No Fault Divorce State
Divorce Laws in Wisconsin stay that Wisconsin is a no fault divorce state. This means that neither party needs a reason or any grounds to get divorced. You do not have to show mental cruelty, adultery, abandonment or anything else to proceed with a divorce. In fact, these issues are legally irrelevant. As long as one party believes the marriage to be irretrievably broken, the court will grant the divorce.
The Good: Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties have mutually agreed on all issues.
The Bad and the Ugly: Contested Divorce
If a divorce is contested, it means that the husband and wife have not reached an agreement on all the issues involved in their divorce. Examples of issues that must be resolved by the parties and their attorneys are child custody, child support, maintenance (alimony) and property division. If an agreement cannot be reached by both parties, a judge will then make a decision on any unresolved issues.
For more information about divorce in Wisconsin or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a divorce proceeding in Wisconsin, please contact the family law attorneys at John T. Fields & Associates.