Frequently Asked Questions
***Answers not to be taken as legal advice.
Any person who decides they want a divorce may get a divorce through our service as long as they qualify through the county’s residence requirements.
There are two types of divorce: Joint Petition and Contested.
One of the parties must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin for a minimum of 6 months, and in the county you are filing in for a minimum of 30 days.
Yes, as long as you fulfill residential requirements for the county you are filing the divorce in.
There is a filing fee with the courts, which varies from county to county. You may qualify for a waiver of fees if you are receiving certain services from the state/county. You should ask your A Complete Divorce advocate if you qualify. There could also be a fee for somebody to serve your spouse in a contested divorce.
Once we receive your questionnaire and deposit, the questionnaire is handed to your advocate who starts putting together the proper documents to begin the process of divorce. These are real, caring people handling your documents, not a bank of computers or programs with just standard formats. This gives your advocate the ability to see your needs and provide the documents needed to get through your divorce successfully and with as little stress as possible. These documents will be mailed to you within 24 hours of receiving your questionnaire in our office.
If one of the parties believes the marriage is irretrievably broken, that spouse can file a contested divorce.
Most kits are not designed for Wisconsin’s divorce process and do not have all the necessary documents for a complete divorce.
Yes, as long as one of you meet the qualifications for filing a divorce in Wisconsin and the county you are filing in.
Generally, if you cannot locate your spouse, you will need to file for a Contested Divorce and then service by publication. This will be explained in detail during the divorce process.
The price we quote is the total price for your divorce. For any documents that are needed beyond the divorce, we will charge you a document fee. These documents could be used for splitting retirement/401k’s or quitclaim deeds for real estate transfers, etc.
The documents will arrive ready for your review and signatures. There will be step-by-step instructions on what to do with these documents and what to expect next. We work on the documents that are needed at that time and place in your divorce. We do not send a whole packet of documents for you to wade through. Our experience shows that the step-by-step process is the easier and less stressful process for all parties.