The first step in a Jefferson County Divorce is the filing of a Summons and Petition for divorce (or legal separation) filed by the Petitioner (or sometimes the Joint Petitioner). The paperwork is served on the opposing party and they have twenty(20) days to voice jurisdictional objection and/or answer the petition. In this time and until the court has granted the divorce motions can be filed for temporary orders (or Orders to Show Cause) for control of property, placement of minor children, liquidation of assets, child support or spousal maintenance. These issues would be hard to address without a divorce attorney that is familiar with Jefferson County Divorce actions and the county’s Judges.
Also during the temporary period (i.e. the time between the filing for divorce and the final divorce decree), one needs to conduct discovery. Discovery allows the client to determine what the assets and debts exist, and help determine how to make a case to divide the property, assets, and debts. Without an attorney familiar with Jefferson County divorce process, important things are overlooked, or not properly presented to the County Judge. Some of the more difficult areas of discovery are maintenance determination, pension distribution, and what is or is not a part of the marital estate. Without an attorney it would be very hard to make such a presentation to the Judge if the matter does go to trial.
If you have concerns about divorce, call Attorney Richard Missimer for a free consultation at (262) 565-8200
You may want to check out our Family Law general information pages Other Information for those involved or contemplating a Jefferson County WI Divorce action.
You can also review information on Child Support for Jefferson Divorce child support issues.
Lastly, you may want to read Atty Richard Missimer’s answers posted on Avvo for Q&A for those seeking a Jefferson Divorce.
We believe you will find that Atty Richard is extremely good at Divorce in Jefferson County WI. He will give you a free consultation by phone, consider contacting him at (262) 565-8200.