Divorce / Legal Separation: Filing Separate (Alone) - With Children under 18

You will find two checklists which take you step-by-step through the divorce / legal separation filing process. The checklists break the process down into two parts, Part 1 & Part 2; you must complete both.

Part 1 includes: everything you need to initially file, and have your spouse served. Part 2 includes everything you need to complete after your spouse has been served.

For qualifying low-income individuals, the courts offer a fee waiver. If you would like to request a fee waiver, you will find the form at the bottom of this page. 

! Remember

You can get help with Divorce/Legal Separation Part 1 of 2 at the Milwaukee Justice Center's Self-Help Desks.

You can get help with Divorce/Legal Separation Part 2 of 2 by appointment only.

Legal advice is not provided.

 

DIVORCE/LEGAL SEPARATION PART 1 of 2:  (click here for Checklist and Instructions)

 

FORMS FOR DIVORCE/LEGAL SEPARATION PART 1 of 2
Form Number
Name of Form
Forms for Download
FA-4104
Summons With Minor Children
FA-4108
Petition With Minor Children
GF-179
Confidential Petition Addendum
                      
                                 
FA-4128
Order to Show Cause and Affidavit for Temporary Order – With Minor Children
(this form is optional)

 

 

FORMS FOR DIVORCE/LEGAL SEPARATION PART 2 of 2
I WAS ABLE TO SERVE MY SPOUSE AND WE DON'T AGREE ON EVERYTHING
I WAS ABLE TO SERVE MY SPOUSE AND WE DO AGREE ON EVERYTHING
I WAS UNABLE TO SERVE MY SPOUSE, SO I PUBLISHED NOTICE IN THE NEWSPAPER

 

 

PACKET:  (click here for the packet of forms)

Here is the entire divorce / legal separation packet with all the forms you will need for filing separate (alone) with children under 18.

  


If you are unable to pay the filing fees, and meet the income requirements, you can ask the court to waive the fees by completing form CV-410 below.


FEE WAIVER FORM
Form Number
Name of Form
Forms for Download
CV-410
 
Petition and Waiver of Fees/Costs Affidavit of Indigency and Order
 
 

 

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