by telephone

You Need an Experienced Western Wisconsin Family Law Lawyer on Your Side

The compassionate Western Wisconsin family law lawyers at Atticus Family Law dedicate their impressive practice to helping clients like you resolve their family law concerns favorably, and we’re on your side. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact us today.

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