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Child Custody Attorneys in La Crosse, Wisconsin

In any divorce involving children, their well-being and financial support become primary concerns. Unmarried parents often need to safeguard their interests as paternity is established, typically leading to a child support order and the granting — or denial — of visitation rights. Bosshard Parke has earned a strong reputation for child custody negotiations and disputes in the La Crosse area, other western Wisconsin communities, and southeastern Minnesota. Our family law team combines more than 130 years of practice, including service as court-appointed guardians ad litem. We are well-versed in all aspects of custody and child support, and our practice balances representation between both fathers and mothers.

Reliable, Results-Oriented Advocacy for Wisconsin and Minnesota Parents

Loving, responsible parents often disagree on what custody, parenting time, and financial arrangements are in the best interest of their children. Our lawyers strive to align their efforts with clients’ unique situations and priorities. Key considerations in your case may include:

  • Whether you intend to seek primary residential custody or a joint/shared custody order providing near-equal time with your children, we will provide guidance based on experience in the court where your case will be adjudicated.
  • While the court will consider many factors, such as which parent is currently the primary caregiver, there is no statutory preference for either the mother or father. Often, developing a parenting schedule that works for all parties is even more important than arguing for a specific custody order.
  • Child support is guided by regulations in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, but various factors may affect what you pay or receive. We are diligent in demanding accurate information on parents’ financial resources, living expenses, and children’s needs.

For most of our family law clients, nothing is more important than maintaining the closest possible relationships with their children. We aim for resolution outside of court whenever possible as this keeps decision-making within the family and negotiated outcomes are more likely to be sustainable over time.

Our Leading Child Custody and Support Attorneys

We are here to assist you in preparing for divorce, managing a paternity dispute, or securing a custody or support modification justified by a significant change in circumstances. To request a consultation with an attorney who will listen to you and prioritize your goals, call 608-782-1469, or click the button below.

La Crosse Office

750 3rd St. N, La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-782-1469

Fax: 608-784-1561

Sparta Office

103 S Water St. #2, Sparta, WI 54656

Phone: 608-269-5076

Fax: 608-269-5077

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The Best Of La Crosse County (2023, 2018, 2015)

River Valley Media Group Reader’s Choice (2022)

Best Law Firm In Wisconsin (2020, 2017, 2016)

Best Of The Best (2019, 2017)

Martindale-Hubbell® PREEMINENT® Peer Rated For Highest Level Of Professional Excellence (2018, 2017)

Martindale-Hubbell® PEER RATED – For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability (2018)

American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys™ 10 Best – Client Satisfaction (2016)

Bosshard | Parke Ltd. in La Crosse serves clients throughout the Coulee Region, western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and beyond, including many in the Onalaska and Sparta, Wisconsin, and La Crescent, Minnesota, areas.