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Family Court Commissioner

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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, domestic abuse injunction hearings, all divorce pre-trials and most stipulated divorces.

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 paternity actions. 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. (PDF) 192KB

 

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