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Wood v. DeHahn

Wisconsin Court of Appeals
571 N.W.2d 186 (1997)


DeHahn (plaintiff) and Wood (defendant) were the divorced parents of two children. Upon divorce, DeHahn was awarded sole legal custody of the two children. DeHahn was a practicing Mormon, and Wood was a practicing Catholic. As the legal guardian, DeHahn was entitled to choose the children’s religion, and Wood was required to act in a manner consistent with that choice. Wood took the children to Catholic services on Christmas, Easter, and Mother’s Day. DeHahn filed a motion to restrict Wood from taking their children to those three Catholic services each year. The trial court found that Wood was not acting in a manner inconsistent with DeHahn’s choice of religion for the children and denied the motion. DeHahn appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Phillip, J.)

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