Ensuring A Fair Outcome In Your Divorce

Divorce puts an overwhelming amount of stress on anyone who might be involved. You and your spouse may no longer have a future together, but the decision to separate often leads to a happier, more successful life.

Before you start planning for a brighter future, you must navigate the many complex areas of divorce. Choosing to have an experienced attorney at your side will help you move through this process efficiently, cost-effectively and thoroughly.

The lawyers at Schmidt & Grace Attorneys at Law are dedicated to giving our clients the attention they deserve from their legal professional. We are wholly committed to tailoring our services to your unique needs. Whether you are working through a contested divorce, an uncontested divorce or a high-asset divorce, we are committed to giving you the information you need to make educated decisions about your future.

Divorce Basics In Wisconsin

Divorce in Wisconsin is known as "no-fault" divorce. This means that no one needs to prove that his or her spouse did something wrong in order to initiate a divorce. Usually, only one spouse needs to feel that the marriage is irretrievably broken in order to initiate a divorce.

Additionally, a divorce action can be based on the fact that you have been separated from your spouse for at least 12 months.

In order to file divorce, one spouse must have been a resident of Wisconsin for at least six months.

Although proving fault is not necessary to initiate a divorce, the divorce court may consider the presence of fault as a factor when making property division or alimony decisions.

Our attorneys routinely handle divorces of all sizes and complexities, including high-asset divorces that involve businesses, pensions or large estates. Regardless of the complexity of your situation, we will work to finalize your divorce as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation

Our office has been a respected fixture in the Wisconsin Rapids community since 1949. We are experienced, and we understand that divorce is an emotional undertaking. To that end, we offer our clients the compassion they seek during this difficult time. As attorneys we are prepared to advocate for your rights in court as we set realistic expectations for the outcome of your case. To speak with one of our Wisconsin Rapids divorce attorneys, email us or call us at 715-423-4100.