We’ve come up with a new category for our blog: “Real Life at KH Law Firm.” This category will contain the general thoughts and beliefs of the team members of Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC Law firm. The idea behind it is that we felt that it is difficult to explain to others some of the core beliefs of our business. In a nutshell, Why do we do what we do? Primarily, because what we do represents who we are. We take that pretty seriously.
To kick off the Real Life at KH Law Firm blog category, I’d like to share my thoughts regarding the USA Today article that stated 41% of our nation’s births are from unwed parents. I cast no judgment as to this statistic. However, I do foresee critical legal issues for the unwary. While the parents are getting along, living together and mutually raising their child, there are no problems. However, what if the parents’ relationship with eachother ends? What I fear most is the child will suffer and pay the ultimate price – loss of a parent and family. Wisconsin law will control the outcome of placement issues, child support issues and paternity issues. But many times, a parent could lose their parental rights merely for economical reasons because he or she is unable to afford an attorney. When a child loses a parent and the parent loses a child, it’s a no win situation. My mind then immediately moves to the poor grandparents of these children. In many instances, the grandparents are at the mercy of their child maintaining a relationship with their grandson or granddaughter. Many of these grandparents are establishing strong emotional bonds with the child. The unfortunate result for these grandparents could be that when the parent loses his/her parental rights or finds himself/herself within the legal battles, the grandparents will pay the price of not being permitted to see their grandchild.
The good news is that there is always a solution when you approach issues proactively rather than reactively. Therefore, we are rolling out a seminar in August in Madison regarding this very topic. We are trying to get the message out that there are things you can do now while everyone is getting along to ensure your parental rights and rights to see your child or grandchild stay intact. Protecting your legal rights is something that we all strongly believe in. We’ve always come from the adage of “Where Children Matter Most”. Go to this link to read more about our program and please share your comments. About Us
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