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Uncontested Divorce in wisconsin
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The legal system considers any divorce action a “contested” matter until all of the issues between the parties are completely resolved. The informal connotation of “uncontested” divorce means that the parties agree to divorce and agree on all of the issues regarding the marital property, custody and support.
In an uncontested divorce matter, the parties are in agreement on all matters including financial, property, custody and future support matters. An uncontested divorce is often called a stipulated divorce because the parties stipulate to the terms of divorce. A stipulation agreement is a legal document prepared by an attorney for approval by the court.
Court Appearances For Uncontested Divorces
Even if you and your spouse agree on all matters, you will still need to make an appearance in front of a judge or court commissioner for review and approval of the agreement that you reached. The attorneys present the stipulation to the court along with a request that the court approve the stipulation and enter it as the final divorce judgment. The court reviews the stipulation. If the judge feels the stipulation is fair and equitable, the court approves it, signs it, and enters it as the final judgment.
Unfair, Inequitable stipulation agreements
A court can set aside an unfair or inequitable stipulation agreement. At its own discretion, the court can determine the agreement illegal, unfair, inequitable or in violation of Wisconsin law or public policy.
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It may benefit you to become aware of the consequences that a simple stipulation can bring in your future, or even in your present financial health or with marital property. The attorneys at Stillings & Buchinger, LLC offer a free initial consultation. Please contact the firm to arrange your consultation with Attorney Gordon E. Stillings or Attorney Melody Buchinger.