Waukesha County

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Procedural Checklist

Requesting a Temporary Hearing Post Filing Without Minor Children

Below you will find the Procedural Checklist for your specific type of divorce/legal separation. The checklists were designed to be used one step at a time.  If you complete forms or other tasks out of order you are likely to create more work and confusion for yourself.  We STRONGLY suggest that you follow the checklist one step at a time-Read ahead, but do not work ahead.

The services provided by the Court Self-Help Program has been integrated into the Family Division Customer Services.   

Warning:  This checklist was designed for divorces/legal separations in which both parties agree to the terms of the divorce.  If after reviewing the Marital Settlement Agreement, it turns out that you and the other party are not in agreement with most issues, please review the website or call the Family Division to obtain other available options.

Obtaining a Temporary Hearing-Post Filing

  1. Complete the Affidavit to Show Cause and Request for Hearing for Temporary Order and Order To Show Cause   
  2. Bring your forms to the Family Division between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday where a customer service representative will review your forms for completeness.
  3. Make 3 additional copies. You can make your own copies in the Family Division office for $.25 per page on the coin operated copier. Please bring cash as it accepts $1, $5, $10 bills and coins only.
  4. File the original and 3 additional copies at the Customer Service window. The clerk will:
    • Authenticate (uniquely stamp) all copies
    • Keep a copy for the court file
    • Return the original and remaining copies to you for distribution.
      • Copy 1: Your copy
      • Copy 2: Other party's copy
      • Original: Used for service and returned for court with Proof of Service