In the state of Wisconsin, the first step in getting divorced is for one spouse to file a Petition for Divorce.

In the Petition for Divorce, the filing spouse will request to end the marriage based on specified grounds.

One reason for divorce is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. For this reason, both spouses must agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This reason also applies if the spouses have lived apart for more than a year.

If both parties don’t agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken, then the court may consider factors that led one spouse to file for divorce.

For legal advice on divorce, please seek the guidance of an attorney.