Filing for Divorce in WI
When you and your spouse marry, you’re likely thinking more about wedding bells and honeymoons, not a divorce. Unfortunately, your marriage might not be so happy, and now you’re considering filing for divorce in Wisconsin.
Unfortunately, it can be tough and confusing. You might not be sure where to begin with your proceedings, making it more difficult to file. If you’re struggling with your case, you may need a lawyer from Karp & Iancu, SC to help you file and get the fair division of assets you deserve.
Grounds for Divorce in Wisconsin
First, you might be concerned that you need a reason to divorce your spouse, and in some cases, you may have a reason. They may have been unfaithful, abusive, or imprisoned, leaving you in a difficult or even dangerous position. However, not all relationships end because of a single event.
In Wisconsin, fortunately, you don’t need a reason for a divorce. While certain reasons may affect custody decisions, Wisconsin is a no-fault state for divorce, which means you don’t have to state why you want to leave your spouse. Likewise, they can’t defend their case to prevent you from seeking a divorce.
Dividing Property and Parenting Time
You may also be concerned about the division of your property. For example, you may be a business owner, or you may have a significant inheritance, and you want to ensure that you receive the full amount you deserve.
Typically, your property will be split only if it’s marital property, or assets gained during your marriage. For example, if you were married two years before you started your business, you may need to compromise with your former spouse if you want to keep the business completely.
However, property like an inheritance, which may have already been in your name, may stay completely yours.
Your time with your child will also need to be split fairly, based on the best interests of the child. You’ll need to decide which parent will receive custody of the child, or you’ll need to make a plan to share parenting time fairly between you and your former spouse.
Unfortunately, that’s not always so easy to determine. You and your spouse may both be seeking custody, or you may have a dispute over child support that should be settled before your case concludes. Get a Wisconsin lawyer on your side if you’re struggling with your children and with finding the best options for your family.
Get Help Filing for Divorce in WI
When you and your spouse are filing for divorce in Wisconsin, it can be tough to determine what’s best for both you and your children. You want the best for your family, but it can be difficult to determine that, especially if your spouse fights back.
Fortunately, a Wisconsin divorce lawyer from Karp & Iancu, SC can make a difference in your case. Starting with a case review, your attorney can help you make decisions about your divorce proceedings and get the fair treatment you deserve.
Ready to begin? Our lawyers are ready to help. To get started, simply reach out by calling 414-453-0800 or by filling out the online form below.