What does it mean to be legally separated in Wisconsin?
Legal separation does not end a marriage. The court rules on the same issues as for divorce. The forms, instructions, procedural information, and waiting period (120 days) for obtaining a legal separation are also the same as those for divorce. Spouses are free to reconcile at any time.
Does Wisconsin recognize legal separation?
Does Wisconsin Recognize Legal Separation? Yes, and the process is nearly identical to divorce. If you have lived in Wisconsin for at least 60 days, you may file a petition for legal separation with the court. The petition must include a legal reason—or, grounds—for your request.
What happens if spouse does not sign separation agreement?
Separation agreement is a general term used to describe a written contract that spouses enter into to address some or all issues arising from their marital separation. Therefore, if a spouse refuses to sign a separation agreement, the other spouse cannot force the unwilling spouse to do so.