Wisconsin Grounds for Divorce

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In years past, divorce proceedings could only occur if there was evidence of spousal abuse, an extramarital affair, or abandonment, and BOTH parties consented to the divorce. However, this is no longer the case. With the implementation of the “No Fault” divorce provision in the 1970s, Wisconsin state law does not require an act of wrong-doing to file for divorce (though wrong doing acts may be taken into consideration when awarding alimony or dividing property). The only requirement needed to file is grounds divorce or for irreconcilable differences leading to an “irretrievably broken marriage”.

Because a marriage requires two willing people, the court will usually grant a divorce even if one spouse wants to continue the marriage.

Menomonee Falls Divorce Lawyers Navigate the Complicated Waters of Family Law

Handling a divorce by yourself can be extremely complicated and frustrating. If you are considering divorce, or have been served divorce papers, you should contact the experienced Menomonee Falls divorce lawyers of McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C. to guide you through the divorce proceedings.


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