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FA -4 11 0V ,   0 1/0 9   J o in t P etit io n-W it h  M in o r C hild re n      §§7 67.2 1 5 a nd  8 2 2.2 9 , W is co nsin  S ta tu te s 	T h is  f o rm  s h all  n ot b e m odif ie d .   It  m ay b e s u pple m en te d  w it h  a d dit io nal  m ate ria l. 	P age 1  o f 8  	
E nte r t h e n am e o f t h e 
c o unty  i n  w hic h  y o u a re  
f ilin g t h is  c ase . 	S TA TE  O F W IS C O NSIN , C IR CUIT  C O URT,  
        	
 C O UNTY	 	
Ente r t h e w if e ’s  n am e. 
E nte r t h e w if e ’s  a d dre ss.	 	
 	
F or O ffic ia l  U se  
  	
O n t h e f a r r ig h t, c h eck  
d iv o rc e o r l e g al 
s e p ara tio n.	
 	
 	
  In  R E:  T he m arria ge o f 
 J o in t P etit io ner-W if e : 
         	
 	Fir s t n am e                                   M id dle  n am e                   L ast n am e 
       	 	Addre ss 
       	 	Addre ss 
       	 	C it y                                                          S ta te                                    Z ip  
 
a nd 	
E nte r t h e h usb an d’s  n am e.	 	
E nte r t h e h usb an d’s  
a d dre ss.	 	
 
N ote :  L eav e c ase  n u m ber 
b la n k; t h e c le rk  w ill e n te r 
i t. 	
J o in t P etit io ner-H usb an d: 
            	
 	F ir s t n am e                                 M id dle  n am e                      L ast n am e 
       	 	Addre ss 
       	 	Addre ss 
       	 	C it y                                                              S ta te                               Z ip
 	
   
J o in t P etit io n  	
W it h  M in or C hild re n 
    
  D iv o rc e-4 0 101 
 L eg al  S ep ara tio n-4 02 01 
 
  C ase  N o.       	
 	
 	
     
A . W e a re  p ro vid in g t h e f o llo w in g in fo rm atio n a b out t h e w if e : 
1 .  Date  o f b ir th          	
 
2 .  Im media te ly  b efo re  f il in g th is  p etit io n, th e w if e  w il l  h ave  li v e d in  th is  c o unty  f o r 3 0  d ays  o r 
m ore . 
 	
  Y es 	 N o 
3 .  Im media te ly  b efo re  f il in g th is  p etit io n, th e w if e  w il l  h ave  li v e d in  th e s ta te  o f W is co nsin  f o r 
6  m onth s o r m ore . 
 	
  Y es 	 N o 
4 .  The w if e  is  c u rre ntly  o n a ctiv e  d uty  a s a  m em ber o f th e A rm ed F orc e s o f th e U nit e d 
S ta te s o f A m eric a  o r it s  a llie s. 
 	
  Y es 	 N o 
   
B . W e a re  p ro vid in g t h e f o llo w in g in fo rm atio n a b out t h e h usb an d: 
1 .  Date  o f b ir th          	
   
2 .  Im media te ly  b efo re  f il in g th is  p etit io n, th e h usb an d w il l  h ave  liv e d in  th is  c o unty  
f o r 3 0 d a ys  o r m ore . 
 	
  Y es 	 N o 
3 .  Im media te ly  b efo re  f il in g th is  p etit io n, th e h usb an d w il l  h ave  liv e d in  th e s ta te  o f 
W is co nsin  f o r 6  m onth s o r m ore . 
 	
  Y es 	 N o 
4 .  The h usb an d is  c u rre ntly  o n a ctiv e  d uty  a s a  m em ber o f th e A rm ed F orc e s o f th e 
U nit e d S ta te s o f A m eric a  o r it s  a ll ie s. 
 	
  Y es 	 N o 
   	
E nte r t h e w if e ’s  d ate  o f 
b ir th  [ m onth , d ay ,  y ear] . 
F or 2 , 3  a n d 4 ,  c h eck  
yes o r n o. 
  M il it a ry  p erso n nel:   
P le ase  s e e B asic  G uid e t o  
D iv o rc e/L eg al S ep ara tio n. 	
 	
E nte r t h e h usb an d’s  
d ate  o f b ir th  [ m onth ,  d ay , 
y ear] . 
F or 2 , 3  a n d 4 ,  c h eck  y es 
o r n o . 
  M il it a ry  p erso n nel:   
P le ase  s e e B asic  G uid e t o  
D iv o rc e/L eg al	
 S ep ara tio n.

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FA -4 11 0V ,  0 1/0 9   J o in t P etit io n-W it h  M in or C hild re n     §§7 67.2 1 5 a nd  8 2 2.2 9 , W is co nsin  S ta tu te s 	T h is  f o rm  s h all  n ot b e m odif ie d .   It  m ay b e s u pple m en te d  w it h  a d dit io nal  m ate ria l. 	
P age 2  o f 8  	
C . W e a re  p ro vid in g t h e f o llo w in g m arria g e in fo rm atio n: 
1 .  W e w ere  m arrie d o n 	
(d ate )	          	 
  2 .  W e w ere  m arrie d in  	
(c it y )	        	 (s ta te ) 	        	 
  3 .  We a re  f ilin g f o r: 
a . 	
 D iv o rc e: T his  m arria ge is  ir re tr ie va bly  b ro ke n. 
b . 
 L eg al S ep ara tio n: T his  m arr ia ge is  b ro ke n a nd  th e  r e aso n w e a re  r e questin g  a  
l e g al  s e para tio n  a n d n o t a  d iv o rc e  is         
   	 
    
4 .  Pre v io us A ctio ns 
T his  is  th e f ir s t tim e th at e it h er m y s p o use  o r I  h a ve  f il e d f o r d iv o rc e  o r le gal  s e pa ra tio n  
f r o m  e ach  o th er in  W is c o nsin  o r in  a ny o th er s ta te : 
  a. 	
 Y es 
b . 
 N o:   C ounty         	 
  Sta te           
  
   C ase  N o.        
 
   H as th is  c a se  b ee n d is m is se d?    	
 Y es  	 N o 
  5 .  This  is  th e w if e ’s  f ir s t m arria ge. 
 	
  Y es 	 N o  
     
    a. T he w if e  w as p re vio usly  m arr ie d to          	
 
    b. T he m arria ge w as te rm in ate d b y:     	
 d iv o rc e.      	 d eath . 
c . D ate  o f th e d iv o rc e  o r d eath          	
 
    d. T he d iv o rc e  w as g ra n te d  in : 
  Nam e o f c o urt         
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te          	 
    e. T he w if e  w as a ls o  p re vio usly  m arrie d t o          
 
    f. T he m arria ge w as te rm in ate d b y:     	
 d iv o rc e.      	 d eath . 
g . D ate  o f th e  d iv o rc e  o r d e ath         	
 
h . T he d iv o rc e  w as g ra n te d  in : 
  Nam e o f c o urt        
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te          	 
    If th e w if e  h ad m ore  t h an 2  p re vio us m arria ges, r e p eat  5 e-5 h o n a n a dd it io na l  s h e et. 
  6.  This  is  th e h usb an d’s  f ir s t m arr ia ge. 
 	
  Y es 	 N o   
   
    a. T he h usb a nd w as p re vio usly  m arrie d t o          	
 
    b. T he m arria ge w as te rm in ate d b y:     	
 d iv o rc e.      	 d eath . 
c . D ate  o f th e d iv o rc e  o r d eath          	
 
    d. T he d iv o rc e  w as g ra n te d  in : 
  Nam e o f c o urt        
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te          	 
    e. T he h usb a nd w as a ls o  p re vio usly  m arrie d to          
 
    f. T he m arria ge w as te rm in ate d b y:     	
 d iv o rc e.      	 d eath . 
g . D ate  o f th e  d iv o rc e  o r d e ath         	
 
h . T he d iv o rc e  w as g ra n te d  in : 
  Nam e o f c o urt         
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te          	 
  If th e h usb and h ad  m ore  th an 2  p re vio us m arria ges, r e peat  6 e-6 h o n  a n a dd it io n al  s h eet. 
 	
E nte r t h e d ate  [ m onth , 
d ay ,  y ear] , c ity , a n d 
s ta te  i n  w hic h  y o u w ere  
m arrie d . 
C heck  y es o r n o.  I f 	n o , 	
r e sp ond  t o  5 a-5 d  w ith  
i n fo rm atio n a b out t h e 
w if e ’s  m ost r e c en t 
p re v io us m arria g e. 
I f t h e w if e  h ad  a n  
ad ditio nal p re v io us 
m arria g e, r e sp ond  t o  5 e-
5 h.	 	
C heck  y es o r n o.  I f n o , 
r e sp ond  t o  6 a-6 d  w ith  
i n fo rm atio n a b out t h e 
h usb an d’s  m ost r e cen t 
p re v io us m arria g e. 
C heck  a  o r b .   I f b , 
e x p la in  w hy y o u a re  
f ilin g f o r a  l e g al 
s e p ara tio n a n d  n o t a  
d iv o rc e. 
I f t h e h usb an d  h ad  a n  
ad ditio nal p re v io us 
m arria g e, r e sp ond  t o   
6 e-6 h. 
C heck  a  o r b . I f b ,  e n te r 
t h e c o un ty  a n d s ta te  i n  
w hic h  i t w as f ile d , t h e 
c ase  n um ber a ssig n ed  t o  
i t, a n d  c h eck  y es o r n o t o  
i n dic ate  i f  t h e c ase  h as 
b een  d is m is se d .

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FA -4 11 0V ,  0 1/0 9   J o in t P etit io n-W it h  M in or C hild re n     §§7 67.2 1 5 a nd  8 2 2.2 9 , W is co nsin  S ta tu te s 	T h is  f o rm  s h all  n ot b e m odif ie d .   It  m ay b e s u pple m en te d  w it h  a d dit io nal  m ate ria l. 	
P age 3  o f 8  	
D .  W e a re  p ro vid in g t h e f o llo w in g in fo rm atio n r e g ard in g o ur c h ild re n : 
1 .  The m in or c h il d re n ( a ge 1 7  o r y o ung er) b orn  to  o r a do pte d to g eth er b y u s b efo re  o r 
d urin g o ur m arria ge a re : 	
 N one 
Nam e o f C hild   Date  o f B ir th  
 	
   	 	
 	  	 	
 	  	 	
 	 	 	 	
 	  	 	
 	  	 
 
2 .  The a d ult  c h ild re n ( a g e 1 8 o r o ld er) b orn  to  o r a do pte d to ge th er b y u s b efo re  o r d urin g 
o ur m arria ge a re : 	
 N one 
Nam e o f C hild   Date  o f B ir th  
 	
   	 	
 	  	 	
 	  	 	
 	 	 	 	
 	  	 	
 	  	 	 
3.  Oth er c h il d re n b orn  to  t h e w if e  d urin g t h is  m arria ge,  b ut n o t f a th ere d  b y th e h usb and a re : 	
 N one 
Nam e o f C hild   Date  o f B ir th  
 	
   	 	
 	  	 	
 
4 .  To th e b est o f o ur k n o w le d ge, t h e w if e  in  th is  m arria ge :  
a . 	
 is  c u rre ntly  p re gn ant.  ( A n a tt o rn e y [g uard ia n a d li t e m ] f o r th e u nb orn  c h ild  w ill  b e 
r e quir e d if  th e h usb an d is  n ot th e f a th er.)       
b . 
 is  n ot c u rre ntly  p re gna nt. 
 
5.  The c u rre nt a ddre ss o f th e  m in or c h ild re n  is :  
a . 	
 w it h  m oth er a t a b ove  a ddre ss. 
b . 
 w it h  f a th er a t  th e a bo ve  a d dre ss. 
c . 
 w it h  b oth  m oth er a nd  f a th e r a t th e  a b ove  a d dre sse s. 
d . 
 a t th e a ddre ss b e lo w :  
  Addre ss         	
 
  Addre ss         
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te         	 Z ip         	 
  6.  Pre vio us a ddre sse s f o r th e m in or c h ild re n : 	
 N one  ( th e c h il d re n h a ve  li v e d a t th e  c u rre nt a ddre ss f o r th e la st f iv e  y e ars ) 
  Addre ss         	
 
  Addre ss         
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te         	 Z ip         	 
    Addre ss         
 
  Addre ss         
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te         	 Z ip         	 
   	
E nte r t h e n am e a n d d ate  o f 
b ir th  [ m onth , d ay ,  y ear]  f o r 
e ach  a d ult  c h ild .   I f y o u d o 
n ot h av e a d ult c h ild re n , 
c h eck  N one. 
 
E nte r t h e n am e a n d d ate  o f 
b ir th  [ m onth , d ay ,  y ear]  f o r 
e ach  m in or c h ild .   I f y o u 
a n d y o ur s p o use  d o  n ot h av e 
m in or c h ild re n  t o geth er, 
c h eck  N one. 
C heck  a , b , c  o r d . 
I f d , e n te r t h e c u rr e n t a d d re ss 
o f t h e m in or c h ild re n . I f t h e 
c h ild re n  c u rre n tly  r e sid e a t 
s e p ara te  a d dre sse s, p ro vid e 
t h ose  a d d re sse s o n a n  
a d ditio nal s h eet. 
E nte r a n y p re v io us a d dre sse s 
f o r t h e m in or c h ild re n  l iv in g 
w it h  t h e p are n ts  d urin g t h e 
p ast 5  y ears .  I f n one c h eck  
“ n one.”  
  I f t h e c h ild re n  h av e l iv ed  i n  
m ore  t h an  2  p la ces o ver t h e 
p ast 5  y ears , p ro vid e t h o se  
a d dre sse s o n a n  a d dit io n al 
s h eet.

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FA -4 11 0V ,  0 1/0 9   J o in t P etit io n-W it h  M in or C hild re n     §§7 67.2 1 5 a nd  8 2 2.2 9 , W is co nsin  S ta tu te s 	T h is  f o rm  s h all  n ot b e m odif ie d .   It  m ay b e s u pple m en te d  w it h  a d dit io nal  m ate ria l. 	
P age 4  o f 8  	
7 .  Curre ntly ,  o r d urin g th e la st 5  y e ars , o n e o r m ore  o f th e m in or c h ild re n li v e d  w it h  a  
p ers o n o th er t h an a  p are nt.  
 	
  Y es 	 N o  
    Child            	
 
P ers o n           
 
  Addre ss         
 
  Addre ss         
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te         	 Z ip         	 
    Child         
 
  Pers o n         
 
  Addre ss         
 
  Addre ss         
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te         	 Z ip         	 
    Child         
 
  Pers o n         
 
  Addre ss         
 
  Addre ss         
 
  Cit y          	
 S ta te         	 Z ip         	 
  8 .  W e h ave  b een  a  p arty  w it n ess o r p artic ip ate d in  a noth er w ay in  o th er p ast c o urt 
p ro ce ed in gs c o nce rn in g t h e c u sto d y o f o r p h ys ic a l  p la ce m ent o r v is it a tio n w it h  th e m in or 
c h ild re n lis te d in  D 1 o r D 3, in  W is co nsin  o r in  a n y o th er s ta te . 
a . 	
 Y es a nd th e c u sto d y, p hys ic a l  p la ce m ent, o r v is it a tio n o rd er w as g ra nte d in : 
  Nam e o f c o urt        	
 
  Case  N um ber          	
   D ate         	 
  b. 	
 N o 
  9 .  We a re  a w are  o f a  p ro ce ed in g th at c o uld  a ffe ct th e c u rre nt p ro ce edin g,  in clu d in g  
p ro ce ed in gs f o r e nfo rc e m en t a n d p ro ce ed in gs r e la te d to  d om estic  v io le nce ,  p ro te ctiv e  
o rd ers , te rm in atio n o f p are nta l  r ig h ts , o r a doptio n c o n ce rn in g th e c h ild re n  lis te d in  D 1 o r 
D 3, in  W is c o nsin  o r a ny o th er s ta te . 
a . 
 Y es a nd th e p ro ce e din g  th at c o uld  a ffe ct th e c u rre n t p ro ce ed in g is  in : 
  Nam e o f c o urt        	
 
  Case  N um ber          	
    
N atu re  o f P ro ce ed in g        	
 
  b. 	
 N o 
  1 0.  W e h ave  m ade w rit t e n a gre em ents  o r r e ce iv e d o rd ers  fr o m  th e c o urt a bo ut s o m e o r a ll  o f 
t h e m atte rs  in  t h is  a ctio n s u ch  a s m ain te na nce  	
(s p ousa l  s u pport)	,  c h ild  s u pp ort, le ga l 
c u sto d y o r p h ys ic a l  p la ce m ent o f th e m in or c h il d re n,  o r p ro perty  d iv is io n. 
  a. 	
 Y es, a n d w e h ave a tta ch ed  a  c o py o f t h e w rit te n  a g re e m en t t o  t h is  P etit io n. 
  b. 
 N o 
   
W e c o nse nt to  ju ris d ic tio n a nd w aiv e  s e rv ic e  o f s u m m on s. 
 	
C heck  y es o r n o. 
  I f y es, e n te r t h e n am e o f 
t h at m in or c h ild  a n d  t h e 
n am e a n d a d dre ss o f t h e 
p ers o n w ith  w hom  t h at 
c h ild  l i v ed . 
    A tta ch  a n  a d ditio n al s h eet, 
i f  n ecess a ry .  
Ch eck  a  o r b .   I f a , 
a tta ch  a  c o py o f t h e 
w ritte n  a g re em en t. 
C heck  a  o r b .	 	
  If a , e n te r t h e n am e o f 
t h e c o urt i n  w hic h  i t w as 
o rd ere d , t h e c ase  
n um ber a ssig n ed  t o  i t, 
a n d d ate  i t  w as o rd ere d . 
C heck  y es o r n o.	 	
C heck  a  o r b .	 	
  If a , e n te r t h e n am e o f 
t h e c o urt, t h e c ase  
n um ber a ssig n ed  t o  i t, 
a n d t h e n atu re  o f t h e 
p ro ceed in g.

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FA -4 11 0V ,  0 1/0 9   J o in t P etit io n-W it h  M in or C hild re n     §§7 67.2 1 5 a nd  8 2 2.2 9 , W is co nsin  S ta tu te s 	T h is  f o rm  s h all  n ot b e m odif ie d .   It  m ay b e s u pple m en te d  w it h  a d dit io nal  m ate ria l. 	
P age 5  o f 8  	
W E A SK  T H AT T H E C O URT:  
1 .  G ra nt a  ju d gm ent a s r e que ste d. 
  2 .  E nte r a n o rd er g ra ntin g m ain te n ance . 
 	
   Y es       	 N o 
  3 .  E nte r o th er o rd ers  a s it  d ee m s ju st a nd e qu it a ble . 
 	
A CTS P R O H IB IT ED  B Y  S T A TU TE 
  In  a cco rd an ce w it h  § 767.1 17 , W is . S ta ts ., n eit h er j o in t p etiti o ners  t o  t h is  d iv o rc e o r l e g al s e p ara tio n 
a ctio n c an  p artic ip ate  i n  a n y o f t h e f o llo w in g a cti v it ie s w hile  t h is  a ctio n i s  p en d in g :   
 
1 . H ara ssin g, i n ti m id ati n g, p hysic ally  a b usin g o r i m posin g a n y r e str a in t o n t h e p ers o nal l ib erty  o f t h e 
o th er p arty  o r a  m in o r c h ild  o f e ith er o f t h e p artie s. 
 
2 . E ncu m berin g, c o ncealin g, d am ag in g, d estr o yin g, t r a n sfe rrin g, o r i n  a n y o th er w ay  d is p o sin g o f 
p ro perty  o w ned  b y e ith er o r b oth  o f t h e p artie s,  w ith o ut t h e c o nse n t o f t h e o th er p arty  o r a n  o rd er o f t h e 
c o urt o r t h e C ir c u it C ourt C om mis sio ner, e x cep t i n  t h e u su al c o urs e  o f b usin ess, i n  o rd er t o  s e cu re  
n ecessitie s o r i n  o rd er t o  p ay  r e aso nab le  c o sts  a n d  e x p en se s o f t h e a ctio n, i n clu d in g a tt o rn ey  f e e s. 
 
3 . E sta b lis h in g a  r e sid en ce w it h  a  m in o r c h ild  o f t h e p artie s o uts id e t h e s ta te  o f W is c o nsin  o r m ore  t h an  
1 50 m ile s f r o m  t h e r e sid en ce o f t h e o th er p arty  w ith in  t h e s ta te  w it h o ut t h e c o nse n t o f t h e o th er p arty  o r 
a n  o rd er o f t h e c o urt o r C ir c u it  C ourt C om mis s io ner. 
 
4 . R em ovin g a  m in o r c h ild  o f t h e p artie s f r o m  t h e s ta te  o f W is c o nsin  f o r m ore  t h an  9 0 c o nse cu ti v e d ay s 
w it h o ut t h e c o nse n t o f t h e o th er p arty  o r a n  o rd er o f t h e c o urt o r C ir c u it C ourt C om mis sio ner. 
 5 . C oncealin g a  m in o r c h ild  o f t h e p artie s f r o m  t h e o th er p arty  w it h o ut t h e c o nse n t o f t h e o th er p arty  o r 
a n  o rd er o f t h e c o urt o r C ir c u it  C ourt C om mis s io ner. 
 
A  V IO LA TIO N O F T H E A BO VE P R O HIB IT IO NS M AY R ESU LT I N  P U N IS H M EN T F O R 
C O NTEM PT , W HIC H  M AY  I N CLU DE M ONETA R Y P E N ALTIE S,  I M PR IS O NM EN T, A N D 
O TH ER  S A NCTIO NS A S P R O VID ED  F O R I N  § 785.0 4 ,  W IS . S T A TS. 
 A  v io la tio n o f p ara g ra p hs 3 , 4 , o r 5  a b ove i s  n o t a  c o nte m pt o f c o urt i f  t h e c o urt f in d s t h at t h e a ctio n 
w as t a k en  t o  p ro te ct a  p arty  o r a  m in o r c h ild  o f t h e p artie s f r o m  p hysic al a b use  b y t h e o th er p arty  a n d  
t h at t h ere  w as n o  r e aso nab le  o pportu nit y  u nd er t h e c ir c u m sta n ces f o r t h e p arty  t o  o bta in  a n  o rd er 
a u th o riz in g t h e a ctio n. 
 
T hese  P R O HIB IT IO NS a p ply  u nti l t h e a ctio n i s  d is m is se d , a  f in al j u d gm en t i n  t h e a cti o n i s  e n te re d , o r 
t h e c o urt o rd ers  o th erw is e . 	
I f y o u a re  r e q uestin g 
m ain te n an ce ( s p ou sa l 
s u ppo rt)  a t t h is  t i m e, 
c h eck  y es.  I f n ot, c h eck  
n o.

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FA -4 11 0V ,  0 1/0 9   J o in t P etit io n-W it h  M in or C hild re n     §§7 67.2 1 5 a nd  8 2 2.2 9 , W is co nsin  S ta tu te s 	T h is  f o rm  s h all  n ot b e m odif ie d .   It  m ay b e s u pple m en te d  w it h  a d dit io nal  m ate ria l. 	
P age 6  o f 8  	
 	
 	
S T O P! 	
T ak e t h is  d ocu m en t t o  a  N ota ry  P ubli c  B EFO RE s ig nin g . 	
  A fte r t h e w if e  h as b een  
s w orn  b y a  N ota ry  P ublic , 
s h e m ust s ig n  a n d p rin t 
h er n am e a n d d ate  t h e 
d ocu m en t i n  f r o nt o f t h e 
N ota ry  P ubli c . 	  	 	S ig natu re  o f W if e  	
       	 	Prin t  o r T yp e N am e 	
       	 	D ate  	 	
 
H av e t h e N ota ry  P ub lic  
s ig n , d ate , a n d  s e al t h e 
d ocu m en t. 	
     Subscrib ed a nd s w orn  to  b efo re  m e 
o n	
       	 
   
 	                                      N ota ry  P ublic , S ta te  o f W is co nsin  
M y c o m m is sio n e xp ir e s:         	        	
(
S ea l)  
 	
   	
 	
S T O P! 	
T ak e t h is  d ocu m en t t o  a  N ota ry  P ubli c  B EFO RE s ig nin g . 	
  A fte r t h e h usb an d  h as 
b een  s w orn  b y a  N ota ry  
P ubli c , h e m ust s ig n  a n d  
p rin t h is  n am e a n d d ate  
t h e d o cu m en t i n  f r o nt o f 
t h e N ota ry  P ub lic . 	  
 	 	S ig natu re  o f H usb a nd  	
       	 	Prin t  o r T yp e N am e 	
       	 	D ate  	
 
 	
 
H av e t h e N ota ry  P ub lic  
s ig n , d ate , a n d  s e al t h e 
d ocu m en t. 	
     Subscrib ed a nd s w orn  to  b efo re  m e 
o n	
       	 
   
 	                                      N ota ry  P ublic , S ta te  o f W is co nsin  
M y c o m m is sio n e xp ir e s:         	        	
(
S ea l)

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FA -4 11 0V ,  0 1/0 9   J o in t P etit io n-W it h  M in or C hild re n     §§7 67.2 1 5 a nd  8 2 2.2 9 , W is co nsin  S ta tu te s 	T h is  f o rm  s h all  n ot b e m odif ie d .   It  m ay b e s u pple m en te d  w it h  a d dit io nal  m ate ria l. 	
P age 7  o f 8  	
 
 	
Wis c o n sin  D ep artm en t o f C hild ren  a n d F am ili e s 
C hild  S u pport P erc en ta ge o f I n co m e S ta n dard s 	
 	
   A uth orit y  a n d P urp ose  
W is . S ta ts . §  4 9.2 2(9 ) r e q u ir e s t h e D ep artm en t t o  a d opt a n d p ublis h  a  s ta n dard , b ase d  u pon a  
p erc e n ta g e o f t h e g ro ss i n co m e a n d a sse ts  o f e ith er o r b oth  p are n ts ,  t o  b e u se d  b y c o urts  i n  
d ete rm in in g c h il d  s u p port o b lig ati o ns.  C hap te r D CF 1 50  o f t h e W is c o nsin  A dm in is tr a ti v e C od e 
e sta b li s h es W is c o nsin ©s  p erc en ta g e o f i n co m e s ta n d ard  f o r c h il d  s u pport. I t i s  b ase d  u pon t h e 
p rin cip le  t h at t h e c h ild ©s  s ta n dard  o f l iv in g s h ould , t o  t h e d eg re e p ossib le , b e t h e s a m e a s i f  t h e c h il d ©s  
p are n ts  w ere  l iv in g t o geth er. 
 C hap te r D CF 1 50 d efin es t h e i n co m e u pon w hic h  t h e s u pport o blig ati o n i s  b ase d ,  a n d s e ts  t h e 
p erc e n ta g es o f i n co m e f o r c o m putin g t h e s u pp ort o blig atio n b ase d  u po n a  n u m ber o f c h ild re n .  I t a ls o  
e x pla in s o pti o nal p ro ce d ure s f o r a d ju stin g t h e o bli g ati o n  w hen  t h e p are n ts  s h are  p la cem en t, w hen  t h e 
p ay er h as a n  o blig ati o n t o  s u pport a n oth er f a m ily , o r w hen  t h e p ay er h as p artic u la rly  h ig h  o r l o w  
i n co m e. 
  A pplic a b ili t y  
T he p erc en ta g e s ta n dard  a p p lie s t o  a n y t e m pora ry  a n d f in al o rd er f o r c h ild  s u pp ort, i n clu din g c h ild  
s u pport s tip ula ti o ns a g re ed  t o  b y b oth  p are n ts  a n d m odif ic atio n s o f e x is tin g c h il d  s u pport o rd ers . 
W hen  u se d  t o  c a lc u la te  f a m ily  s u pport, t h e a m ount d ete rm in ed  u nder t h e s ta n d ard  s h ould  b e 
i n cre ase d  b y t h e a m ount n ec essa ry  t o  p ro vid e a  n et f a m ily  s u pport p ay m en t, a fte r s ta te  a n d f e d era l 
i n co m e t a x es a re  p aid , o f a t l e ast t h e a m ount o f a  c h il d  s u pport p ay m en t u nder t h e s ta n dard . 
  D efin it io n  o f I n co m e a n d A sse ts  
C hap te r D CF 1 50 d efin es g ro ss i n co m e a s i n co m e f ro m  a n y s o urc e, w heth er o r n o t i t  i s  r e p orte d  o r 
t a x ed  u nder f e d era l l a w . T he i n co m e c an  b e i n  t h e f o rm  o f m oney , p ro perty , o r s e rv ic es. P ublic  
a ssis ta n ce o r c h il d  s u pport r e ceiv ed  f ro m  p re v io us m arria g es o r b usin ess  e x pen se s, w hic h  t h e c o urt 
d ete rm in es a re  r e aso nab ly  n ecess a ry  f o r t h e p ro ducti o n  o f i n co m e o r o pera tio n o f a  b usin ess  a re  
s u btr a cte d , a n d w ag es p aid  t o  d ep en den t h ou se h o ld  m em ber a re  a d d ed  t o  d ete rm in e " g ro ss i n co m e 
a v aila b le  f o r c h il d  s u pport."  
 T he c o urt m ay  a ls o  d ete rm in e t h at i n co m e m ay  b e " im pute d " ( a ssu m ed  a t a  g iv en  l e v el)  b ase d  o n 
e arn in g c ap ac it y  a n d/o r a sse ts , a n d t h at i m pute d  i n co m e i s  a d ded  t o  t h e g ro ss i n co m e f o r t h e 
c alc u la ti o n o f t h e s u pp ort o b lig ati o n. 
  T H E P E R CEN TA G E S T A NDARD 
T he p erc en ta g es a re :    17%  f o r o n e c h ild  
     25%  f o r t w o c h ild re n  
     29%  f o r t h re e c h il d re n  
     31%  f o r f o ur c h ild re n  
     34%  f o r f iv e o r m ore  c h il d re n  
 W is c o nsin  S ta tu te s r e q uir e  t e m pora ry  a n d f in al s u pport o rd ers  t o  b e e x pre sse d  a s f ix ed  s u m  i n  m ost 
s itu ati o ns. 
 F or f u rth er d eta il s , r e fe r t o  C hap te r D CF 1 50 o f t h e W is c o nsin  A dm in is tr a ti v e C ode a n d W is c o nsin  S ta tu te  
7 67 A cti o ns A ffe cti n g t h e F am ily .  ( C hoose  “ W is c o nsin  L aw ” o n  	
htt p :// w ww.l e g is .s ta te .w i.u s	)

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FA -4 11 0V ,  0 1/0 9   J o in t P etit io n-W it h  M in or C hild re n     §§7 67.2 1 5 a nd  8 2 2.2 9 , W is co nsin  S ta tu te s 	T h is  f o rm  s h all  n ot b e m odif ie d .   It  m ay b e s u pple m en te d  w it h  a d dit io nal  m ate ria l. 	
P age 8  o f 8  	
 	
 
S ta tu to ry  F acto rs C ou rts  M ay C on sid er I n  D ete r m in in g C hild  S u pp ort 
A w ard s f o r P ate rn it y ,  D iv orce, o r L eg al S ep ara tio n  	
 	
  §767.5 11, C hild  S upport. 
 ( 1 m ) U pon r e q uest b y a  p arty , t h e c o u rt m ay  m odif y  t h e a m ount o f c h il d  s u p port p ay m en ts  
d ete rm in ed  u nder § 76 7.5 11 ( 1 j) , i f , a fte r c o nsid erin g t h e f o llo w in g f a cto rs , t h e c o urt f in ds b y t h e 
g re ate r w eig h t o f t h e c re d ib le  e v id en ce t h at u se  o f t h e p erc en ta g e s ta n dard  i s  u nfa ir  t o  t h e c h ild  o r t o  
a n y o f t h e p arti e s: 
 ( a ) T he f in an cia l r e so urc es o f t h e c h ild .  
 ( b ) T he f in an cia l r e so u rc e s o f b oth  p are n ts . 
 ( b j)  M ain te n an ce r e ce iv ed  b y e ith er p arty . 
 ( b p) T he n ee d s o f e a ch  p arty  i n  o rd er t o  s u pport h im se lf  o r h ers e lf  a t a  l e v el e q ual t o  o r g re a te r t h an  
t h at e sta b lis h ed  u nder 4 2 U SC  9 902 ( 2 ). 
 ( b z) T he n eed s o f a n y p ers o n , o th er t h an  t h e c h il d , w hom  e ith er p arty  i s  l e g ally  o bli g ate d  t o  s u p port. 
 ( c ) I f  t h e p artie s w ere  m arrie d , t h e s ta n dard  o f l i v in g t h e c h il d  w ould  h av e e n jo yed  h ad  t h e m arria g e 
n ot e n d ed  i n  a n n ulm en t, d iv o rc e o r l e g al s e p ara tio n. 
 ( d ) T he d esir a b ili ty  t h at t h e c u sto dia n  r e m ain  i n  t h e h om e a s a  f u ll - tim e p are n t.  
 ( e ) T he c o st o f d ay  c are  i f  t h e c u sto dia n  w ork s o uts id e t h e h om e, o r t h e v alu e o f c u sto dia l s e rv ic es 
p erfo rm ed  b y t h e c u sto dia n  i f  t h e c u sto dia n  r e m ain s i n  t h e h om e. 
  (e j)  T he a w ard  o f s u bsta n tia l p erio ds o f p hysic al p la c em en t t o  b oth  p are n ts . 
 ( e m ) E xtr a o rd in ary  t r a v el e x pen se s i n cu rr e d  i n  e x erc is in g t h e r ig h t t o  p erio ds o f p h ysic al p la c e m en t 
u nder § 767.4 1. 
 ( f) T he p hysic al, m en ta l a n d  e m otio nal h ea lt h  n ee d s o f t h e c h il d , i n clu din g a n y c o sts  f o r h ealth  
I n su ra n ce a s p ro vid ed  f o r u n der s u b. ( 4 m ). 
 ( g ) T he c h ild ©s  e d uca ti o nal n eed s.  
 ( h ) T he t a x  c o nse q uen ce s t o  e ach  p arty . 
 ( h m ) T he b est i n te re sts  o f t h e c h ild . 
  (h s) T he e a rn in g c ap ac it y  o f e ach  p are n t, b ase d  o n  e ach  p are n t©s  e d ucatio n, t r a in in g a n d w ork  
e x perie n ce a n d t h e a v ail a b il it y  o f w ork  i n  o r n ea r t h e p are n t©s  c o m munity . 
 ( i)  A ny o th er f a c to rs  w hic h  t h e c o urt i n  e ac h  c ase  d ete rm in es a re  r e le v an t.
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