No. 268.

56 Wis.2d 407 (1972)

202 N.W.2d 5

PONSFORD, Respondent, v. CRUTE and wife, Appellants.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided November 28, 1972.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellants there was a brief by O'Melia, Kaye & Melby, S.C., and William A. Melby, all of Rhinelander, and oral argument by William A. Melby.

For the respondent there was a brief and oral argument by Albert J. Cirilli of Rhinelander.


From the record and the arguments before us, we deem the issues to be:

1. In child custody cases does the doctrine of the best interests of the child prevail over the right of a parent to the custody of the child?

2. Was there sufficient credible evidence to support the finding that the father is a fit and proper person to have the care and custody of his minor child?

3. Did the trial...

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