WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

Legal Information: Wisconsin

Statutes: Wisconsin

View all
July 16, 2020

767.335. Waiting period for final hearing or trial

An action for divorce or legal separation may not be brought to final hearing or trial until the first of the following occurs:

(1) Generally. The expiration of 120 days after service of the summons and petition upon the respondent or the expiration of 120 days after the filing of the joint petition.
(2) Emergency. An order by the court, after consideration of the recommendation of a circuit court commissioner, directing an immediate hearing on the petition for the protection of the health or safety of either of the parties or of any child of the marriage or for other emergency reasons consistent with the policies of this chapter. The court shall, upon granting the order, specify the grounds for the order.