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Wisconsin Grounds for Divorce

The Petition for Divorce is the initial document filed with the Wisconsin court. It is in this document that the filing spouse will request the court to terminate the marriage under certain specified grounds.

Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

The parties may mutully consent to the marriage being irretrievably broken, or if the parties must have lived separate and apart for at least 1 year without cohabitation.

If the parties have not voluntarily lived apart for at least 1 year immediately prior to commencement of the action and if only one party has stated under oath or affirmation that the marriage is irretrievably broken, the court shall consider all relevant factors, including the circumstances that gave rise to filing the petition and the prospect of reconciliation. (Wisconsin Statutes - Sections: 767.07)