Milwaukee Wisconsin Divorce Lawyers
Strength plus compassion equals success in the divorce process
Although the number of divorces in Wisconsin has fallen steadily since 2010, the statistics are still staggering. Last year alone, there were nearly 15,000 divorces in the state. Of those, more than 900 occurred in Waukesha County. The number of divorces in Washington County fell just short of 400, while there were more than 230 divorces in Ozaukee County in 2015. At Bandle & Zaeske LLP, our Wisconsin divorce lawyers represent clients in all types of family law and divorce matters, ranging from the simplest to the most complex cases, including high net worth divorce and business valuation.
Important issues to consider when ending your marriage in Wisconsin
Deciding to divorce is seldom easy. Several factors can complicate any divorce. These include animosity, poor communication and lack of cooperation between spouses. The decision to divorce is only the first of several decisions you must make before a court can officially end your marriage. One of the most important decisions you initially face is hiring a skilled Wisconsin divorce attorney. This is especially important when you and your spouse are at odds and cannot agree on matters, including:
- The decision to divorce
- Custody and Placement arrangements
- How your property and assets should be divided
- Child and Spousal support
The division of property is often a contentious issue, especially when significant property, assets and debts are at stake. And, if you and your spouse own a business together, this can complicate matters even more, escalating emotions and creating conflicts. Our Milwaukee divorce lawyers are highly skilled in handling complex, tumultuous divorce matters with professionalism and compassion. Trust our divorce attorneys to protect your best interests and your financial future.
Filing for divorce in Wisconsin
There are certain requirements which must be met in order to file for divorce in Wisconsin. First, our attorneys file a petition for divorce in the county where you currently live, not where you were married. Second, you or your spouse must have lived in Wisconsin for at least six months prior to initiating divorce proceedings. Third, you or your spouse must have lived in the county where the divorce proceedings are initiated for at least one month before the papers are filed.
Some additional facts to keep in mind — you do not have to prove spousal wrongdoing in order to get divorced in Wisconsin. In addition, you will not be able to remarry for at least six months after the court grants your divorce.
Contact our Milwaukee Wisconsin divorce lawyers for legal guidance you can trust
Our divorce attorneys have more than 50 years combined experience. We provide comprehensive legal representation with discretion. At Bandle & Zaeske LLP, our Wisconsin divorce lawyers listen to your needs and find solutions. Contact us at (414) 359-1424 for a free consultation, or contact us online. We work with clients in Milwaukee, Washington, Racine, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Ozaukee and Waukesha Counties and accept credit cards for your convenience.