Legal Information: Wisconsin
Can a custody order provide for future changes without having to go back to court?
When issuing a court order for legal custody or physical placement, the judge can approve an agreement (“stipulation”) between the parties that lays out changes to the terms of the order based upon the occurrence of a “future event” that is likely to take place within the next two years.1 The law defines a “future event” as:
- a life event of a party;
- a life even of the child;
- a change in the developmental needs of the child; or
- a change in the educational needs of the child.2
1 Wis. Stat. § 767.41(5m)
2 Wis. Stat. § 767.34(3)(a)
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