As the Chairperson for our Family Law/Divorce Practice Group at Murphy Desmond, I... more
As the Chairperson for our Family Law/Divorce Practice Group at Murphy Desmond, I act as a mentor and advisor to newer Family Law/Divorce attorneys at the firm. I also serve as a Guardian ad Litem in cases and as a Mediator in family law cases where the parties wish to avoid litigation. I would be happy to speak with you about your current situation, whether you are contemplating divorce or s... view profile
As a lawyer practicing in Rock County for the past 25 years, I have been devoted to... more
As a lawyer practicing in Rock County for the past 25 years, I have been devoted to enhancing the community through service and volunteering. I have been a member of numerous boards and participated in a variety of organizations that include: Family Services of Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois, Chair of MS Rock County Annual Walk, coaching Janesville Lacrosse Club Boys U15 team, Southwest W... view profile
Life is seldom easy. Truth is, it's often hard. I know that because I've been there.... more
Life is seldom easy. Truth is, it's often hard. I know that because I've been there. That's why I like being an attorney. I get to help people. And I care about their entire life, not just the part that brought them to me.
Attorney Richard S. Missimer practices mostly divorce and family law. This includes... more
Attorney Richard S. Missimer practices mostly divorce and family law. This includes property division, custody/placement issues, child support,domestic abuse/TROs and all other matters regarding the family. RIchardoriginally came to Wisconsin to study engineering. In 1996, he earned a Bachelor of Science from UW-Madison in Computer Science. Has alsoearned a Masters of Science in Engineer... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.