Category Archives: Appeals

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Wisconsin family court appeal

The success of a Wisconsin family court appeal depends on the evidence submitted at the trial.   An appeal is not a “do-over.”   There is no new testimony or evidence.  The only information available to the appeals court is what was submitted at the trial.  The evidence and testimony is known as the “record.” Each party files a brief, based on the record.  The appeals court […]

Posted inAppeals, Divorce

Should I consider a Wisconsin divorce appeal?

A Wisconsin divorce appeal is generally rather difficult to win.  There are two main reasons for this.  First, a Wisconsin divorce appeal is reviewed under the discretionary standard.  This means that, for issues of property division, child support, maintenance, and child custody/placement, the judge has discretion to make a “reasonable” order based on the testimony and credibility of witnesses.   Even if the appeals court […]

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