The information on this page is primarily of interest to lawyers. The procedures used by self-represented litigants may be different than what is described on this page. Self-represented litigants should not assume that the procedures described on this page are applicable to their case.

eFiling

Green County, WI has mandatory eFiling which began October, 2016 for all civil, family, paternity and small claims cases. More cases are coming online over time. Please see the Wisconsin Court System eFiling site. After eFiling a document you do not need to send a paper copy to the Family Court. When you efile a document that needs to be held 5 days, note that information in the “Notes to Clerk” field. Do not send a letter requesting a hold to the Commissioner.

Tips for practicing in Green County Family Court

Please review the Green County Local Rules. We have tried to provide enough information to allow you to smoothly conduct your case in Green County Family Court.

The Green County Family Court Commissioner’s Office is not staffed full-time. Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Requests to appear by telephone and related matters must be emailed to staff@greencountyfcc.org. Family Court staff do not have access to CCAP and cannot process requests submitted electronically through that system.

Hearings are conducted as offers of proof. Witness testimony is generally not allowed. Motions and Orders to Show Cause, other than those in which the Child Support Agency is involved, are set in 30 minute intervals.

Counsel are required to discuss potential settlement with the opposing party or attorney prior to the hearing time.

Setting hearings:

Attorneys must call the Family Court at 608-328-9429, or email the office at staff@greencountyfcc.org to obtain a date and time for their hearing. The attorney wishing to schedule is responsible for coordinating the time with opposing counsel, if any.

Motions filed by attorneys without a date, or with “to be scheduled by the Court” as the date, will await a telephone call or email as described above. Motions and Orders to Show Cause filed by self-represented parties are given dates at the convenience of the court.

Court Hearing Schedule:

Monday – no hearings

Tuesday – Telephone pretrial conferences are scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. in cases where all parties are represented by counsel. Each hearing is scheduled for 15 minutes and counsel call in. The commissioner can join 2 incoming calls to a conference. If more than 2 attorneys need to appear, the attorneys need to arrange a conference call. The telephone number may be obtained by calling the main Family Court number; 608-328-9429 Do not call the main number for your Tuesday hearing. These hearings are not available to self-represented parties. To avoid potential ex parte communication, the commissioner’s direct number is not to be released to parties.

Wednesday- Child Support Agency hearings are scheduled on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m. Each 15 minute slot has 2 hearings scheduled. Pretrial hearings are scheduled in 15 minute increments beginning approximately 10:45 a.m. until noon. Motion and Order to Show Cause hearings are scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in 30 minute intervals.

Thursday – The Commissioner may schedule additional hearings on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. to noon if the Wednesday calendar is full or if other circumstances warrant.

Friday – no hearings

Misc. Links

Domestic Abuse Guidebook for Wisconsin Guardians ad Litem – download