"NO FAULT" DIVORCE IN WISCONSIN:
LOWER LAWYER COSTS WITH "LIMITED SCOPE REPRESENTATION"
Wisconsin is considered a “no fault” state. What this means is that neither party is required to prove the other did something wrong to cause the divorce. All the court needs to hear before granting a divorce is that one or both of the parties believes the marriage is beyond reconciliation. The good news: Parties to a no fault need not dwell on negative feelings, and that way, they can get started on resolution of their issues more quickly. This can occur even faster when the divorce is amicable, uncontested, or the result of a joint petition.
What is the Process of Filing for Divorce in a No Fault State?Divorce can seem daunting, but it's less intimidating if you know how to get started. In a no fault state, like Wisconsin, your divorce begins with the preparation of a Summons and Petition, and the following steps:
- Bring the completed Summons and Petition and multiple copies to your local Clerk of Courts office.
- Pay the filing fee and take the multiple copies with you for delivery to a qualified process server.
- Have the Summons and Petition personally served on your spouse within 90 days of filing.