Milwaukee Divorce Lawyer
Legal Representation for Uncontested & Contested Divorce
Are you contemplating divorce in Milwaukee? At The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz, we understand that the prospect of divorce provokes emotional reactions and practical concerns. Since 2001, our Milwaukee divorce attorney has represented clients in everything from simple and uncontested divorces to highly complex and contested cases.
The legal process and outcome of a divorce case can impact every area of your life, including where you live, your finances, and your children’s lives. We can advise you of the possible ramifications of your divorce and the divorce process in Wisconsin. Our experienced divorce lawyer provides practical guidance and effective legal representation to help make the divorce process as smooth and efficient as possible.
The Divorce Process in Wisconsin
The legal process begins with filing a petition for divorce with the Wisconsin Circuit Court. As a no-fault state, the only grounds for divorce in this Wisconsin is that the marriage is irretrievably broken. The court generally finds that the marriage is irretrievably broken, even if only one party wants the divorce and whether it is contested or uncontested.
The court will grant a legal separation and make temporary arrangements for:
- Possession of the family home and marital property
- Child custody
- Child support and family maintenance
- Visitation rights and parenting schedules
These initial arrangements are put in place to ensure that the daily needs of children and families are met during the divorce process. The temporary arrangements will be replaced by the divorce settlement agreement and proposed parenting plan that is either negotiated by the parties or ordered by the court.
Representation for Contested & Uncontested Divorce
The divorce process may be contested or uncontested. This refers to the agreement of both parties about the terms of the divorce, not that both parties want the divorce to happen. In an uncontested divorce, the process is easier because the parties are in agreement on all terms of the divorce. A divorce attorney prepares the documents for the approval of the court.
What is a Contested Divorce?
A divorce is contested when the parties do not agree about:
- Property division
- Division of marital assets and debts
- Spousal support
- Child custody
If the parties are unable to agree on the major issues of the divorce, the judge may order mediation or Family Court Counseling Services to help them resolve the disputed matters. When there is still no agreement, the judge will make a decision on the issues that have not been resolved. Due to the complexity of contested divorces, it is important to contact an experienced Milwaukee divorce lawyer to guide you through the process.
Thorough & Personalized Legal Representation
Our divorce attorney in Milwaukee provides personalized service and effective legal representation for uncontested and contested divorces. Whether you are contemplating filing for divorce, need to respond to a petition filed by your spouse, or want to learn about modifying your existing divorce agreement, we offer a confidential consultation to enable you to get the advice you need.
Contact The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz to schedule a consultation!
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