How long do you have to be separated before divorce in Wisconsin?
There is a mandatory 120-day waiting period in Wisconsin during which your divorce cannot be finalized. Most divorce cases take between six months to one year to finalize. The time period can vary based upon the County in which your divorce is filed and the issues involved in your case.
Can you move out of state before divorce is final?
If you move out of state before the divorce is filed or while the case is pending, you can still handle the case in a California court if your spouse continues to meet the residency requirements. If you do move, you may still have to return to California to handle your case.
Can you get your spouse for abandonment?
In order to prove abandonment, the abandoned spouse must use direct or constructive evidence to demonstrate their claim. The spouse claiming abandonment must prove that the couple kept separate residences and didn't engage in marital relations for a required period, usually a year.