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Divorce and family law

This page provides information about several types of actions affecting family, which may include divorce, legal separation, annulment, child custody and visitation, property division, and paternity. Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 767 (external link) governs several of these actions.

Procedures

For more information about divorce or legal separation see the Basic Guide to Divorce/Legal Separation PDF.

Forms

Family law forms assistant
The family law forms assistant guides you through the process of filing for divorce or legal separation, from starting the action to the final hearing. By answering a series of questions, this interactive site will help you fill out necessary forms, print blank forms, or download a basic guide to divorce or legal separation for your county.
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Court forms for divorce and family law

Resources

The law pertaining to family law issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, and paternity can be located in the Wisconsin Statutes (external link). General answers to common questions about family law matters can be found on the State Bar of Wisconsin site.

The Wisconsin State Law Library website provides access to additional resources on the following legal topics: