*IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN - Ask the clerk about the Parental Education classes you need to complete. The clerk will have a list of credited programs that you will need to get a certificate from after successful completion.
STEP 4 - You should meet with your spouse bringing a completed Financial Disclosure Statement so that you both can negotiate the terms of the Marital Settlement Agreement. Once you both have authorized both forms and come to terms, file both forms with the clerk's office.
While going to the clerk's office the spouse that filed for divorce must fill out the following forms:
- Order to Appear
- Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Judgment of Divorce
*WHILE AT THE CLERK'S OFFICE - Be sure to request a Pre-Trial Hearing Date. Bring all divorce papers with you. Once the hearing date has been scheduled, the clerk will send your Order to Appear to the defendant.
STEP 5 - Attend the Pre-Trial hearing and if you and your spouse agree to all the terms in the divorce forms including the Marital Settlement Agreement, then the Judge will authorize the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Judgment which completes the divorce process in Wisconsin.
*NAME CHANGE - If you are seeking to change your name after divorce in Wisconsin here is a way to do it.