No. Wisconsin does not require that your spouse agree to a divorce. The judge, not your spouse, grants your divorce. Under Wisconsin law, to obtain a divorce you must state under oath that your marriage is “irretrievably broken.” This is a legal term meaning that there is no possibility of reconciliation between you and your spouse. Nor do you have to prove that you participated in marital counseling to establish that your marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state.

This means that neither you nor your spouse are required to prove that the other is “at fault” in order to be granted a divorce. Proof of factors such as infidelity, cruelty, or desertion are not necessary to obtain a divorce in Wisconsin. The only requirement is that the marriage is irretrievably broken.