Waukesha County

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Contact Juvenile Court 


Phone : 262-548-7449
Address: 
Waukesha County Juvenile Center 
Room: JC-103 521 Riverview Ave.
Waukesha WI, 53188
Mailing Address: 
Waukesha County Juvenile Center
Room JC-103
PO Box 1627
Waukesha, WI 53187-1627
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Guardianship FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:
Do I need to be a relative to request guardianship of a child?

No 

Q: 
Does anyone represent the interest of the child?

The court is required to appoint an attorney to represent the child's best interest. This attorney is called a Guardian ad litem or GAL.

Q: 

I have guardianship of a child who has now turned 18. Do I need to file paperwork with the court to determine this guardianship?

No. Guardianships automatically expire when a child reaches the age of 18 without further court involvement.

Q: 
I live in a different county than the minor child for whom I am seeking guardianship. In what county and court do I file the guardianship?

Guardianships of a minor child are filed in the county where the CHILD physically resides. In Waukesha County, guardianships of a minor child's PERSON are filed in the Juvenile Court and guardianships of a minor child's ESTATE are filed in the Probate Court.