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Completing a divorce in Wisconsin

by | Jan 21, 2022

Divorce can be a very difficult period for any family to go through. It can also come with changes that you may not be prepared for. 

When completing your divorce in Wisconsin, the speed of the process is often tied to how quickly you and your spouse can reach an agreement.

In Wisconsin, the process can take a minimum of 120 days from the divorce pleading to the actual divorce date. However, this will only be successful if all issues get resolved. Some issues that may arise in a divorce proceeding are:

If there are any other matters arising that will cause a delay, such as the evaluation of properties, psychological evaluation, or where placements were considered, it can easily take over 120 days to complete.

Scheduling Your Divorce Appointment

Scheduling a court appointment can be an issue if Wisconsin’s courts are overwhelmed with divorce cases. Sometimes cases can get held up for months at a time, causing scheduled dates to get pushed back further.

People typically hire a Wisconsin divorce lawyer months in advance because of this. In short there’s no easy way to find out how long each individual divorce can take to process.

However, this is why it is critical to hire a trained divorce attorney so your divorce process can go on peacefully.

Can You Expedite Your Divorce Proceedings?

The short answer is yes, you can. 

One of the easiest ways is to respond to your attorney’s documentation promptly by completing the information requested by them as best as possible.

Secondly, ensure that your schedule does not get in the way of your divorce proceedings. If you want to confirm that the process is moving as you wish, you should ensure you’re involved as much as possible by participating in the appraisals and evaluation process.

You should consider talking to a divorce attorney or custody placement officer about making a schedule for your divorce. Doing this will give you an idea of the timeframe that you’re working with.

Grounds for Filing for Divorce in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is best known as a no-fault divorce state, which means that the only way to file a divorce is by stating that your marriage breaks without the chance amendment. Therefore, it doesn’t matter who filed for the divorce first because there are no points for filing first.

Once one party files for a divorce, the judge will consider that grounds enough for a broken marriage. There’s also no set time to be married before you can get divorced in Wisconsin. As long as one party wants out of the marriage, the judge will grant them a divorce.

Filing for a divorce can be a hard process, but if both parties come together and settle on all issues, then they can both save time with the process. Vanden Heuvel & Dineen S.C. is here to guide you through it. Contact experienced divorce attorney Linda Vanden Heuvel today for a free consultation.

Written by Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.

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