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Family Court Commissioner

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Government Center, 2nd Floor                                      Phone:  (920) 832-5057
320 S Walnut St                                                              Fax:       (920) 832-5115 "Attn: Family Court Office"
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911-5985

Maureen Roberts-Budiac, Asst Family Court Comm
Richard Rowland, Asst Family Court Comm
Rebecca Hietpas, Court Reporter

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Closed between 12:30 - 1:00 pm

Family Court Self Help Center:
The Self Help Center is a FREE service offered by Outagamie County to assist couples with completing their divorce paperwork.  The Self Help Center is not a legal clinic and cannot give you legal advice.   You may stop in as a couple or individually.

  • Self Help Center hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Mornings 8:00AM – 11:30 AM  Parties may stop in during open hours to assist with paperwork or questions at 920-968-2985 or email, Self Help Center Coordinator.  No appointment is needed.  
  • Filing Fees:    $184.50 w/o child support or maintenance
                          $194.50 w/child support or maintenance
                          (Cash, check or money order.  NO credit/debit cards)

Fee waivers are available.

Free Family Law Legal Advice
The legal clinic is staffed by family law attorneys who are volunteering their time for those in need. Please inquire at Family Court Commissioner’s office or call 920-832-5057 to confirm dates and time.   [Usually the first and third Monday’s of the month at 4:15 pm.]

Volunteer Opportunities
We have opportunities for:
  1. Volunteers for the Self Help Center to assist self represented individuals with their paperwork for divorce and related matters. A high school diploma and some background in law or paralegal training is preferred; and
  2. Volunteers for the Safe Exchange Program to assist with the supervised exchanges of children between parents. Must be at least 18 and have some social work, counseling, or psychology background and an awareness of domestic violence behaviors. This position involves evening and weekend hours.
Training will be provided for both opportunities.

For more information, please see:

Family Court Services 

Clerk of Courts 

Wisconsin Courts Self-Help Law Center
The Wisconsin courts self-help law center is designed to help you find forms, learn about Wisconsin law and court procedures and represent yourself in some court matters. The information provided here is not a substitute for legal advice.

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