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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Wisconsin on
Q: Fraudulent allegations ofp made, consequences to petitioner?
Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Nov 27, 2022

This question is not clear. There is aneed for more information prior to responding.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Child Custody for Wisconsin on
Q: Can our Grandsons mother stop let us see our grandson with no warning? Our son died in 2020 and they were never married

Since 2020, he has come to stay every other weekend until 3 months ago, something changed and we've seen him once.

Over this last summer, she didn't let him stay half the summer like before because he's watching his 4 small siblings while her and her boyfriend work.... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Nov 27, 2022

You can file a Motion for Grandparent Visitation for a Court Ordered schedule to see him if she is denying you contact.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Badgercare after divorce as a health insurance?

Badgercare after divorce as a health insurance?

When I got divorced in 2011, I asked the judge to make me the provider of health coverage. I have physical custody of child. The legal father has chosen not to see child since divorce. And has had no contact. I have no clue if he has... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Nov 27, 2022

It is considered acceptable to rely on Badgercare benefits yourpremiums for group health insurance coverage exceed 10% of your net disposable income. The State, on its own, may file a Motion to require the father to provide coverage for the minor children so as to reduce the cost to the tax... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Hello, can my children father claim our children for taxes after he been absent for over 3 year in his kids life?

He is taking me to court to reduce his child support amount and claim the kids on his taxe return. His child support is not consistent. Sometimes no payments for two months. I been doing everything for our children since he been absent for over 3 years. He blocked my number I couldn't get in... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Nov 20, 2022

You can file your own Motion to modify the Order in which he is not entitled to any of the children as tax exemptions unless he is current in his child support obligation each year by the last day of the year. Also, if he does not have a valid reason to have his child support to be reduced, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Will my marriage be void if I remarry out of state?

I am currently getting my divorce finalized for the state of Texas. I spoke with a Texas attorney and was told I would have to wait 30 days to get remarried. I am fine with that. When I looked online for a Wisconsin marriage license, I saw that I would have to wait 6 months before I could get... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Sep 18, 2022

If you are divorced in the State of Texas, the law of that State will apply. That would mean that the waiting period to remarry would be controlled by the laws of that State, not Wisconsin.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: How to go about terminate parental rights of my son

I am not a stable person to be a mom. I'm always moving around. Can't work. Waiting for ssdi . Haven't been In his life all of his life. No communication with him or his dad in almost a year and all of my other kids got took from me. My mind is not right and my body isn't either

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Aug 29, 2022

Whether you can terminate your parental rights is complicated. First, who has your child? Is it the father? Has he remarried? If so, he would need to be the one to petition for the termination of parental rights and a step-parent adoption. Someone needs to be able to step into your shoes as the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Does my daughter have to return to her father's if he violated the custody agreement and she is uncomfortable/ stressed?

My 14 yr old daughter (starting 9th grade) has made it very clear that she does not want to be at her father's, due to dismissal of feelings and uncomfortability with stepmother and manipulation to go live with them out of state. She has missed her monthly period due to stress of being there... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jul 31, 2022

You should consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area. To modify placement, you will need to prove facts that establish that there has been a substantial change of circumstances since entry of the current placement Order, and that a modification is in her best interests.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: What to do if other parents telling 10yr old about court hearings, child support, terms of visitation, etc. ?

Moms on limited visitation, 5 hrs e/o Sat&sun in public settings.2kids together.My 10 yr old is asking me about court dates coming up, child support, why they only see mom in public etc. Every time they come back from a visit something new is brought up that kids shouldn't be involved... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jul 19, 2022

Children are not to be told about Court proceedings. You should address this with the Court and Guardian ad Litem, if one is appointed.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can the judicial assistant change the order 2 days before court?

I'm being held in contempt of court and I followed the purge instructions via the order. Now the judicial assistant called me and said that they need a certified letter dated two months back in order to prove that I mailed in documents to the irs. She did not ask me for this information during... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jul 7, 2022

It appears as though the Judicial assistant is trying to help you by requesting verification that you met a purge of your contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: My children's mother just received a large divorce settlement from her next marriage. Can I claim child support on it?

no child support now. similar incomes. joint custody and placement.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 23, 2022

No. That is a property division that took place for assets after your marriage. Child support she would be paid from the recent marriage would be for the benefit of the children from that marriage. If she received income producing assets in the property division of the recent divorce, that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My ex husband was arrested for 1 947.01(1) Disorderly Conduct Misd. B Modifier: 968.075(1)(a) Domestic Abuse

Recently had a court date extended but had to pay a signature bond with conditions. The conditions. He was not to come in contact with my home, vehicle etc except texts to exchange kids. I have a text to prove he was in my home. Now what

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 22, 2022

You need to contact the police to report this. If he violates conditions of the signature bond, it will be revoked or modified.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My biological father and his wife are trying to get grandparent visitation orders from the court for minor child.

At mediation I said every other Saturday but I haven’t signed the papers yet. Can I not sign them and just go to court? Also I need a lawyer and I have to write an answer to chapter 802 Wisconsin statute. Don’t know how.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 13, 2022

A mediated agreement is not an Order of the Court until you have signed a Stipulation and it has been filed with the Court. Because of new grandparent visitation case law, grandparent visitation is not an automatic right. This is why you should consult with an experienced family law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: How do I write a written answer to Chapter 802 of the state of Wisconsin Statutes.

I don’t have a lawyer as I can’t find one who does well I received a petition for grandparent visitation of minor child

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 13, 2022

In a written answer to the grandparent visitation, you need to respond in writing and admit or deny each allegation contained in the petition. You can then request dismissal of the action.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: Hi I was just wondering if I can get some help with a temporary restraining order that I got served on Saturday
Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 8, 2022

You will need to contact a local attorney to discuss your matter in more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Divorce, Family Law and International Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Hauge convention act. Is there any lawyers in Wisconsin that has experience handling this kind of case

I’m in Thailand. I’m trying to recover my children from USA the mother abducted them June 2021 I’ve been trying in the local courts in Thailand no luck I’ve been in contact for the last seven months with the US government for the hauge Convention act. Also the mother has been hiding the... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on May 12, 2022

The Hague Convention is useful in most situations, but you need a lawyer where the children are to file the appropriate action in the local court to determine.

But first, do you have a professional/lawyer in Thailand that is assisting you. If you don't, that you explain why things...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I want to know how I can keep my financial information from the attorney for my girlfriends X husbands lawyer.

We live together and he approached her that he would not change her alimony and 3 years later he changed his mind. he wants to know my financials. I explained to him I would give it to the judge so they cant see it.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Mar 28, 2022

If you have continuously resided together for three years, her ex probably is going to argue that your girlfriend is living in a marital like relationship in which you are not wed simply to avoid a termination of maintenance. There is case law providing that marriage can be terminated if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Wisconsin on
Q: Can I file a notice or order to change custody and placement, if there's a current open case for contempt, in Wisconsin.

My ex and I have 50/50. He's barely exercised his placement the last 2 years (less than 30 days out of his 365). Our 15yo does not want to go to his dad's anymore because hes never there or spends any time with him. Ex recently filed contempt on me because I didn't allow our son to... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Mar 9, 2022

There is a provision in the Wisconsin State Statutes that provides that a person can lose their court ordered placement if they do not exercise it. You can file a Motion to modify the current Order to incorporate the status quo.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I'm not being allowed to continue help raise my deceased son's kids, his dying wish. Kids I raised pretty much everyday

I'm being denied for no apparent reason other than the mom trying to hurt me, played the same game with my son before his suicide May 13, 2021. The kids have been pretty much here since that day, and the other time spent at the Grandpa's house because the mom refuses to return the... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Feb 22, 2022

If he mother is denying you contact with the children, you may file a motion for visitation pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 767.43.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Wisconsin on
Q: What do I do? my godson has been with me since October 2020 his mom drop him off and I've been taking care w/ no supp.

Mom still gets foodshare and received child tax credits, but when I filed him on my taxes this year she started threatening me but he still is here and goes to school from here.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Feb 15, 2022

You can file a petition for guardianship since she has left the child in your care for such a long time. She would have a right to visit with the child, but she would also have an obligation for payment of support.

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