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Wisconsin Court of Appeals


Family — property division – maintenance — child placement

Muhannad Mustafa Salim, pro se, appeals the judgment of divorce initiated by his wife, Laurie Marie Salim, n/k/a Laurie Belter (hereafter, “Belter”). Salim argues that the trial court erred when it: (1) approved the marital settlement order despite his refusal to either agree to it or sign it; (2) ordered him to pay fifty percent of the guardian ad litem’s fees; and (3) failed to give him the opportunity to challenge the guardian ad litem’s report. Further, Salim submits that the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion when it: (1) refused to grant him an adjournment to obtain a lawyer; (2) entered an order holding open placement of the children with Salim until the children reach age eighteen; (3) failed to evenly divide the marital property; and (4) denied him maintenance. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm. Not recommended for publication in the official reports.

2012AP70 In re the marriage of: Salim v. Salim

Dist I, Milwaukee County, Ashley, J., Curley, P.J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Salim, Muhannad Mustafa, pro se; For Respondent: Keppel, Kathryn A., Milwaukee

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