Wisconsin Post-Judgment Modifications of Orders Attorneys
Serving Waukesha including Jefferson and Washington Counties and all Southeastern Wisconsin: Child Custody Modification Lawyers
Families are in considerable upheaval during divorce. Parents are forced to make difficult decisions about circumstances that are new to their family – living and raising children in two households. It is expected and understood that the original child custody arrangements or orders will not suit the family’s needs for years to come, as the children grow. For a free initial consultation to discuss your situation with an experienced family lawyer, contact our Waukesha law firm.
D’Angelo & Jones, LLP, is a small AV-rated* family law firm that serves clients throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Our family law attorneys assist clients with Wisconsin post-judgment modification of orders, including:
- Child Custody/Placement Modifications
- Visitation/Placement Modifications
- Child Support Modifications
- Other Post-Decree Modifications
We also represent clients in the enforcement of family court orders.
Embracing Change ∙ Encouraging Stability
While the courts recognize that families and needs change over time, it is believed that there is an inherent need for stability in the initial period following a divorce or legal separation. Therefore, Wisconsin law dictates that any significant modification to a custody order made within two years from the initial court order must be deemed necessary due to the present arrangement being emotionally or physically harmful to the children.
After two years has lapsed, modifications can be made to child custody, child support or other family court orders if there is a substantial change in circumstances and the change is in the best interest of the child/children.
If you would like to discuss your situation with an experienced and caring family law attorney at our Waukesha law firm, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.