767.16 of the statutes is amended to read:
767.16 Circuit court commissioner or law partner; when interested; procedure. Neither a
A circuit court commissioner assisting in matters affecting the family nor a partner or a member of the commissioner's law firm may not appear in any action affecting the family in any court held in the county in which the circuit court commissioner is acting, except when authorized to appear by s. 767.14. In case the. If a circuit court commissioner or a partner shall be in any way member of the commissioner's law firm is interested in such
an action affecting the family and no other circuit court commissioner is available, the presiding judge shall appoint some reputable an attorney to perform the services enjoined upon the act as circuit court commissioner in that action. The appointed attorney shall take and file the oath and receive the compensation provided by law.
Note: 1. Removes as obsolete reference to an appearance by a court commissioner when authorized by s. 767.14. Section 767.14 is repealed by Sec. 69 of this bill.
2. Clarifies remaining language.
767.17 of the statutes is created to read:
767.17 Review of circuit court commissioner decisions. A decision of a circuit court commissioner under this chapter is reviewable under s. 757.69 (8).
Note: For convenience, adds a cross-reference to the provision on review of circuit court commissioner decisions by the court, including opportunity for a de novo hearing.
767.19 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
767.19 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 767.13 and amended to read:
767.13 Impoundment of record.
No Except as provided in s. 767.127 (3), the record or evidence in any case shall an action affecting the family may not be impounded, or and access thereto to the record or evidence may not be refused, except by special written order of the court made in its discretion in the interests of public morals. And when impounded no officer or other for good cause shown. No person shall may permit a copy of any of the testimony or pleadings impounded record or evidence, or the substance thereof of the record or evidence, to be taken by any person other than a party to the action, or his or her attorney of record, without the special order of the unless a court orders otherwise.
Note: 1. Substitutes, as the standard for impounding or denying access to the record or evidence in an action affecting the family, "good cause shown" for "in the interests of public morals". The new language is a more current standard for the exercise of judicial discretion, although it is recognized that it is broader than the previous standard. Inclusion of "shown" in the new language implies that someone other than the court must seek impoundment or denial of access and has the burden of persuading the court.
2. The exception clause refers to the provision on confidentiality of required asset disclosure, treated by Sec. 123 of the bill.
767.19 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 767.235 (3).
Subchapter III (title) of chapter 767 [precedes 767.201] of the statutes is created to read:
767.201 of the statutes is created to read:
767.201 Civil procedure generally governs. Except as otherwise provided in the statutes, chs. 801 to 847 govern procedure and practice in an action affecting the family. Except as provided in this chapter, chs. 801 and 802 apply to the content and form of the pleadings and summons in an action affecting the family.
Note: 1. The first sentence is intended to restate the second sentence of current s. 767.01 (1), stats., which provides: "All actions affecting the family shall be commenced and conducted and the orders and judgments enforced according to these statutes in respect to actions in circuit court, as far as applicable, except as provided in this chapter.". (The sentence is stricken from s. 767.01 (1) by Sec. 10 of this bill.)
2. The restated language of the first sentence also reflects current s. 801.01 (1) and (2), which provides:
(1) Kinds. Proceedings in the courts are divided into actions and special proceedings. "Action", as used in chs. 801 to 847, includes "special proceeding" unless a specific provision of procedure in special proceedings exists.
(2) Scope. Chapters 801 to 847 govern procedure and practice in circuit courts of this state in all civil actions and special proceedings whether cognizable as cases at law, in equity or of statutory origin except where different procedure is prescribed by statute or rule. Chapters 801 to 847 shall be construed to secure the just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.
3. The second sentence is intended to restate the last sentence of current s. 767.05 (5), stats., which is stricken by Sec. 32 of this bill.
767.205 (title) of the statutes is created to read:
767.205 (title) Parties; title of actions.
767.21 of the statutes is renumbered 767.041, and 767.041 (1) (a) and (3), as renumbered, are amended to read:
767.041 (1) (a) Full faith and credit shall be given in all courts of this state to a judgment in any action affecting the family, except an action relating to child custody, by a court of competent jurisdiction in another state, territory, or possession of the United States, when both spouses personally appear or when the respondent has been personally served. Full faith and credit shall also be given in all courts of this state to the amount of arrearages owed for nonpayment or late payment of a child support, family support, or maintenance payment under an order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction in another state, territory, or possession of the United States. A court in this state may not adjust the amount of arrearages owed except as provided in s. 767.32 767.59 (1m).
(3) Child custody actions. All matters relating to the effect of the judgment of another court concerning child custody shall be are governed by ch. 822.
767.215 (4) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
767.215 (4) (title) Extension of time for service.
767.215 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
767.215 (5) Social security numbers. (a) When the petition under this section is filed with the court, the party filing the petition shall submit a separate form, furnished by the court, containing all of the following:
1. The name, date of birth, and social security number of each party.
2. The name, date of birth, and social security number of each minor child of the parties and of each child born to the wife during the marriage.
(b) A form submitted under this subsection shall be maintained with the confidential information required under s. 767.54 or maintained separately from the case file. The form may be disclosed only to the parties and their attorneys, a county child support enforcement agency, and any other person authorized by law or court order to have access to the information on the form.
Note: Replaces the requirement of current s. 767.085 (1) (a) or (b) that the social security numbers be included on the petition. See, also, the treatment of current s. 767.37 (1) (a) by Sec. 170 of this bill.
767.22 of the statutes is renumbered 767.055 and amended to read:
767.055 Uniform divorce recognition act Divorce Recognition Act. (1) Effect of foreign divorce by state domiciliary. A divorce obtained in another jurisdiction shall be is of no force or effect in this state, if the court in such the other jurisdiction lacks subject matter jurisdiction to hear the case because both parties to the marriage were domiciled in this state at the time the proceeding for the divorce was commenced.
(2) Proof. Proof that a person obtaining a divorce in another jurisdiction was (a) domiciled in this state within 12 months prior to the commencement of the divorce proceeding therefor, and resumed residence in this state within 18 months after the date of the person's departure therefrom, or (b) from this state, or that at all times after the person's departure from this state, and until the person's return the person maintained a place of residence within this state, shall be is prima facie evidence that the person was domiciled in this state when the divorce proceeding was commenced.
(3) Construction. This section shall be so interpreted and construed so as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which
that enact it.
(4) Title. This section may be cited as the Uniform Divorce Recognition Act.
767.225 (3m) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
767.225 (3m) (title) Availability of domestic abuse restraining order.
767.23 (title) and (1) of the statutes are renumbered 767.225 (title) and (1), and 767.225 (title) and (1) (intro.), (a) to (f), (h) and (k), as renumbered, are amended to read:
767.225 (title) Temporary orders for support of spouse and children; suit money; attorney fees Orders during pendency of action.
(1) Temporary orders. (intro.) Except as provided in ch. 822, in every an action affecting the family, the court or circuit court commissioner may, during the pendency thereof of the action, make just and reasonable temporary orders concerning the following matters:
(a) Upon request of one party, granting legal custody of the minor children to the parties jointly, to one party solely, or to a relative or agency specified under s. 767.24 767.41 (3), in a manner consistent with s. 767.24 767.41, except that the court or circuit court commissioner may order sole legal custody without the agreement of the other party and without the findings required under s. 767.24 767.41 (2) (b) 2. This An order may under this paragraph is not have a binding effect on a final custody determination.
(am) Upon the request of a party, granting periods of physical placement to a party in a manner consistent with s. 767.24 767.41. The court or circuit court commissioner shall make a determination under this paragraph within 30 days after the request for a temporary order regarding periods of physical placement is filed.
(b) Notwithstanding ss. 767.085 (1) (j) and 767.087 (1) (c) 767.117 (1) (c) and 767.215 (2) (j), prohibiting the removal of minor children from the jurisdiction of the court.
(bm) Allowing a party to move with or remove a child after a notice of objection has been filed under s. 767.327 767.481 (2) (a).
(c) Subject to s. 767.477 767.85, requiring either party or both parties to make payments for the support of minor children, which payment amounts must be expressed as a fixed sum unless the parties have stipulated to expressing the amount as a percentage of the payer's income and the requirements under s. 767.10 767.34 (2) (am) 1. to 3. are satisfied.
(d) Requiring either party to pay for the maintenance of the other party. This maintenance Maintenance under this paragraph may include the expenses and attorney fees incurred by the other party in bringing or responding to the action affecting the family.
(e) Requiring either party to pay family support under s. 767.261 767.531.
(f) Requiring either party to execute an assignment of income under s. 767.265 767.75 or an authorization for transfer under s. 767.267 767.76.
(h) Notwithstanding ss. 767.085 (1) (i) and 767.087 (1) (b) 767.117 (1) (b) and 767.215 (2) (i), prohibiting either party from disposing of assets within the jurisdiction of the court.
(k) Subject to s. 767.477 767.85, requiring either party or both parties to maintain minor children as beneficiaries on a health insurance policy or plan.
767.23 (1g) of the statutes is repealed.
Note: Repealed as obsolete. The repealed provision provides as follows:
"Notwithstanding 1987 Wisconsin Act 355
, section 73
, as affected by 1987 Wisconsin Act 364
, the parties may agree to the adjudication of a temporary order under this section in an action affecting the family that is pending on May 3, 1988.".
767.23 (1m) of the statutes is renumbered 767.225 (3m).
767.225 (1n) Considerations; stipulations; review. (a) Before making any
a temporary order under sub. (1), the court or circuit court commissioner shall consider those factors that the court is required by this chapter to consider before entering a final judgment on the same subject matter. In making a determination under sub. (1) (a) or (am), the court or circuit court commissioner shall consider the factors under s. 767.24
767.41 (5) (am), subject to s. 767.24 767.41 (5) (bm).
(b) 1. If the court or circuit court commissioner makes a temporary child support order that deviates from the amount of support that would be required by using the percentage standard established by the department under s. 49.22 (9), the court or circuit court commissioner shall comply with the requirements of s. 767.25 767.511 (1n).
2. If the court or circuit court commissioner finds by a preponderance of the evidence that a party has engaged in a pattern or serious incident of interspousal battery, as described under s. 940.19 or 940.20 (1m), or domestic abuse, as defined in s. 813.12 (1) (am), and makes a temporary order awarding joint or sole legal custody or periods of physical placement to the party, the court or circuit court commissioner shall comply with the requirements of s. 767.24 767.41 (6) (f) and, if appropriate, s. 767.24 767.41 (6) (g).
(c) A temporary order under sub. (1) may be based upon the written stipulation of the parties, subject to the approval of the court or the circuit court commissioner. Temporary orders made by a circuit court commissioner may be reviewed by the court.
767.23 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 767.225 (2) and amended to read:
767.225 (2) Notice of motion for order. Notice of motion for an order or order to show cause under sub. (1) may be served at the time the action is commenced or at any time thereafter after commencement and shall be accompanied by an affidavit stating the basis for the request for relief.
767.23 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 767.264 (2) and amended to read:
767.264 (2) Attorney fees and other amounts owing. (a) Upon making any an order for dismissal of an action affecting the family or, for substitution of attorneys attorney in an action affecting the family, for withdrawal of attorney from, or for vacation of a judgment theretofore granted in any such
an action affecting the family, the court shall, prior to or in its order
render and, grant separate judgment in favor of any an attorney who has appeared for a party to the action and in favor of any a guardian ad litem for a party or a child for the amount of fees and disbursements to which the attorney or guardian ad litem is, in the court's judgment, entitled and against the party responsible therefor for the fees and disbursements.
(b) Upon making any an order for dismissal of an action affecting the family or for vacation of a judgment granted in any such the order, the court shall, prior to or in its order of dismissal or vacation, also preserve the right of the state or a political subdivision of the state to collect any arrearages, by an action under this chapter or under ch. 785, owed to the state if either party in the case was a recipient of aid under ch. 49.
Note: Clarifies the application of the provision to withdrawal of an attorney from an action affecting the family.
767.235 (3) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
767.235 (3) (title) Exclusion from courtroom.
767.24 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 767.41 (title).
767.24 (1) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 767.41 (1) (title).
767.24 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 767.41 (1) (b) and amended to read:
767.41 (1) (b) In rendering a judgment of annulment, divorce, legal separation, or paternity, or in rendering a judgment in an action under s. 767.02 (1) (e)
or 767.62 (3) 767.001 (1) (e), 767.501, or 767.805 (3), the court shall make such provisions as it deems just and reasonable concerning the legal custody and physical placement of any minor child of the parties, as provided in this section.
Note: Adds actions to compel support and maintenance under renumbered s. 767.501 (former s. 767.08) to the list of actions covered by renumbered s. 767.41 (former s. 767.24), relating to legal custody and physical placement orders in specified actions affecting the family. See, also, Sec. 217 of this bill.
767.24 (1m) to (8) of the statutes, as affected by 2003 Wisconsin Act 130
, are renumbered 767.41 (1m) to (8), and 767.41 (1m) (intro.), (3) (e) and (4) (d), as renumbered, are amended to read:
767.41 (1m) Parenting plan. (intro.) In an action for annulment, divorce, or legal separation, an action to determine paternity, or an action under s. 767.02 (1) (e) or 767.62 (3) 767. 001 (1) (e), 767.501, or 767.805 (3), in which legal custody or physical placement is contested, a party seeking sole or joint legal custody or periods of physical placement shall file a parenting plan with the court before any pretrial conference. Except for cause shown, a party required to file a parenting plan under this subsection who does not timely file a parenting plan waives the right to object to the other party's parenting plan. A parenting plan shall provide information about the following questions:
(3) (e) The charges for care furnished to a child whose custody is transferred under this subsection shall be pursuant to the procedure under s. 48.36 (1) or 938.36 (1) except as provided in s. 767.29 767.57 (3).
(4) (d) If the court grants periods of physical placement to more than one parent, it shall order a parent with legal custody and physical placement rights to provide the notice required under s. 767.327 767.481 (1).
767.24 (9) of the statutes is repealed.
Note: Deletes an obsolete applicability provision.
767.241 (1) (title), (2) (title), (3) (title) and (4) (title) of the statutes are created to read:
767.241 (1) (title) Court authority.
(2) (title) Preaction and postaction fees.
(3) (title) To whom paid.