Spouses can share property on their own. They should, however, detail the division of the court in the marital transaction agreement and explain the ownership or value of the property. Decide who`s going to file for divorce. You have two options: one of you can fill out the forms and file the divorce application alone, or you and your spouse can file the divorce application together. If you decide to file yourself, you must complete the subpoena, petition, confidential mailing petition and financial disclosure statement. If you file with your spouse, you must complete the “Common Petition,” “Confidential to Petition” and “Financial Release” form. Be sure to use court forms for Dane County, as official forms may vary from county to county. It is recommended to fill out the forms on a computer. If you can`t use a computer, make sure your handwriting is correct and readable.
Note that couples with children must complete another set of forms. Each U.S. state follows its own marriage and divorce laws with legal nuances that vary from county to county. Although the Wisconsin State Law offers a basic structure for divorce, it may be somewhat different for each of the state`s 72 counties. That`s why couples who are about to divorce appreciate help with the intricacies of family law in Dane County. Even if you know all the steps to make your own divorce, you can still seek legal aid or hire a lawyer for certain tasks (z.B. marriage comparison contract). The general rule is that the less connected the spouses are, the easier their divorce is. If you have no minor children and very few marital assets, there is actually nothing to share.
Thus, the processing of divorce and legal proceedings on its own, without a lawyer, will be quite simple. Start working on a divorce contract and parenting plan If you have minor children, use the 120-day waiting period to complete the necessary education class, have (if necessary) mediation and submit the required parenting plan. According to the Wisconsin Family Law Code Section 767.401, the court and parents must be guided by the “best interests of the child.” This is why the court asks an education class to compensate for the effects of a divorce on a child. In addition, each spouse must present, alone or jointly, an education plan in which he or she details how he or she sees his or her interaction with the child, who will be a parent, how custody of the children will be covered, and other child-related issues.