Wisconsin is a “no-fault” divorce state. With this in mind, most divorces are based on the grounds that the parties have irreconcilable differences. Although, ‘fault’ is not used as grounds for a divorce, the court may consider it when determining alimony and property division. When seeking a divorce, the residency requirements dictate that at least one spouse is a resident of Wisconsin for six months before filing.
Wisconsin is a community property state, which means any income earned by either spouse during the marriage, and property brought with those earnings, are owned equally by each party and will be divided equally in a divorce. The judge will work with both spouses to strike a fair division in this regard.
All states look at child custody from the perspective of what is in the best interest of the child. Most judges support joint custody barring circumstances that are harmful to the child. The details regarding physical and legal custody as well as visitation arrangements will all boil down to what works well for the child.
Child support is the responsibility of both parents. The amount of support depends largely on each parent’s income and other resources and how much time the parent spends with the child.
If you are considering divorce, please contact the Law Offices of Andrew C. Ladd, LLC. We will work tirelessly to obtain a favorable outcome regarding spousal maintenance, child custody and support, visitation, and property division. Call today. 262-542-3900