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A GAL is an attorney who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests (not wishes) of a minor child. A GAL must be appointed if a minor child has been born or conceived during the marriage and one of the parties believes the husband is not the father, or if one of the parties is seeking to substantially change the amount of time a child will spend with a parent and the other parent doesn't agree. A GAL may be appointed if there are other legal custody or physical placement issues for which the court believes need to be protected.
You may be required to pay a $2,000.00 minimum deposit before a GAL is appointed.
Either party may request that a GAL be appointed by completing the instructions below. Once the request is made, the judge reviews the request and orders the GAL at his/her discretion. The judge may also appoint a GAL even if neither party requests one.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Clerk of Court: Monica Paz
EFFECTIVE AS OF JUNE 1, 2021 the Special Order Relating to the Scheduling of Family Division Proceedings dated March 27, 2020 and the COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Scheduling of Family Division Proceedings dated May 29, 2020 are VACATED.
The Family Division Office is available to the public for conducting business as indicated below. Please note email addresses are for inquiries only. Filings cannot be accepted by email.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Waukesha County Courthouse
Family Division, Room C-153
PO Box 1627
Waukesha, WI 53187-1627
Envelopes should be addressed to the assigned Court Official, if known
Family Court Information Line 262-548-7544
262-896-8364 **See Local Rule 1.6 (1) Below**
1.6 Facsimile Transmission of Documents to the Court
(1) Any such document may not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length, excluding cover sheet. A charge of $3.00 per page above the limit will be assessed unless prior waiver of the limit is obtained from the court