Wisconsin Marriage Laws 5

In: Wisconsin

Statutes and Laws Specific to Marriage in Wisconsin

Also See: Wisconsin Divorce Laws

One of the Chapters of Wisconsin Legislature is “Marriage.” Chapter 765, is where you can find the Wisconsin Marriage Code and all relevant sections, which describe in detail the laws that affect marriage in Wisconsin.

Although you can view all the Wisconsin statutes at legis.state.wi.us, the site does not allow direct links to specific marriage statutes (if you know otherwise, please tell us). Here’s how to find the Marriage Laws (you can view these instructions along with instructional screen shots in the How to Find the Wisconsin Marriage Statutes Online PDF):

1) “Go to ‘legis.state.wi.us (by clicking the link above) and then click the ‘Updated Statutes Index’ link.”

2) You will be directed to “nxt.legis.state.wi.us” link, then click on “Statutes”. 3) For example, click “Chapter 765” for the Marriage statutes or “Chapter 767 for the Divorce statutes You’re Seeking.

4) Click on Section for the information You’re Seeking under Divorce Code.

A few of the important chapters related to Wisconsin marriage are:

  • Wisconsin Marriage (Chapter 765)
  • Wisconsin Marriage – Property Rights of Married Persons; Marital Property (Chapter 766)
  • Wisconsin Marital Property Agreements(Chapter 766, Section 58)


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