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Family Law — grandparent visitation

Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Civil

Family Law — grandparent visitation

Paul Jensen appeals a circuit court order eliminating a restriction imposed in a prior order awarding Terri Keopple grandparent visitation rights with Jensen’s children. The restriction limited Keopple’s right to allow Jensen’s children to have contact with their mother’s sister, Melissa Dierks, and their mother’s cousin, Amanda Bryan, during Keopple’s visitation times. Jensen argues the record does not support the circuit court’s determination that Keopple overcame the presumption that his decision not to allow his children to have contact with Dierks and Bryan was in his children’s best interest. Jensen also argues that deciding who his children associate with constitutes a “major” parental decision, which Keopple may not disregard. We agree that the evidence presented did not overcome the presumption and reverse on that basis. Not recommended for publication in the official reports.

2011AP1315 In the matter of the grandparental and other visitation of S.J., O.J. and A.J.

Dist III, St. Croix County, Cameron, J., Sherman, J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Lundeen, Barry C., Hudson; Lundeen, Jonathan B.; For Respondent: Miller, Steven L., River Falls

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