Clerk of Courts
Family case types are filed with the Clerk of Court. Actions include the establishment of paternity, the initiation of divorce, legal separation or annulment. If children are involved–legal custody, physical placement, person safety issues, and child support are determined. Maintenance, division of property and debts are also established. These case types are presided over by our circuit court judges and/or Family Court Commissioner.
The clerk can answer questions about procedures, but cannot give legal advice or recommend what actions to take. It is recommended that at least one party consult with an attorney to discuss legal issues related to divorce or legal separation action.
Prior to filing for divorce in Oneida County, at least one party must have been a resident of the State of Wisconsin for a period of six months and have been a resident of Oneida County for 30 days.
Choosing the correct forms to use and completing the forms in their entirety are critical. Assistance by Judicare is also available to court users.
Additional information in greater detail and forms can be obtained on line by using the link: https://www.wicourts.gov/forms1/circuit/formcategory.jsp?Category=12