In a Wisconsin divorce action, there are two potential options when filing for divorce, one of which being more common than the other.
- Petition for divorce: This, being the most common action, is when one party (the petitioner) files an action against the other (the respondent). The Petitioner is the only one who signs the paperwork. Once the petitioner has filed for the papers, he/she must serve those papers on the respondent.
- Joint Petition for Divorce: In the event both you and your spouse agree that a divorce is the best option you may both file for a joint petition. By filing a joint petition, both spouse sign the paperwork alleviating the need for service of process.
It cannot be stressed enough the importance of good counsel throughout this process. Make sure to seek qualified and experienced family law practitioners to ensure all your legal needs are met and that no stone has been left unturned. Too often during this process details are lost in the fine print of legal documents, creating a potential for more suffering and even financial loss.
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