Waukesha, WI Property Division
We defend your rights when it comes to dividing marital property and assets in Wisconsin divorce proceedings.
Over the course of your marriage, you likely spent years investing in property and accumulating assets together with your spouse. As a result of your breakup, any homes, personal property, and financial accounts will now need to be divided between you and your spouse. At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, our Waukesha property division attorneys provide the aggressive legal representation you need during these proceedings. Decisions made now have the potential to impact your financial security for years to come.
Wisconsin is known as a community property state. This means that during your divorce, all property and assets earned, acquired, or otherwise accumulated over the course of your marriage must be divided between you and your spouse on an even basis. Under the jurisdiction of the Waukesha County Circuit Court, this may involve distributing actual assets between the two parties, or awarding one the rights to property while the other receives a cash settlement.
Getting an accurate inventory of the marital property you possess and determining its value plays a crucial role in these proceedings. At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, our Waukesha property division attorneys can help defend your rights to the following:
- Homes, land, and other real estate;
- Cars, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles;
- Personal property, such as household goods and furniture;
- Antiques and family heirlooms;
- Hobby items and collectibles;
- Sports and recreational equipment;
- Financial accounts, such as investments and checking or savings accounts;
- Ownership interests in businesses;
- Pensions and other types of retirement benefits or accounts.
In cases in which divorcing couples are not able to reach agreements on property division themselves, the judge may issue an order in the case. While the Wisconsin Statutes (Section 767.61) require property to be divided evenly, without regard for marital misconduct, there are factors a judge may consider, which can influence the decision. These include:
- The length of the marriage;
- The age and physical health of the parties involved;
- Each spouse’s individual earnings and any premarital assets they may have owned;
- Each spouse’s earning potential, and any career or educational sacrifices one may have made in support of the other;
- Any future pension or other benefits either may be entitled to;
- The tax consequences each party would face as the result of property division;
- The need to maintain the family home for the sake of either party or in providing for children of the marriage.
At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, our Waukesha property division attorneys carefully review all aspects of your case, gathering the evidence needed to defend your interests throughout your divorce proceedings.
At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we provide the trusted, experienced legal representation you need to ensure you get what you are entitled to in any settlements or orders issued in your divorce. Call or contact our Waukesha property division attorneys online today and request a free, initial consultation to discuss your case and how we can assist you.