Frequently Asked Questions.

Have questions on how you get divorce? Check the frequently asked questions to find answers.

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions

***Answers not to be taken as legal advice.

Who can get a divorce through "A Complete Divorce"?

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.

How to get a divorce in Wisconsin, if my spouse does not want ?

If one of the parties believes the marriage is irretrievably broken, that spouse can file a contested divorce..

Are there different types of divorce?

There are two types of divorce: Joint Petition and Contested.

There seem to be a lot of cheap divorce kits advertised. Can I use them?

Most kits are not designed for Wisconsin’s divorce process and do not have all the necessary documents for a complete divorce.

How do I qualify for a divorce in Wisconsin?

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.

Can I file for a divorce if my spouse lives in another state or out of the country?

Yes, as long as one of you meet the qualifications for filing a divorce in Wisconsin and the county you are filing in.

Can I file for divorce if my spouse is incarcerated?

Yes, as long as you fulfill residential requirements for the county you are filing the divorce in.

What if I do not know where my spouse is?

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.

Are there any other fees other than your fees?

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.

Are there any hidden fees that you charge?

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.

What happens after I submit the questionnaire and my deposit?

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.

What can I expect when the paperwork is mailed to me?

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.

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