Unfortunately, there are no "rules" in this situation. The court can only micro-manage so much. This is why it is best to separate as soon as possible. If there are specific issues, you need to talk to your attorney about that. You should also consider putting a lock on your bedroom door, if you haven't already.
Either party can file in the county in which they have resided in for the past 30 days, as long as you have lived in Wisconsin for at least 6 months. If one party files, the other party can sign what is called an "admission of service" which then gets filed with the court.
Each county then has its own requirements and procedures in how the process goes. Whoever files should check with this county to determine their requirements.
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You should consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area. Many factors are taken into consideration in a custody and placement decision. From what you have posted, it sounds extremely unlikely that he would get 50/50 placement but that doesn't mean he wouldn't get additional placement. If you are genuinely concerned about your child's safety, the best way to safeguard him is to hire experienced counsel.
No, you cannot sue a GAL. They are protected under the laws of the state of Wisconsin, similar to the fact that you cannot sue the judge or court commissioner. You can ask that she be removed and a new GAL appointed, but the courts rarely do that. It sounds as if you need to consult with an attorney.
If your income changes substantially through no fault of your own, you may seek relief from the court. However, you must file a motion with the court as soon as it happens as the court cannot go back and change your order after the fact.
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It isn' t binding but as joint custodian you have the right to have an equal say in schools. Unfortunately, the courts tend to favor the status quo. Since you have or had an attorney, you should discuss your options with him/her.
You should consult with an attorney right away. Every county is different. Some counties conduct custody studies through the county upon request. I am unsure if Kenosha is one of those. If not, there are very few private social workers who do them. At a custody trial, you will be able to present all of your evidence and the judges decides the case. However, the recommendation of the GAL is given great deference. It is very difficult to win a custody trial over the recommendation of a GAL...
Your question is whether a placement order is "all or nothing" and the answer is no. It is pretty selfish of him to not take him when he is sick and let you have to do all of the hard work. In any future court actions, this will work against him. However, if he wants to pick him up at any time during his court ordered placement, he is free to do so. That is his scheduled time. If you have issues with how your placement arrangement is working, you should talk to an attorney about going back...
If your hearing is to establish paternity and/or the terms, then all issues can be discussed including visitation. However, if you don't agree, then the court will appoint a Guardian ad Litem for your child who will do an investigation and come up with a recommendation that is in her best interests. If he is the one moving, it would normally be his responsibility to either come here to visit or do the transportation. Given her young age, he most likely will need to come back here to visit...