Do I have to wait 120 days to get a divorce? Can my divorce be finalized sooner?

Do I have to wait 120 days to get a divorce? Can my divorce be finalized sooner?

Q:  Do I have to wait 120 days to get a divorce? Can my divorce be finalized sooner? A:  The law in Wisconsin requires that parties wait 120 days after they have filed for divorce before their divorce is granted. An individual who wishes to have his or her divorce finalized prior to waiting the mandatory 120 days would have to prove that he or she has an exceptional reason to have it finalized early.    One exceptional reason could be that the individual is on active duty in the military and deploying out of the country soon. The Court would…

Q:  Do I have to wait 120 days to get a divorce? Can my divorce be finalized sooner?

A:  The law in Wisconsin requires that parties wait 120 days after they have filed for divorce before their divorce is granted. An individual who wishes to have his or her divorce finalized prior to waiting the mandatory 120 days would have to prove that he or she has an exceptional reason to have it finalized early.    One exceptional reason could be that the individual is on active duty in the military and deploying out of the country soon. The Court would have to review the request and make a determination as to whether an exceptional reason exists to grant the divorce early.

Attorney Latrice M. Milton
Milton Family Law, S.C.
200 S. Executive Drive, Suite 101
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: (262) 782 -3090
Websitewww.womensdivorcerights.com

“Protecting your rights.  Reshaping your future.” 

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