(1) Six consecutive month rule is sufficient minimum contact to establish in personam jurisdiction. (2) Residence is the same as domicile – there are two requirements, first, that there be physical abandonment of the old residence and second that there be an intent to establish a new residence.
Trial court lacked personal jurisdiction over husband to set child support, since parties never lived together in Wisconsin.
To establish personal jurisdiction, due process demands that there be a sufficient connection between the defendant and the forum state.
General appearance is consent to court’s jurisdiction for all purposes, including division of military pension.
Personal jurisdiction, once established in a divorce proceeding, continues for subsequent proceedings to modify judgment.
Visitation in Wisconsin is sufficient to establish substantial contacts in state and allow personal jurisdiction.
(1) Finding of residency affirmed. (2) Letter to court requesting a stay of proceedings served as an appearance and waived personal jurisdiction.
Where child was conceived in Florida, and father’s only contact with Wisconsin was one visit where he merely called the mother, Wisconsin did not have personal jurisdiction under the long arm statute.
Court had personal jurisdiction over putative father by having act of intercourse within the state, even though Wisconsin may not have been the state of conception.
Waiver of first appearance form signed by respondent is a responsive pleading and waives personal jurisdiction.