I have been practicing divorce and family law exclusively since 1985. I provide... more
I have been practicing divorce and family law exclusively since 1985. I provide services in negotiation, collaborative practice, mediation and litigation in court. I have extensive experience with complex custody cases, including those involving addictions, mental health issues and domestic violence (including defense against false allegations). I also provide legal assistance with divorces... view profile
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
Jessica J. Zerbst, a founding Shareholder of DeVos Zerbst, S.C., came to Madison,... more
Jessica J. Zerbst, a founding Shareholder of DeVos Zerbst, S.C., came to Madison, Wisconsin from Michigan, upon her acceptance to the University of Wisconsin Law School, and she has made Madison her home ever since. Her legal skills are complimented by her undergraduate business administration degree, with an emphasis in accounting, from Michigan Technological University, where she graduated s... 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.