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Property Division

Understanding Wisconsin Marital Property Laws

When couples divorce, their assets and liabilities are subject to division between the two parties. Wisconsin is a “quasi-community property” state. What this means is that everything a married couple acquires prior to and during the marriage is considered marital property and is presumed to be divided equally. This is generally the case regardless of which person earned the majority of income or which person accumulated the most debts during the marriage.

If you are going through a divorce in Wisconsin, you are likely—and understandably—concerned about how your assets and liabilities will be divided. At Burbach & Stansbury S.C., our Milwaukee family law attorneys are well-versed in in protecting all types of assets and insuring that clients optimize their estate in divorce, no matter how complicated or simple the assets may be. We can help you navigate the divorce process and work to protect your interests and your future.

Contact us online or call (414) 721-9611 to schedule an initial consult.

Are There Exceptions to Community Property?

Assets received by either spouse as a gift or inheritance from a third-party and which stayed separate from the marital estate are not considered marital property and are not subject to division in a divorce.

Additionally, there are multiple statutory factors that call for a deviation from the presumed equal division of assets, based upon circumstances such as significant property brought to the marriage by one party.

Contact Burbach & Stansbury S.C. Today

Navigating the divorce process can be very complex and emotionally difficult for most people. Regardless of your particular situation, it is wise to speak with an experienced divorce attorney who can help you understand your options, protect your legal rights, and optimize your financial options when dividing your estate

At Burbach & Stansbury S.C., our family law attorneys offer personalized guidance and compassionate yet candid legal counsel. We can help you find creative solutions that are tailored to your unique situation. Our legal team provides every client with compassion, honesty, dignity, and respect.

Please call our office at (414) 721-9611 or submit an online contact form today.