No. 76-376.

80 Wis.2d 72 (1977)

257 N.W.2d 869

BAHR, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. GALONSKI, Defendant-Respondent.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided October 4, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellant there was a brief and oral argument by Gary L. Bahr, pro se.

For the respondent there was a brief by Paul L. Jonjak and Jonjak, Havens & Kase of Sturgeon Bay, and William A. J. Drengler and Herrling, Swain, Drengler & McCanna of Appleton, with oral argument by Paul L. Jonjak.


Gary L. Bahr and Melanie Lou Bahr, now Melanie Bahr Galonski, were divorced in Oregon in 1969. Melanie was awarded custody of their children: Trenton, born in 1964, and Stephanie, born in 1969.

Later, both parents returned to Wisconsin where Gary L. Bahr commenced proceedings to have custody of the children transferred to him. On November 14, 1974, the Outagamie county court denied his petition for a change of custody, and he appealed...

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