Courts tended to side with mothers in child custody cases for much of the 20th century. In fact, joint custody was so rare in some jurisdictions that it was largely reserved for children of criminal or psychologically unstable mothers. But now, courts in Wisconsin and other states are likely to consider or even encourage joint custody for children of divorced parents.
Divorce is one of the most stressful events in a person's life, especially since no one goes into marriage thinking it could end. Fortunately, the state of Wisconsin makes it easier than it has been historically in many places around the United States.