It depends on what paperwork you are talking about. MSA ? or Judgment for Divorce, or Divorce filing for the WI State Registrar ?
Judgment for Divorce your attorney can file, just as easy. Registrar paperwork too.
If the MSA has not been filed even though signed that is a bigger problem.
You can file a Motion for Contempt for failure to file.
If you draft it and send it to her attorney they will likely do the right thing and act on it.
Retainers are funds the attorney works against and are held in trust. They bill at an hourly rate. If the hourly billing is less than what is held in trust the balance is returned to the client upon termination or withdrawal.
Some attorneys do not like to have less in retainer than the whole case will take, others will set their retainer on a normal 45-60 days billing cycle, and ask for more if necessary. The good news there is that the initial retainer is lower but the badnews is that...
If you were granted the right to change your name in your last divorce decree, then you can do it at any time just give the judgment of divorce to whoever controls the document you want to change your name on (i.e. Dept of Motor Vehicles).
If you were not then you have to file for a name change with the clerk of court in the county you live in.
After you hire counsel, he will likely contact the DA and see if the no contact can be adjusted to deal with the housing problem. Previos counsel is correct that family court will generate a temporary order if you have a divorce pending, but if not then you need to focus where the order was generated that is causing the problem.
Meanwhile you probably need to protect the money in any account you have money in. Talk to your attorney first thing about that before it is too late to do so.
You do not have an obligation to have him involved in your life, or the birthing. You have a right to your privacy and the right to not be harassed. You might start by calling the police, and ask for a desk officer. Describe to him what is going on and ask him what they might do for you. My guess is they will call him and ask him to leave you alone.
In the meantime, you should consider seeking a free consultation with a local attorney. If the police don't get him to leave you...
My experience regarding grandparent's right is that the court will only treat them as a party if they can show that they have had a parental role with these children. Without that the court will not intervene with the parents decisions to include the grandparents or not.
Any one other than the parents do not have visitation rights. The parents can not without being present delegate placement periods without the permission of the other parent.
Certainly these are up to the judge, so...
There is a lot more to my answer then the following but...
She would not have standing to bring an action in court. Even a paternity action would likely be denied because it would require prior restraint of some kind. As long as you have not been taking drugs, she would have no grounds. Even if you had, it would be the state that would have to complain.
If she is that desirous to have the child... then maybe it is time to threaten to leave and refuse her access to the baby. Maybe...
Wisconsin uses terms differently then the rest of the nation.
Custody = Legal Custody = the right to make decisions for the child.
Visitation ->> has been replaced with Placement = Physical placement = time the parent gets to spend with the child.
Custody does not impact child support.
Placement does. The best description is available on the state's web site.
Search on "WI DCF150" that should give you all you need to know.
Stop back and ask further questions if it isn't clear.
Your attorney should do so. Further, you should be filing a cross contempt for anything she has not been doing according to the MSA/ Judgment of Divorce. It is better to get all of it out at one time if at all possible.