At Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel, S.C., we recognize that deciding to end a marriage or coming to terms with a spouse’s decision to end a marriage can be difficult and painful. You will likely have a multitude of concerns, especially if you and your spouse are the parents of minor children. While an amicable resolution of your differences is usually preferable, sometimes this is not possible and you may need the assistance of a judge to finalize the process and move forward.
It is important that you hire a skilled attorney to ensure that your best interests are always protected as you go through the complex steps of a divorce.
Our attorneys at Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel, S.C., strives to make you feel comfortable and knowledgeable about your legal options during such a trying time as navigating the Wisconsin divorce process.
We are equally skilled and comfortable with the option that works best for your family: cooperative divorce, divorce litigation and various forms of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration. Traditional divorce practice uses a variety of legal tools to work toward either settlement or trial. Cooperative processes and mediation attempt to resolve issues between the parties without the need for litigation. Litigation and arbitration allow a judge to hear evidence and make a decision about issues the parties cannot resolve themselves.
Decisions will need to be made on the following topics in Wisconsin divorce laws:
Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state. You do not need to provide any details as to why the marriage ended. Both you and your spouse can testify in court that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
In some cases, your spouse may oppose the marriage or completely disagree that the marriage is over. When that occurs, you may need to provide more testimony or evidence to the judge. As an example, if you state that you and your spouse have been living apart for a year or more, this may be permissible.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in custody and placement disputes, achieving fair awards of child support and maintenance (sometimes called alimony), child removal cases (where one parent wants to move with a minor child to another state), dividing closely-held or family-owned businesses, negotiating equitable division of the marital estate, dealing with domestic violence, and international divorces and custody disputes.
If you want to know Balisle Family Law can represent you in divorce litigation, call (608) 765-1001 to set up a consultation.