Frequently asked questions about Wisconsin Divorce Law:
Wisconsin’s divorce law is what is referred to as a “no-fault law.” That means that the court does not look to whether one of the parties is at fault when granting a divorce.
The judge’s only concerns are custody and physical placement of the children, and financial issues such as division of estate, child support and maintenance (alimony). It is immaterial whether either party is guilty of marital misconduct or has been a perfect spouse, unless it affects the children or involves economic waste. There are a number of options for resolving issues that arise in a divorce case including traditional litigation, collaborative divorce and mediation, which can be discussed with our office.