COVID-19 Update: Family Court Services remains open. However, given the Safer at Home Order that prohibits all non-essential travel, we discourage anyone from visiting the office unless there is a time sensitive issue. Until further notice, we will be holding mediations via ZOOM/telephone conference and will make those arrangements with the parties. We will continue to take your calls and questions during regular business hours, but encourage parties to mail or scan and email mediation applications or other requests instead of dropping them off at the office. We will work to meet the needs of our clients while ensuring the health and safety of our staff and the community. Thank you.
160 S. Macy Street - Second Floor
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Family Court Commissioner: Hon. Sally-Anne Danner
The Family Court Commissioner presides over all pre- and post-judgment family law and paternity proceedings, such as custody, placement, maintenance, child support, property division and related matters, including contempt and enforcement hearings. The Family Court Commissioner also hears stipulated final divorces, issues temporary restraining orders and presides over all civil domestic abuse and harassment proceedings. The Office of the Family Court Commissioner coordinates placement mediation, custody studies, supervised placement and guardian ad litem referrals with Family Court Services.
Communicating with the Family Court Commissioner:
Pursuant to the Code of Judicial Ethics and Supreme Court Rules a Judge or Court Commissioner is barred from either considering ex-parte communications or from giving legal advice. A communication is ex-parte if the other parties and/or attorneys involved in the matter do not also receive a copy of the communication. The purpose of the rule is to insure that all interested and/or necessary parties/attorneys know what the Court is receiving and have an opportunity to respond. For a Court to even consider any communication the following procedure must be followed: (1) Send the original to the Court and a copy to all interested parties, attorneys and/or agencies in the case; (2) Indicate the names and addresses of all those copied; and (3) Include the case name and number.
Important Family Court Information:
* The Family Court Commissioner or office staff are not permitted to offer legal advice.