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Kenosha Child Custody Lawyer

Ready to Protect You & Your Child’s Rights & Best Interests

Divorce, domestic violence accusations, and paternity disputes are only three of the many issues that can accompany child custody battles. Whatever situation you find yourself in, it is important to have an experienced Kenosha child custody lawyer you can trust on your side.

Why Choose Our Kenosha Custody Attorneys?

At the Law Office of John Anthony Ward, we offer cutting-edge custody representation. With 35 years of family law experience, our Kenosha child custody attorney offers creative custody solutions to our clients in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Our Kenosha custody lawyers strive for efficient, positive outcomes while doing everything possible to reach a resolution smoothly and efficiently. Visit our lawyer reviews to see why clients choose our Kenosha child custody law firm when they need the best custody attorney near them.

When your child's future is on the line, call (262) 205-6599 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced family lawyer.

Handling All Child Custody Issues

Child custody disputes can be some of the most contentious legal battles our clients ever face. You deserve to spend time with your child.

Our firm will help you reach an agreement that protect your interests while meeting your child's needs. We will explain the full impact of your custody decisions so that you can make informed choices.

We put our extensive experience to work protecting our clients' interests regarding:

  • Sole custody – One parent is given the entire custody arrangement. They will have the children in their care for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The other spouse will not have custody.

  • Joint custody – A custody arrangement where the parents split custody between them and each have time with the children throughout the week and during the holidays.

  • Split custody – Children are split between parents, so each parent has full time custody of certain children.

  • Temporary custody orders – Whether you are in the initial stages of a divorce or have just been accused of domestic abuse, a temporary custody order can ensure your ability to spend time with your child.

  • Relocation – If you or your child's other parent wants to leave Wisconsin or Illinois, we will guide you through the custody modification process to make sure that your rights are protected.

  • Domestic abuse and custody – Unfortunately, false accusations of domestic violence are not uncommon in custody matters. With extensive criminal defense and family law experience, we know how to help you protect your rights and your relationship with your child.

  • Child support issues – The proper child support calculation will depend largely on your custody

  • Grandparents’ rights – We have extensive experience protecting relatives' and grandparents' rights.

How is Child Custody Determined in Wisconsin?

In the state of Wisconsin, child custody are determined by the either the parents or by court order. The court order will issue if the parents can't come to an agreement. If the court is determining custody they will consider the following factors:

  • The wishes of each parent
  • The wishes of the child
  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • The child’s age and needs
  • The mental & physical health of all parties
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • Any history of abuse or negligence with the child
  • Any history of drug/alcohol abuse
  • Availability of child care services

Request a Free Consultation Today

Legal issues involving a child can be complex and emotionally charged. At this difficult time for your family, you need the help of an attorney you can trust to handle your case with the utmost compassion, skill and professionalism.

Law Office of John Anthony Ward understands that this is a challenging time and believes that you deserve attentive, individualized service – and that’s exactly what you can expect when you work with our Kenosha child custody lawyer, from your initial consultation to the resolution of your case. It's time to get help from a professional you can trust to work hard for your family.

Call us today at (262) 205-6599 for more information about our legal services or to speak with a Kenosha child custody lawyer.

Recent Victories

Results from Real Cases
  • Attempted Murder Not Guilty
  • Child Custody Custody Granted
  • Child Custody Shared-Custody Granted
  • Child Custody Custody Granted
  • Date Rape Acquittal
  • DUI Not Guilty
  • Felony Murder Charges Reduced
  • Sexual Assault Not Guilty
  • Best Divorce Lawyers - Kenosha
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Avvo
  • Top 10 Family Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Platinum Client Champion
  • NTL - Top 100

Client Reviews

We've Been Helping Families for More Than 35 Years
    He gave me my life back.

    “Attorney Ward and his professional team proceeded tenaciously to build a strong case in my favor.¬†With this case, Attorney Ward has opened new doors for resolving wrongful convictions.”

    - Client Review
    He has NEVER failed to go above and beyond my expectations.

    “Attorney Ward is very well versed in the legalities of child custody and placement and he is not one of those lawyers who charge you for every little thing. You know exactly what you are paying for and why. Personally, I would pay more for an attorney like”

    - Client Review
    John Anthony Ward's office is the best legal representation I have ever experienced.

    “John Anthony Ward's office is the best legal representation I have ever experienced and that is why I am keeping John Ward as my legal representation for any legal matter, he is truly the best.”

    - Client Review
    Best attorney experience I've had.

    “Very professional and good-natured staff, talking with them made me feel like I had found the best law firm in my area.”

    - Client Review
    Top-notch Attorney and Staff!

    “They understood our situation, acted quickly, and got great results. I truly felt his entire staff had compassion for our situation and worked hard to represent us.”

    - Client Review


See What Sets Us Apart
  • Award-Winning Legal Representation
  • Licensed to Practice in Wisconsin, Illinois & Federal Courts
  • Former Marine for the United States of America
  • Aggressive, Affordable Defense Since 1985


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