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You must contact the State of Wisconsin Adoption Records Search Program by writing or calling:
State of Wisconsin
Adoption Records Search Program
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: (608) 266-7163
Payment of the first installment or “full” payment is due to the County Treasurer by January 31st, unless you reside in the Townships of Highland or Dairyland. The first installment or “full” payment is due to the Municipal Treasurer for that Township by January 31st. All second installment payments are due by July 31st, and payable to the Douglas County Treasurer.
FYI: If you miss paying the first installment by January 31st, then the second installment option for July is lost and interest begins accruing at 1% per month on the “entire” balance due, beginning February 1st, until paid in full.
Payments can be made online through the Douglas County website, IVR (telephone) 877-791-1361, or at the counter in the County Treasurer’s office.
Various sources provide information on lawyers. The local phone book provides various local attorneys. The following statewide referral sources are available. This list is not all inclusive, many more sources are available. Not all sources listed refer lawyers for all types of cases.
For additional questions and answers, view the following site.
If you are a defendant and have hired an attorney, our office will not be able to speak with you because it would be a conflict of interest. We are only able to speak with your attorney regarding your case.
If you do not have an attorney, you can waive your right to an attorney for the purpose of discussing your case with the prosecutor.
If at the initial appearance you enter a not guilty plea, your case will be either set for a pre-trial conference with the prosecutor and/or set for a status conference before the assigned judge. You will be given a status conference date by the court. You may show up half an hour early to discuss your case with the assigned prosecutor. If an attorney represents you, then only your attorney can contact our office to discuss your case with our prosecutor.
If you are looking for information regarding a closed case, you may contact the Clerk of Courts Criminal Division at (715) 395-1203 or Traffic Division at (715) 395-1470. If you want information on a pending criminal case, please contact the Clerk of Courts Criminal Division at (715) 395-1240 or (715) 395-1237. Court Records
Our office becomes involved in child support matters when a criminal failure to pay child support case has been referred to us. Child Support
Physical Abuse- Physical injury inflicted on a child by other than accidental means. Physical injury includes, but is not limited to, lacerations, fractured bones, internal injuries, severe or frequent bruising, or great bodily harm.
Sexual Abuse- Sexual intercourse or sexual touching of a child, sexual exploitation, forced viewing of sexual activity, or permitting, allowing, or encouraging a child to engage in prostitution.Emotional Damage- Harm to a child's psychological or intellectual functioning that is exhibited by severe anxiety, depression, withdrawal, or aggression. Emotional Damage may be demonstrated by observable changes in behavior, emotional response or learning, which are incompatible with the child's age or stage of development.
Neglect- When a parent... or caretaker...fails, refuses or is unable, for reasons other than poverty, to provide the necessary care, food, clothing, medical, or dental care so as to seriously endanger the physical health of the child.
If the decedent’s solely owned assets are less than $50,000, you may be able to use the Transfer of Affidavit ($50,000 and under) Form PR-1831, which can also be obtained online from Wisconsin Courts. This form is not filed in the Probate Office.
Generally, if a decedent had more than $50,000 in solely owned assets, a probate is necessary to transfer ownership of the decedent's assets to his/her heirs.
Genealogists may search records: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.
Recovered property may be needed as evidence if your case goes to trial. You will be notified by the police when your property is no longer needed.