For Wisconsin divorce cases, a trial is a last resort when all other resolution methods have failed. It is important to point out that more than 90 percent of our firm’s divorce cases resolve without the need for trial—a statistic we are very proud of.
Sometimes, however, trial is unavoidable, and in that case, you will need an attorney who is an experienced and respected litigator. At trial, testimony and evidence are presented to a judge over the course of one or multiple days. A trial is very formal and requires the parties and their lawyers to follow the rules of evidence in presenting their cases.
Ultimately, the judge decides all of the outstanding issues and incorporates those decisions into a judgment of divorce. Trial is the most expensive aspect of any Wisconsin divorce and only occurs in contested divorce cases.