Wisconsin’s divorce law is what is referred to as a “no-fault law.” That means that the court does not look to whether one of the parties is at fault when granting a divorce.If you are seeking a divorce Rock County, Wisconsin, contact Missimer Law, S.C. for important Beloit Divorce | Beloit Family Law Information that you need to protect your rights and marital property.
Divorce actions in Beloit (i.e. Rock County) start with 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 an attorney.
Also in the temporary period is the need to conduct discovery. Discovery allows the client to determine what the assets and debts are, and help determine how to make a case to divide this property, assets, and debts. Without an attorney often things are overlooked. The more challenging areas of discovery are maintenance determination, pension distribution, and what is or is not a part of the marital estate. Without an attorney is would be very hard to make such a presentation to the judge if the matter goes to trial.
All divorces are unique. It is important to understand this when comparing the details of cases involving friends, family members, or acquaintances. Friends and family members are a great source for emotional support. However, the legal aspects of your case need to be discussed with an attorney familiar with the law and the facts of your case.
If you have concerns about divorce, call Attorney Richard Missimer for a free consultation at (262) 565-8200.