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Legal Separation

Court Ordered

In an action for legal separation, the same issues are addressed by the court as in a divorce action, including property division, child custody and physical placement, child support and spousal support.

What is a legal separation?

Some people believe they are legally separated after the court enters a temporary order; however, this is not the case. A Judgment of Legal Separation is granted at the end of the process seeking a Legal Separation.  A Judgment of Legal Separation can be converted into a Judgment of Divorce at the request of one party a year after the Legal Separation is entered.

What is the waiting period?

An action for legal separation may be converted to an action for divorce through agreement of both parties.  If, however, both parties are unable to agree, there is a one-year waiting period before the requesting party may petition for a conversion. Assuming a court grants a Judgment for Legal Separation, the parties may reconcile at any time thereafter.

Attorney Alan Hoff
Attorney Elizabeth Ryan-Panzer
Attorney Heather Claringbole
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Our attorneys at Hoff & Panzer, LLP offer a free initial consultation for people seeking legal guidance and representation in family law, divorce, maintenance/alimony, child custody, child support, stepparent adoption, guardianships, personal injury, or real estate matters. Please call (920-749-2002) or e-mail our law office to arrange for a free initial consultation today.

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Hoff & Panzer, LLP
600 Northland Ave., Suite 1
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
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Wisconsin Geographic Area Served

Hoff & Panzer serves clients in Portage, Waupaca, Outagamie, Brown, Waushara, Calumet, and Winnebago Counties in Wisconsin. The Attorneys at Hoff & Panzer, LLP represent people across Northeast Wisconsin, including Appleton, Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Green Bay, Waupaca, Chilton, Wautoma, Stevens Point and throughout the Fox Valley and Outagamie, Winnebago, Brown, Waupaca, Calumet, Waushara, and Portage Counties.

Hoff & Panzer, LLP

We serve clients in Appleton, Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Green Bay, Waupaca, Chilton, Wautoma, Stevens Point, and throughout the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin, including Outagamie, Winnebago, Brown, Waupaca, Calumet, Waushara, and Portage Counties.

600 East Northland Ave. Suite 1
Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 749-2002


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