3 Mar 2021

How Is Property Divided in a Wisconsin Divorce?

Family Law

In a Wisconsin divorce, property is divided according to the “community property” theory. “Community property” means that marital assets are split 50/50. During the divorce process, marital property and non-marital property are distinguished from each other. Only marital property is divided. 

In some cases, the court may deviate from the community property rule. If this happens, the court will make a property division determination by taking certain factors into account. Some of these factors include “the length of the marriage” and “the age and physical and emotional health of the parties”. 

Divorce consistently ranks as one of life’s most stressful events. During this difficult time, the divorce and family law attorneys of Eastbridge Law Group, LLC will provide beneficial legal advice and guidance. We will help clarify your long-term goals and ensure that you do not end up with a divorce settlement that you’re likely to regret later.

Link to Wisconsin Statutes