The Family Court Commissioner is empowered to issue
temporary orders in divorce
actions. Parties filing a divorce
action must appear before the Family Court Commissioner who issues orders
concerning child custody, child support, visitation, and the use of property
during the transitional period.
The FCC conducts hearings on all post-judgment motions
brought to modify and enforce custody and child support orders,
injunction hearings, all divorce
pre-trials and most stipulated
Court Commissioner hearings and clerical support are
provided to the Racine County Child Support System for all actions brought to
establish and enforce child support obligations including all
Beginning May 2000, this office also began entering orders in all paternity
cases for custody and placement pursuant to legislation passed in 2000.
By the provisions of Sec. 767.11 Stats., this office
also operates the Family Court Counseling Service of Racine County. Mediation
and evaluation services are provided in child custody and child placement
disputes by the Family Court Social Workers, whose offices are located on the
fifth floor of the courthouse.
Please click here to view the
Racine County Family Court Resource Handbook.