Family and Paternity Division

  1. Divorce/Legal Separation
  2. Mediation Services
  3. Court Order Modification
  4. Court Order Contempt

Divorce or Legal Separation

Review the Basic Guide to Divorce (form #FA-4100V) to learn about legal issues to consider, such as, what county to file in, divorce versus legal separation or annulment, custody, child support, maintenance, property division, and debts.

Information on self-help is available on the Wisconsin Court System Website.

Required Forms to File

If you and your spouse will be completing the forms together (jointly), an original of each of the following forms, along with 2 additional copies, must be submitted:

If only one party will be completing the forms to start the action (solely), an original of each of the following forms, along with 3 additional copies, must be submitted:

Optional Forms to File 

Please review the form details online to determine if the following forms are appropriate for your situation.

Filing Fees

Fees can be paid by cash, check or money order payable to Clerk of Courts. Credit/Debit cards are accepted with an additional fee assessed. You will be charged $0.25/page for copies if you fail to supply them at the time of filing.

  • $184.50 – Without children or request for maintenance (spousal support)
  • $194.50 – With children or request for maintenance (spousal support)

At the time of filing, you will be given a date for an Order for Appearance for a Scheduling Conference. Please read this page carefully. The date is basically set out to accommodate the 120 day waiting period requirement. Should all issues be settled, you may call our office to obtain a hearing date for your final divorce.

Additional information and directions will be given upon filing the action.

Supporting Children during Divorce Program

Parents with minor children will be mandated to attend this co-parenting class, which promotes positive strategies to support children as their parents divorce. More information will be provided after the initial paperwork is filed.