Every state is different when it comes to legal requirements for divorce, and Wisconsin has its own set of rules people must follow if they want to dissolve a marriage here. So what are the legal requirements for divorce in Wisconsin, and how do they apply in your situation? (If you need specific legal advice, call a Milwaukee divorce lawyer right away.)
Legal Requirements for Divorce in Wisconsin
If you want to divorce your spouse in Wisconsin, one of you must have lived in the state for at least 6 months, and you must have lived in the county for at least 30 days.
Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state, which means you don’t have to have a reason other than “irretrievable breakdown” to end your marriage. The term irretrievable breakdown means that your marriage is broken to the point that it can’t be repaired. If you and your spouse don’t agree to the divorce – if one of you disagrees that your marriage is irretrievably broken-down – and you haven’t lived apart for a year or more, the court might suggest counseling and tell you to come back in 30 to 60 days.
What to Do if You’re Thinking About Divorce
You don’t have to commit to the idea of divorce to learn about your options. You may want to talk to a Milwaukee divorce attorney who understands what you’re going through and who can provide answers to all your questions about the divorce process, placement and child support, and other issues involving the dissolution of a marriage. When you know more about how divorce works, you’ll be able to make a better, more informed decision.
Call us at 414-383-6700 for case-specific legal advice and answers to your questions about divorce. If it’s easier, get in touch with us online and schedule a time that’s convenient to talk – we can help you.