Child Custody

Top-Rated Child Custody and Child Placement Attorneys

Child Custody and Child Placement Litigation Requires a Dedicated, Top-Rated Custody and Placement Attorney, So Your Rights and Your Children’s Rights Are Protected.

The highly recommended child custody lawyers of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. have provided family law clients with experienced, recognized, compassionate and innovative representation in cases involving child custody and child placement.

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The attorneys of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. have successfully represented clients in all types of custody and placement cases, including shared placement, sole custody, parenting plans, relocation issues, child support, variable expenses, medical decision-making, etc. Help is here for you.

Attorney Linda S. Vanden Heuvel has been selected for the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.  She is also among the highest rated lawyers from Avvo, the world’s largest legal directory.  She was named one of Milwaukee’s Leading Lawyers regarding Family Law, Divorce, Custody and Placement by Milwaukee Magazine.  Attorney Vanden Heuvel is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which means that she has the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.  Child Custody in Wisconsin

At the child custody and child placement law firm of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C., we offer a hands-on approach to carefully and fully understand the unique circumstances of your placement case. For additional information about Wisconsin child custody and Wisconsin child placement read Divorce in Wisconsin, The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect by Linda S. Vanden Heuvel

The Washington County placement lawyers of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. provide the following important information to assist you in your child placement or child custody case.


1.       In deciding on placement of your minor children, the Court looks at the best interests of your children.

2.       Specific factors the Court considers in determining the best interests of your children include the following:

A.       The wishes of the child’s parents;

B.       The wishes of the child;

C.       The interaction of the child with his/her parents, brothers and sisters and any other person who significantly affects the child’s best interests;

D.       The amount of time each parent has spent with the child in the past;

E.       The child’s adjustment to home, school, religion and community;

F.       The age of the child and the child’s developmental and educational needs;

G.      The physical and mental health of the parties and child;

H.       The need for regularly occurring and meaningful periods of placement;

I.        The availability of child care services;

J.       The cooperation between the parties;

K.       Whether one parent can support the other parent’s relationship with the child; and

L.       Whether either party engaged in domestic abuse.

3.       Generally, the Court orders mediation between the parties before a matter is set for a hearing on placement.

4.       If mediation fails, the Court will appoint a Guardian Ad Litem who acts as an advocate for the minor child. The parties usually share the cost of the Guardian Ad Litem, but the Court may deviate from that presumption.

5.       It is the obligation of the Court to set a placement schedule, “that allows the child to have regular occurring meaningful periods of physical placement with each parent and that maximizes the amount of time the child may spend with each parent.” Sec. 767.41, Wis. Stats.

It is important that you retain an experienced child placement attorney to represent your interests in a child custody or child placement dispute.  The child placement attorneys at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. law firm are knowledgeable, experienced and top-rated child placement lawyers with local offices in West Bend, Germantown, Appleton, Milwaukee and Sister Bay, Wisconsin.

Contact the child custody attorneys and child placement lawyers at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. for a free consultation. Call 1-800-805-1976 or 262-250-1976 or email

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