Family Court

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Welcome to the Family Court & Family Court Commissioner's webpage for Racine County.

Matters handled in Family Court include: divorce, paternity, and child support. This site is designed to provide you with important and helpful information to deal with the above types of situations. While we realize that it is impossible to provide all of the information needed to deal with every case, we have provided an ample amount of information as well as links to additional websites. While navigating through our website, you may find these links helpful.

The information on this site is not legal advice, nor is it a replacement for good legal advice. For information on what the site is (and is not), please see the Use Limitations.

The only way to get good personalized legal advice is to hire an attorney. An attorney can represent you in court and provide you with specific advice for your case.

There are a few options that you have in regards to hiring an attorney. The options include:

  • Full Representation: your attorney will handle the case for you.
  • Limited Scope Representation: your attorney will represent you for a limited amount of issues that you both agree upon.
  • Mediator: your Mediator may meet with both parties to help reach an agreement and also may help with paperwork. 

The Dane County (Wisconsin) Bar Association, in cooperation with the State Bar of Wisconsin, has prepared videos on the divorce process titled “Moving On: A Guide to Pro Se Divorce.” There is a Spanish-language version of at least one of these videos. You can watch these videos on-line at the Dane County Bar Association website by clicking on this link .