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Family — protective placement — change of residence — venue

Wisconsin Court of Appeals


Family — protective placement — change of residence — venue

Kim J.I. is an adult subject to a protective placement and guardianship who is currently placed at a facility in Whitewater, in or near Walworth County. The issue in this case is whether the circuit court in Juneau County erred in ordering a change in his “county of residence” from Juneau County to Walworth County, a change which formed the basis for changing the venue of this case as well. The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services (“Walworth County”) appeals the court’s order, arguing primarily that the court misapplied the law based on a mistaken understanding that the law required the court to change Kim J.I.’s residence to Walworth County in order for Kim J.I. to remain placed in the Walworth County area. This court is not persuaded by Walworth County’s argument that the court misunderstood the law, or by other arguments Walworth County makes. The order is therefore affirmed. This opinion will not be published.

2012AP319 In the matter of the guardianship and protective placement of Kim J.I.

Dist IV, Juneau County, Curran, J., Blanchard, J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Snead, Michelle Marie, Elkhorn; For Respondent: Lasker, David E., Mauston

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