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767.001 Definitions (1s) "Joint legal custody" means the condition under which both parties share legal custody and neither party's legal custody rights are superior, except with respect to specified decisions as set forth by the court or the parties in the final judgment or order. (2m) "Major decisions" includes, but is not limited to, decisions regarding consent to marry, consent to enter military service, consent to obtain a motor vehicle operator's license, authorization for nonemergency health care and choice of school and religion. (3) "Physical placement" means the condition under which a party has the right to have a child physically placed with that party and has the right and responsibility to make, juring that placement, routine daily decisions made by a person having legal custody.
 
767.24 Custody and Physical Placement
(6) (7) (6) "Final Order" (a) If legal custody or physical placement is contested, the court shall state in writing why its findings relating to legal custody or physical placement are in the interest of the child. (7) "Access to records" (a) Except under par. (b) or unless otherwise ordered by the court, access to a child's medical, dental and school records is available to a parent regardless of whether the parent has legal custody of the child.

767.242 Enforcement of physical placement orders
(2) (3) (2) "Who May File" A parent who has been awarded periods of physical placement under s. 767.24. may file a petition under sub. (3) if any of the following applies: (a) The parent has had one or more periods of physical placement denied by the other parent. (b) The parent has had one or more periods of physical placement substantially interfered with by the other parent.


948.31 Interference With Custody by Parent or Others
(1) (2) (3) (1) (a) In this subsection, "legal custodian of a child" means: 1. A parent or other person having legal custody of the child under an order or judgment in an action for divorce, legal habeas corpus. (2) (b) Except as provided under chs. 48 and 938, whoever intentionally causes a child to leave, takes a child away or withholds a child for more than 12 hours beyond the court approved period of physical placement or visitation period from a legal custodian with intent to deprived the custodian of his or her custody rights without the consent of the custodian is guilty of Class C felony. This paragraph is not applicable if the court has entered an order authorizing the person to so take or withhold the child. "The fact that joint legal custody has been awarded to both parents by a court does not preclude a court from finding that one parent has committed a violation of this paragraph." (3) Any parent, or any person acting pursuant to directions from the parent, who does any of the following is guilty of a Class C felony: (a) Intentionally conceals a child from the child's other parent.

Children's Code

48.02 Definitions
(11) (11) "Legal custody" means a legal status created by the order of a court, which confers the right and duty to protect, train and discipline the child, and to provide food, shelter, legal services, education and ordinary medical and dental care, subject to the rights, duties and responsibilities of the guardian of the child and subject to any residual parental rights and responsibilities and the provisions of any court order.

Day Care Providers (SUBCHAPTER XV)

48.655 "Parental access"
A day care provider that holds a license under s. 48.65, that is certified under s. 48.651, that holds a probationary license under s. 48.69 or that is established or contracted for under s. 120.13(14) shall permit any parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the program to visit and observe the program of a child care at any time during the provider's hours of operation, unless the visit or observation is contrary to an existing court order.

48.656 "Parent's right to know"
Every parent, guardian or legal custodian of a child who is receiving care and supervision, or of a child who is a prospective recipient of care and supervision, from a day care center that holds a license under s. 48.65(1) or a probationary license under s. 48.69 has the right to know certain information about the day care center that would aid the parent, guardian or legal custodian in assessing the quality of care and supervision provided by the day care center.


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