Follow Us

Facebooktwitterrss
≡ Menu

E. Ch. 880, Guardianships

Jennifer M. v. Franz Maurer, 2010 WI App 8 Issue: “(W)hether a circuit court has authority to order a represented adult ward to submit to an interview with her guardian ad litem, outside the presence of her counsel and over her attorney’s objection, where the order also requires the guardian ad litem to report the content… Read More

{ 0 comments }

Amy Z. v. Jon T., 2004 WI App 73 For Jon T.: Geoffrey Dowse Issue/Holding: ¶18. We conclude that the circuit court had the authority to order child support in the context of the Wis. Stat. ch. 880 proceeding. We do so in light of the constitutional grant of broad plenary power to the circuit… Read More

{ 0 comments }

Guardianship: Protective Placement

Walworth County v. Therese B., 2003 WI App 223 Issue/Holding: Procedural due process in guardianship and protective placement proceedings is governed by the analysis used in mental commitments, W.J.C. v. Vilas County, 124 Wis. 2d 238, 240, 369 N.W.2d 162 (Ct. App. 1985), which in turn adopts Mathews v. Eldridge, 424 U.S. 319 (1976): ¶11 … The Mathews test “involves… Read More

{ 0 comments }

Guerrero v. Cavey, 2000 WI App 203, 238 Wis.2d 449, 617 N.W.2d 849 Issue: Whether a person adjudicated incompetent may waive her attorney’s conflict of interest. Holding: Because the client’s understanding of the attorney’s potentially divided loyalty is a necessary component of waiver of a conflict, and because no claim is made that the circuit… Read More

{ 0 comments }

Guerrero v. Cavey, 2000 WI App 203, 238 Wis.2d 449, 617 N.W.2d 849 Issue: Whether an attorney’s dual representation of the subject of a guardianship and her son worked a conflict of interest. Holding: The two clients had competing interests, including the son’s desire to buy his mother’s house at below market value, and the… Read More

{ 0 comments }