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Helpful Links - Family Law

A great deal of information which can be helpful to a party in a divorce or family law case is available on the internet. Here is a small sample of some of these potentially helpful sites:

Sites of general interest:
 

 

CCAP - Wisconsin court records access (information about pending court cases, including parties & attorneys involved, past and scheduled events, and court information)

http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl 

Wisconsin Vital Records Services  (obtain copies of vital records)
 

http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/VitalRecords/index.htm

Child Support Resources:
 

 

Child Support Law in Wisconsin -
Wisconsin Legislative Council Abstract
 

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lc/publications/lca/ lca_2004_01.pdf

Child Support Calculation Tools
(Wisconsin DCF site with links to calculators)

http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/bcs/excel/shared_placement.xlt

Wisconsin Child Support Calculator
(can be used to calculate the presumptive child support amount under Wisconsin law, also has links to child support laws)
 

http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/bcs/excel/shared_placement.xlt

Child Support Online Account Information - Wis. DCF
(Wis. Dept. of Children & Families)
 

http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/bcs/payments/logon.htm

References for Wisconsin law:
 

 

Wisconsin Legislative Council Abstract - Family Law  (general overview of divorce and family law in Wisconsin, good but brief)
 

http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lc/publications/
briefingbook/08chH_familylaw.pdf

Wisconsin STATUTES
 

http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html 

Bureau of Child Support (Wis. child support info.)
 

http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/bcs/parents.htmDWD

WisBar - legal resources links page  (links to a variety of legal references and resources)
 

http://www.wisbar.org/AM/
Template.cfm?Section=Forms2

State Bar of Wisconsin  (lawyer finder tool on main page, links to a wide variety of information, articles and resources about Wisconsin law)
 

http://www.wisbar.org

Information about Wisconsin courts:
 

 

Wis. Circuit Court DIRECTORY  (e.g., addresses and phone numbers for clerks of court and judges, etc.)
 

http://www.wicourts.gov/contact/docs/circuit.pdf

Wis Court System - current filing fees
 

http://www.wicourts.gov/about/filing/index.htm

WisBar - County local court rules links
(local court rules help to clarify different procedures which might be followed in different counties)
 

http://www.wisbar.org/AM/
Template.cfm?Section=Circuit_court_rules2

Wis Supreme Court & Court of Appeals online access page
 

http://old.wicourts.gov/wscca/

 

 

References for federal
& tax law:
 

 

United States Code (federal statutes) - online access
 

http://assembler.law.cornell.edu/uscode/

Code of Federal Regulations 
(federal administrative regulations) - online access
 

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/
cfr-table-search.html

THOMAS - U.S. Congress legislative information  (Congressional record US House & Senate bills)
 

http://thomas.loc.gov/

U.S. Supreme Court opinions - online access
 

http://www.usscplus.com/

Legal Information Institute  (US Supreme Court Opinions)
 

www.law.cornell.edu

ABA Lawlink Page
(links to legal research on the internet)
 

www.abanet.org/lawlink/home.html

Internal Revenue Service  (tax forms, publications etc.)
 

www.irs.gov

U.S. Tax Code - online access
 

http://www.fourmilab.ch/ustax/

Fairmark.com - Tax Help Center  (tax forms, links & information)
 

http://fairmark.com/returns/index.htm

 

 

Self-help for those proceeding pro se:
 

 

Wisconsin Court System - Divorce & Family Law Self-Help
(self-help page for representing yourself in court in divorce or family law case - good place to start)
 

http://prosefamily.wicourts.gov/pages/index.html

Winnebago County
Procedural Guidelines
for Divorce
(description of county specific procedures for divorce, some general information may be helpful to others as well)
 

http://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/clerkofcourts/
prosedivforms/jtpetnochildren/
procedural%20guidelines%20for%20your%20divorce.doc

Wisconsin Court System - Small Claims Court Self-Help Page
 

http://prosesmallclaims.wicourts.gov/
pages/welcome.html?

Wisconsin Circuit COURT FORMS
 

http://www.wicourts.gov/forms1/circuit.htm

Wisconsin Circuit COURT FORMS - ALPHA LISTING,
All Forms
 

http://www.wicourts.gov/forms/

Wisconsin Circuit COURT FORMS - Keyword Search
 

http://www.wicourts.gov/nutch/formsq.htm

Wisconsin Circuit COURT FORMS - FAMILY LAW FORMS
 

http://www.wicourts.gov/circuit/ccform.jsp?FormName=&FormNumber=&beg_date=
&end_date=&StatuteCite=&Category=12

 

 

ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution resources: 

 

Collaborative Professionals of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc.
 

http://www.NEWCollab.com

Canadian research study - The Emerging Phenomenon of Collaborative Family Law (CFL): A Qualitative Study of CFL Cases (2005)
 

http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/pad-rpad/
rep-rap/2005_1/index.html

Mediation - information and articles
 

http://www.mediate.com

 

 

Custody/placement related resources
& parenting info:
 

 

Wisconsin Legislative Council Abstract - Child Custody & Physical Placement in Wisconsin (overview of custody and placement law)
 

http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lc/publications/
lca/lca_2002_01.pdf

Visitation by Grandparents and Other Third Parties - Wisconsin Legislative Council Abstract (overview of applicable law) custody & placement law)
 

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lc/publications/im/ IM_2010_06.pdf

Dept of Justice Canada - parenting after divorce resources
 

http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/
pad-rpad/rep-rap/index.html

School statistics (compare school districts, etc.)
 

www.greatschools.net

Family Services  (information, support groups and parenting classes)

http://www.familyservicesnew.org/
parent-connection/workshops/

 

 

Property division related resources:
 

 

FTC - Annual Free Credit Report information
 

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/
freereports/index.html

AnnualCreditReport.com - the genuine annual free credit report site
 

https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

Real Estate Tax Bills & Land Info -- Outagamie County
 

http://www.co.outagamie.wi.us/
OutagamieCoWi/txt_default.htm

Real Estate Tax Bills & Land Info -- City of Appleton Assessor’s Office
 

http://www.appleton.org/departments/assessor/

Real Estate Tax Bills & Land Info -- Winnebago County
 

http://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/Tax/searchall.htm

Real Estate Tax Bills & Land Info -- City of Oshkosh
 

http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/

Real Estate Tax Bills & Land Info -- Calumet County
 

http://calum400.co.calumet.wi.us/nsccalo/nsclndrec

Real Estate Tax Bills & Land Info -- Waupaca County
 

http://public2.co.waupaca.wi.us/
TaxHistory/thTaxHistoryEnter.asp

Real Estate Tax Bills & Land Info -- Brown County
 

http://www.co.brown.wi.us/Treasurer/
LandRecordsSearch/EntryForm.asp

Real Estate Tax Bills & Land Info -- Oconto County
 

http://solo.co.oconto.wi.us/ocontoco/search.asp

Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association  (w/info, links, etc.)
 

http://www.wrdaonline.org/

WRS - Wisconsin Retirement System
 

http://etf.wi.gov/publications/wrs.htm

Wis Dept of Employee Trust Funds
 

http://etf.wi.gov/members.htm

Automobile "Blue Book" figures




 

www.kbb.com

www.edmonds.com

www.nada.com

NADA Boat  fmv estimates
 

http://www.boats.com/nada/nada.jsp