No. 82-950.

116 Wis.2d 493 (1984)

342 N.W.2d 426

IN RE the MARRIAGE OF: Steven G. GOULD, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Linda A. GOULD, Defendant-Appellant-Petitioner.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided January 31, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the defendant-appellant-petitioner there was a brief by Donald J. Wall, Legal Services of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc., Green Bay, and oral argument by Mr. Wall.

For the plaintiff-respondent there was a brief, in court of appeals, by Owen F. Monfils, Green Bay, and oral argument by Mr. Monfils.

A joint amicus curiae brief was filed by Lucy Cooper, Sandra Edhlund, Family Law Center and Edhlund, Rachofsky & Cooper, S.C., Milwaukee, and Judy Avner, Marsha Levick and NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, New York, for the Wisconsin National Organization for Women, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund and Women's Legal Defense Fund.


This is a review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals filed March 22, 1983, affirming a judgment of the circuit court for Brown county, John C. Jaekels, Circuit Judge, transferring custody of the child Kimberly Gould from Linda Gould to Steven Gould. Because we conclude that the circuit court abused its discretion in ordering custody transferred, we reverse the decision of the court of appeals and the judgment of the circuit...

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