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AFCC is the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – the premier interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict.  AFCC members are the leading practitioners, researchers, teachers and policymakers in the family court arena.

The Wisconsin Chapter - AFCC WI - urges you to get involved.

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AFCC International

AFCC is an international professional organization that has been since its inception in 1963, the critical point of intersection for judicial officers, attorneys, and mental health professionals working with family court issues.

For more information on AFCC and other chapters visit the AFCC website here.


Board and Officer Elections

The AFCC-WI Membership elected the following members to the Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2023:

For a first three-year term:
Christine Knudtson, J.D.
Alexandra Crampton Ph.D.
Commissioner Michael Rust, J.D.

For a second three-year term:
Sarah C. Whiting, J.D.
Casey A. Holtz, Ph.D.

Meeting on September 22, 2022 the Board elected the following officers for 2023:

Daniel Bestul, J.D. – President (1 year term)
Graham Wiemer, J.D.- President -Elect (1 year term)
Shelby Brandsma, LCSW – Vice President
Theresa Kelly-Arnes, BSW – Secretary
Christine Knudtson, J.D. – Treasurer

Pursuant to Bylaws changes adopted September 22, 2022, the terms of office for the President and President-Elect will be two years beginning January 1, 2022.



Bylaws Changes - 2022

Changes to Chapter Bylaws adopted at the September 22, 2022, Annual meeting may be viewed here.


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