Ladysmith, WI asked in Divorce for Wisconsin

Q: I live in Wisconsin. Been married almost 9 yrs, and getting a divorce. What I'm I entitled to as far as our house?

When we bought the house, It was in his name only because my credit wasn't great. I recently was told by a friend that I'm entitled to half of what the house is worth. Our court date is in 3 days. What should i do?

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Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards
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  • Fond du Lac, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: There are many factors that play into this decision. Your friend is partially correct since Wisconsin is a marital property state meaning that the default assumption is that marital property will be divided equally among the parties. However, there are a number of factors that may cause the court to deviate from this presumption. Of course if there are minor children involved, that may also make a difference in how the property is divided.

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