In Re the Paternity of JMG

Milwaukee County Case Number 2006PA004493PJ

Court Record Events

Date
Event
Court Official
Court Reporter
1
01-29-2007
Findings of facts/conclusions of law w/ judgment
Frinzi, Joseph
Additional Text:
of Paternity signed & filed. afb

2
01-29-2007
Default judgment
Guolee-32, Michael D.

3
01-31-2007
Motion
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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for Denovo review of FCC Frinzi's 1/29/07 decision, filed. slt

4
02-01-2007
Order appointing GAL
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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Legal Aid Society, signed and filed. slt

5
02-05-2007
Order appointing GAL
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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filed and faxed. Legal Aid appointed as GAL for minor child. sj

6
02-13-2007
Affidavit of service
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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of the Cover Letter re Subpoena, filed. slt

7
02-13-2007
Consent of GAL
Bruch, Michael J.
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Atty Mueller accepts GAL appointment by fax. Original and copies mailed. sj

8
02-15-2007
Notice of motion, motion
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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fro DeNovo Review of FCC Decision and Affidavit of Attorney DeAngela M. Ellis, filed. Counsel will call the court for a motion hearing date. slt

9
02-23-2007
Other papers
Bruch, Michael J.
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Original GAL order and consent filed. sj

10
04-23-2007
Affidavit of service
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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(2) of the Subpoena, filed. slt

11
04-24-2007
Findings and order
Rustad, Janice M.
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Signed and filed. sg

12
04-24-2007
Letters/correspondence
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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from the pro se mother, filed. slt

13
04-24-2007
Order
Rustad, Janice M.
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Referring Parties for Supervised Visitation Services signed and filed. sg

14
04-24-2007
Review hearing
Rustad, Janice M.
Digital Recording
Additional Text:
Susan Jaskulski, Child Support Enforcement Attorney, appearing for the State. Respondent-Mother appears in person. Co-Respondent-Father appears in person with Attorney DeAngela Ellis. Attorney Janet Mueller appears as GAL for the child. Matter is here to review custody and placement. Court finds there has been a blatant failure to comply with the order of 1/29/07 which is a basis for a finding of contempt of court. Also, per the statutory factors it is a basis for the judge to find that primary placement with the mother is not appropriate as it is apparent that she has no intention of cooperating with any orders regarding alternate placement with the father. Court orders that the terms of Commissioner Frinzi's order be maintained with the exception that with father's consent the visitations will occur under the supervision of the social worker from LaCausa at his expense. It is strongly recommended by this Court that if this order which provides absolute protection for the child is not complied with that the Court strongly consider invoking the statutory provision regarding interference with placement as a factor in making the custody decision. sg

15
05-01-2007
Response/reply
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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Petitioner's Response to Motion Filed by Respondent on Feb. 15, 2007/Petitioner's Request for Jury Trial, filed. slt

16
05-14-2007
Hearing De Novo
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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(continued) MOM CONTINUES TO DENY PROVIDING HER ADDRESS AND PRODUCIING THE CHILD. Court ordered that all parties report back tomorrow morning and have Milwaukee County Bureau of Child Welfare present as well. Child to be produced at 9:00am as well. Court order child support be held open effective 5/14/07. Guardian Ad Litem ordered to work out a shared placement scheudule within 30 days, upon completing home visits on both parties. Per order to be signed. slt

17
05-14-2007
Hearing De Novo
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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Court Reporter, Phyllis Peoples. Petitioner appears in person pro se. Respondent appears in person with Attorney Deangela M. Ellis. Attorney Janet Mueller appears as guardian ad litem for the minor child, whose appearance is waived. Cassandra Crall, Child Support Enforcement Attorney, appearing for the State of Wisconsin. Matter here on denovo review regarding custody and placement, filed by petitioner. Parties affirmed and testified. Mom objecting to FCC changing the name of the child to: JESSE MOSES SEBULIBA GRIFFIN. Mom further is requesting sole legal custody of the child. Mom states respondent threatened her life. Respondent is requesting sole cusody and primary placement of the child. Petitioner and Respondent affirmed and testified. Exhibits marked for identification purposes. AFFIRMED AND TESTIFIED FOR THE PETITIONER: Ms. Raven Griffin and Ms Inez Griffin. Court further listened to a tape produced by the petitioner in open court. AFFIRMED AND TESTIFIED FOR RESPONDENT: MPD, Cory Washington; Ms. Mary Soliz; and Mr. Fred Ssali. Testimony closed. Closing arguments heard. GAL recommendation heard. GAL states mom has been uncooperative with her and continues to do so, and recommend that placement be transferred to the father. Court ordered the child's name be changed to: JESSE MOSES GRIFFIN SEBULIBA. Court thinks mom is playing games and using the child as a pawn. Court orders joint custody of the child with primary placement with the mother. Dad to have shared placement in the very near future, once GAL completes a home study. Petitioner was very upset with the court's ruling and became very disrruptive, including her sisters in the court. COURT FOUND THE PETITIONER IN CONTEMPT OF COURT FOR FAILING TO PROVIDE HER ADDRESS TO THE COURT OR GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND ASKED THE DEPUTIES TO TAKE HER INTO CUSTODY IMMEDIATELY UNTIL 9:00AM TOMORROW MORNING. SHE MAY PURGE HERSELF BY PRODUCING HER ADDRESS AND THE CHILD TOMORROW MORNING AT 9:00AM.

18
05-14-2007
Order
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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Kids Order Summary, signed and filed. slt

19
05-15-2007
Contempt hearing
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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(continued) Per Deputy Boehm, who was in court, the Court must have an order to submit to the Sheriff's Department in order for them to pick up the child. Court ordered a missing person order producing the child to the court and upon production, contacting the father and putting the child in his care until a hearing is held before this court within 24 hours from the date the child has been picked up. SAME DAY: IN THE FEMALE HOLDING CELL ON THE 6TH FLOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE. Sames Appearances with the except of the State, who was not present. Court spoke to the petitioner, on the other side of a glass, in the holding cell, on the record. Petitioner turned her back to the court and remained mute. Court gave the petitioner the three options to purge herself: 1) allow guardian ad litem to investigate her home; 2) allow visitation to take place at a relatives home; 3) remain in custody until the child is located and placed with the father and a court hearing held the next day. Still no response by the petitioner. Court ordered a warrant for the child, and upon pick up of the child, the child be immediately released to the father. Petitioner was ordered to have the child turned in to the court's custody. Court informed the mother he will give her the same three option on a regular basis to purge herself, and that she will not be forced to come to the hearing. Case adjourned for review on May 18, 2007 at 9:00am. Mom to be produced for the hearing if she agrees. Mom still does not respond and has now laid on the bench in the holding cell with her back to the court. Exhibits marked for identification purposes as to the reasonableness of dad having custody. Per order to be signed. slt

20
05-15-2007
Contempt hearing
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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Court Reporter, Phyllis Peoples. Petitioner appears IN CUSTODY, pro se. Respondent appears with Attorney DeAngela M. Ellis. Attorney Janet Mueller appears as Guardian Ad Litem of the minor child. Mr. Phillip Zellmer appears from Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. Christopher Lindroth, Child Support Enforcement Attorney appearing for the State. Contempt hearing proceeds. Child is not present in court, nor any other family member of the petitioner. Petitioner stands MUTE, and refuses to speak. Matter here from last evening. Court places its findings on the record from last evening. During the hearing, mom abruptly decides to attempt to leave the courtroom when ordered to be seated. She was taken out of the courtroom forcefully by two female and two male deputies. Court states it will give mom three alternatives to purge herself: 1) Allow home investigation by guardian ad litem or social worker to determine visitations for the father; 2) to set up visits at the grandmother's home for the father; and 3) Court order child picked up and put in foster care so father may visit the child. Mom remains mute, and sent a message from the holding cell that she will not re-enter the courtroom. Court finds that the child has not been presented today and mom has not provided her address to meet her purge. Statements from Mr. Zellmer heard. It appears that mom resides at 2120 North 11th Street with her grandmother. Court ordered that the public defender's office be contacted for possible representation of the petitioner.Court ordered the guardian ad litem go to the holding cell and speak with mother. Guardian ad litem refused to do so without protection. She further refuses to conduct a home visit for fear of her safety. Court ordered mom to remain in custody until the child has been produced to this Court. Court ordered that a Missing Person (the child) Order be drafted by GAL and submitted for signature, so the Sheriff's Department may pick up the child.

21
05-15-2007
Notes
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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Clerk phoned Public Defender's Office at (414) 227-4130 and requested a public defender be appointed for the mother in this case. Left message for someone to call us. slt

22
05-16-2007
Other papers
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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Proposed Order to Locate Take into Cusody, from Attorney Mueller, filed. slt

23
05-16-2007
Order
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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For Petitioner's Presence in Court, signed, filed and given to Deputy Boehm to serve upon the petitioner in jail. slt

24
05-16-2007
Other in-court activity
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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Court Reporter, Phyllis Peoples. Petitioner does not appear, in custody. Attorney Eric Vega appears from the Public Defender's Office. Respondent does not appear. GAL does not appear. Attorney Vega reports that he was sent by the Public Defender's Office to speak with the petitioner in the Milwaukee County Jail. He states he spoke with the petitioner for approximately 11/2 hours and discussed the child custody statutes and consequences of her actions. He further explained the consequences of not purging herself of the contempt motion. Attorney Vega states petitioner maintained same position after an 11/2 conversation. She stated she did not want representation by the Public Defender's Office. Court very concerned about consequences and will talk to the petitioner again on Friday, May 18, 2007. Court ordered Attorney Vega to report here Friday at 10:30am. The 9:00am hearing time was changed to 10:30am. All parties will be notified. slt

25
05-16-2007
Other in-court activity
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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Court Reporter, Phyllis Peoples. Called at 11:13am. No other appearances. Sergeant Boehm states on the record that she personally served the Order for Petitioner's Appearance Before this Court upon the Petitioner, and Petitioner stated to her that she refuses to appear before this Court. Petitioner further stated that she will stay in jail as long as she has to until she gets national attention. Ms. Griffin further states that the child is out of state, and would not provide any information as to where. slt

26
05-16-2007
Other in-court activity
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
Additional Text:
Court Reporter, Phyllis Peoples. Petitioner still in custody not present. Respondent does not appear. Attorney Janet Mueller appears as guardian ad litem for the minor child. Court sent for the petitioner to allow her an opportunity to purge herself. Report came back from Jail Sergaent Babich that mom is refusing, and they would have need a cert team to get her out of the cell and transport her and prefer not to do this for safety reasons. Also present in court was Sergaent Boehm who reports that the jail are receiving numerous phone calls from people alledging to be from Alderman's office and other judicial offices, stating they are forming a sit in. She further reports that mom will not appear voluntarily wihout something in writting from the Court. Mom further states that the child is now out of state. Court is concerned with other individuals obstructing the court's order and there may be a need for the federal government to be involved. Court orders the Sheriff Department to find this child. Respondent may have the potential for kidnapping charges per the guardian ad litem. Court will draft an order summoning the petitioner to court on a contempt hearing to allow her once again to purge herself. This order will be served upon her by the Sheriff's Department in the jail. The Sheriff's Department may use their discretion as to whether it is safe to transport the petitioner to court. Court states it will not be intimidated by the phone calls and various threats, and that all parties involved must do what is necessary to protect their safety and the safety of all involved. Guardian Ad Litem presents a proposed pick-up order for the child to be located. Court also has some concerns about the mental state of the petitioner and suggested to the Sheriff's Department that the petitioner be closely monitored. Court will continue to have a public defender appointed for the petitioner, if she qualifies. slt

27
05-16-2007
Telephone conference
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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from Attorney Eric Vega stating he will go over and visit the petitioner in the jail on behalf of the Public Defender's Office. slt

28
05-16-2007
Telephone conference
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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from Attorney Tom Reed, head of the State Public Defender's Office. He was given the file number and pertinent information about the petitioner to see if she qualifies for representation from their office. He will keep the court informed. slt

29
05-16-2007
Other in-court activity
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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Court Reporter, Phyllis Peoples. Case called at 10:46am. Petitioner still in custody in the jail. Respondent does not appear. Attorney Janet Mueller appears as guardian ad litem for the minor child. Court read the Order for Petitioner's Appearance Before the Court on the record and also signed a Civil Warrant for the body attachment of the Child in this action with a Exhibit 2 attached to the Civil Warrant. Orders given to Sergeant Boehm to be processed and served. slt

30
05-16-2007
Bench Warrant Civil Issued
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
Amount
$ 0.00
Additional Text:
for the Child, signed, filed and given to the deputy for processing.

31
05-18-2007
Status conference
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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Court Reporter, Phyllis Peoples. Petitioner appears IN CUSTODY, witn newly retained counsel, Attorney Alan D. Eisenberg. Respondent appears in person with Attorney DeAngela Ellis. Attorney Carmen Ortiz appears as guardian ad litem in place of Attonrey Janet Mueller for the minor child. Petitioner makes a record re his visit with his client in the holding cell. Counsel states he was denied private visit with his client. Attorney was retained on May 17, 2007 at 5pm. Court gave counsel an opportunity to use a conference room and speak to his client prior to proceeding. Counsel refused. Case proceeded. Matter here again to allow petitioner to purge herself one last time. Court states this is the last time petitioner will be brought back to court due to the difficulty of transporting her, and for the safety of the sheriff's department staff. For humanitarian purposes, Court is willing to allow mom to be released for the weekend to spend time with her other child, under the following conditions: 1) That she purge herself by surrendering the child; 2) by surrendering herself on or before 11:00am on May 21, 2007; and if petitioner has not met the following conditions, a warrant will go out for her arrest, without bail. Petitoiner advised that she may subject herself to kidnapping statutes, criminal charges, etc. Court further advised the family who was present in court regarding obstructing and criminal violations. Petitioner by her attorney, accept the release forthwith and will either purge herself by release the baby, or returning here in court on Monday Morning, May 21, 2007 at 11:00am. Court orders Petitioner released forthwith with a return date of 5/21/07 at 11:00am. slt

32
05-21-2007
Memorandum
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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from Sergeant Patricia Boehm, filed. slt

33
05-21-2007
Other in-court activity
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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Court Reporter Sergeant Patricia Boehm appears before the court. No other appearances. Sergeant states that Detective Desotell located the child on Friday, May 18, 2007 at the 2722A North Richard Street address, which is the residence of the petitioner's parents. He was refused entry and states he could hear a child crying in the background, and he believes this is the child in question. Detective beleives in order to get a search warrant, the District Attorney's Office must be involved. There is a need now to move into criminal action, which must be commenced through the District Attorney's Office. No action taken by the Court. slt

34
05-21-2007
Contempt hearing
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
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Court Reporter, Phyllis Peoples. Petitoner appears with Attorney Eisenberg. Respondent appears with Attorney DeAngela M. Ellis. Attorney Janet Mueller appears as guardian ad litem for the minor child. Case called for contempt hearing at 11:22am. Mom did not bring the child as ordered. Court finds that mom has not met her purge. Court ordering that upon locating the child, the child be immediately placed with the father. Court ordered mom back into custody until the child is surrendered. Statements heard by Attorney Eisenberg. Conference held in chambers off the record. Back on the record, Petitioner wants a written order from the court if she releases the baby to the dad. Court informed the petitioner that this court's order is not to be negotiated. Petitioner once again is ordered to turn over the child forthwith, place the child with the father, and complete a home study with the guardian ad litem and then placement will be determined. Court ordered mom REMANDED into custody forthwith. Attorney Eisenberg's motion to withdraw heard and granted. He states he has lost client control. Court instructed the clerk to contact the public defender's office again. Mom is again in contempt of this court's order and placed back into custody in the jail. slt

35
05-21-2007
Commitment issued
Guolee-32, Michael D.
Peoples, Phyllis
Event Party
Amount
Griffin, April
$ 0.00
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signed, sealed and filed.slt

36
05-23-2007
Telephone conference
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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returned from Public Defender's Office, Tom Reed. He will send someone over to speak with Ms. Griffin again to see if she wants representation from their office. She denied representation the last time. slt

37
06-13-2007
Affidavit of mailing
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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of the Notice of Motion and Motion for Reconsideration and Modification of the Court's Order and Affidavit of Attorney Ellis, filed. slt

38
06-13-2007
Affidavit of service
Guolee-32, Michael D.
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of the Notice of Motion for Reconsideration and Modification of the Court's Order and Affidavit of Attorney Ellis, filed. slt

39
07-23-2010
Judicial transfer
Lamelas-23, Elsa C.