Dividing Debt During Divorce

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Dividing Debt in a Wisconsin Divorce Case

Wisconsin is a marital property state, which means both parties in a divorce case are responsible for debts from the marriage. Creditors can come after either of you (or both of you) for repayment of debt that you incurred before you filed for divorce or a legal separation.

What if You Didn’t Incur Any of the Debt, but Your Spouse Did? 

In some cases, one spouse is responsible for most or all of the debt; even worse, sometimes one spouse doesn’t even know about credit cards that the other spouse has.

When it comes to situations like these, the courts will look at the “big picture.” Your judge will evaluate all the special circumstances surrounding the debt and make a decision based on the evidence.

Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Dividing Debt in Your Divorce?

We can help you with your divorce, from division of property and debt to child supportcustody and placement. Call us at 414-383-6700 or 262-650-6700 for a free divorce case review – we’ll answer all your questions and help you start moving toward the next chapter in your life.

Carlos Gamino

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Debt and Divorce in Wisconsin - Carlos Gamino
By Carlos Gamino

If you’re thinking about divorce – or if your spouse has already filed – you know that part of the process is dividing property you own. That means you also have to divide debt that you own… but how does the division of debt work when you divorce in Wisconsin? For most people, it’s best to work with a Milwaukee divorce attorney who understands how the laws work and who can give case-specific legal advice when it comes to debt and divorce.
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