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Wisconsin long term marriage
      #292861 - 09/19/07 09:43 AM

My husband and I have been married for 12 years. I filed for divorce last October so we're going on 1 year of atty's etc.
What is considered long term in Wisconsin?
He's claiming he had substantial money/assets before we got married and wants the court to put us back to square one...when we met!
I've had a great job the whole time we were married, still do! He on the other hand has left 2 jobs, started and sold a business, and is now mostly works for cash.
He definately had some money/assets when we married, but for the last 12 years I've been working and supporting us.

Can I count on a 50/50 split?
Or something close to that?

He won't agree to any type of split agreement so does that mean it goes to court and the judge decides?
He's angry and being completely impossible, he's accumulating debt and giving the creditors my name/number for collection, and telling creditors his accounts are froze so he can't pay bills!! Complete lie.
I don't know what to do!?!?

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Re: Wisconsin long term marriage [Re: Copper]
      #406856 - 05/28/08 08:43 PM

I'm flipping through the state divorce laws I printed from this site, and it doesn't give a specific length of time. It does, however, say the property (and debt) will be divided equally if the two of you are not able to come to an agreement, which sounds like the case. It does say the length of the marriage will be considered, but not to what degree. Hope that helps. Good luck.

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Re: Wisconsin long term marriage [Re: tomrichey73]
      #668882 - 06/17/10 12:18 PM

My scenario is almost identical to yours. Married 14 years, he's an alcoholic and self employed = works when he wants. He had some land before we married. My lawyer said not to worry about it. After that long of a marriage, it's assumed to be the joint marital property whether he likes it or not. We will be splitting assets/debts 50/50 by law and then I expect to be stuck paying alcoholic enabling for the next 5-7 years. That's what I have learned so far.

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