Divorce actions in Janesville (i.e. Rock County) start with the filing of a Summons and Petition for Divorce (or legal separation) filed by the Petitioner (or sometimes by the Joint Petitioners). 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, custody/placement of minor children, liquidation of assets, child support or spousal maintenance. These Janesville Divorce issues would be hard to address without a Rock County divorce attorney on your side. Because a Janesville Divorce is quite different from the surrounding counties.
Also during the temporary period discovery is conducted. 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 equally and fairly. Without an attorney discovery is almost impossible. So, things are often overlooked, or not presented in the best light for a Rock County Judge. Some of the more difficult areas of discovery are to determine maintenance, retirement plan or pension distribution, and what is or is not a part of the marital estate. On your own it would be very hard to make such a presentation to the judge if the matter does go to trial. Atty Missimer practices here in the Janesville area as well as the surrounding counties.
If you have concerns about divorce, call Attorney Richard Missimer for a free phone 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 Janesville WI Divorce action.
You can also review information on Child Support for Janesville Divorce child issues.
Lastly, you may want to read Atty Richard Missimer’s answers posted on Avvo for Q&A for those seeking a Janesville WI Divorce.
We believe you will find that Atty Richard is extremely good at Divorce in Rock County WI. He will give you a free consultation by phone, consider contacting him at (262) 565-8200.