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.
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)
LISTA DE VERIFICACIÓN PARTE 1 de 2: (haga clic aquí para obtener la Lista de Verificación y Instrucciones)
|FORMS FOR DIVORCE/LEGAL SEPARATION PART 1 of 2
|FORMS FOR DIVORCE/LEGAL SEPARATION PART 2 of 2
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.
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