Kenosha and Racine Divorce Attorneys
Wisconsin Family Law Attorneys Getting You the Results You Need
The attorneys and staff at Renée E. Mura S.C. understand that divorce actions are challenging, both financially and emotionally. As such, a spouse seeking a divorce needs the best possible legal advice in the divorce proceedings. The smart, aggressive, and highly skilled attorneys at the law firm of Renée E. Mura, S.C. utilize their understanding of the law and the divorce process to assist their clients, and fight for the best interests of their client’s children. Our attorneys listen to your precise needs and are committed to helping you achieve your goals both in and out of court. When you have a high stress situation and a detail oriented process, you need a highly skilled attorney who is looking out for your best interests. Whether you are settling in mediation or your case goes to trial, our attorneys utilize their extensive experience in family law to get our clients results.
“No-Fault” Divorce in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning one spouse does not have to prove adultery, abandonment, or any other substantial fault by the other spouse to file for divorce. In other words, one party in a marriage can petition to end a marriage without having to provide evidence of any wrongdoing by the other party. The only ground for divorce in Wisconsin is that the marriage is irretrievably broken by one partner. As long as one spouse testifies under oath that the marriage is irretrievably broken, a divorce can be granted even if the other spouse does not agree. The issues of custody, placement, child support, maintenance, and property division will be determined by the specific facts in your case. Our team of divorce lawyers will listen to you and provide the best legal advice and representation that you need.
Divorce Lawyers for Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Waukesha, and Milwaukee Counties
The divorce attorneys at Renée E. Mura, S.C. are experts in Wisconsin divorce law and will make sure every procedural requirement is met, while also advocating for the best outcome for you, both financially and emotionally. Our attorneys will help you decide when to file for divorce and will ensure your action is filed in the correct jurisdiction. After an action has been commenced, our attorneys will aggressively advocate for temporary court orders to assist you in your daily life; including but not limited to orders implementing a temporary placement schedule for your children, orders for spousal support, and payment of bills and orders requiring a spouse to vacate the marital residence. We will keep you informed throughout your divorce, ensuring you understand your options and the possible outcomes.
The Racine divorce attorneys at Renée E. Mura S.C. are highly skilled at both negotiating and litigating family law disputes. Our attorneys and staff are committed to obtaining the best outcome for their clients and understand that diligent preparation and an expert command of the law are necessary to successfully settle and litigate cases. Let our Wisconsin family law attorneys make this process easier by ensuring you have a full understanding of every step throughout the process and the peace of mind knowing that you have attorneys working diligently to obtain the results you need.
Contact our Kenosha divorce attorneys for highly skilled family law lawyers dedicated to fighting for your best interests.
The following is provided for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute legal advice. Your review of the information on our website does not establish an attorney-client relationship with our firm. Each case is unique and you should contact a competent attorney for a full analysis of the law and its application to the specific facts and circumstances of your case. The information on our website is not a substitute for personal legal advice.
Q: What are the residency requirements to file a divorce action in Wisconsin?
A: One party to the divorce action must be a resident of Wisconsin for at least 6 months, and a resident of the county in which the divorce action is filed for at least 30 days immediately before the divorce action is filed.
Q: What are the grounds for divorce in Wisconsin?
A: The court must find that the marriage is irretrievably broken to grant a divorce.
Q: What if I do not want a divorce?
A: Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state. This means that defenses to divorce have been abolished and the court may grant a divorce if it finds that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Under certain circumstances, the court may grant a divorce even if one party to the divorce action does not want a divorce.
Q: What issues are decided in a divorce action?
A: The court will address many issues in a divorce action, including, but not limited to: legal custody and physical placement of minor children, child support, maintenance (formerly known as alimony), property division, and allocation of debt.
Q: How is maintenance calculated?
A: There is no specific calculation for determining maintenance (formerly known as alimony). When ordering maintenance, the court must take into consideration the factors listed in the Wisconsin Statutes, including, but not limited to: the length of the marriage, the age and health of the parties, the educational level of the parties, and the earning capacity of the parties.
Q: How will our property and debt be divided?
A: Wisconsin is a community property state. Wisconsin law presumes that all property owned by either or both of the parties is marital property and will be divided equally.
However, gifted property and property acquired by the death of another (for example, through inheritance) is excludable from the marital estate. Additionally, the court is permitted to enter an unequal division of property after consideration of the factors listed in the Wisconsin Statutes.
Q: How long will my divorce take?
A: Wisconsin has a mandatory 120 day waiting period before a divorce can be finalized.
However, the actual time a divorce action takes depends on the circumstances of your case and the number of contested issues.