2001 WISCONSIN ACT 42
An Act to amend 801.07 (5) of the statutes; relating to: jurisdiction in divorces.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
801.07 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
801.07 (5) When the action is an action affecting the family under s. 767.02 (1) (a) to (d) and when the residence requirements of s. 767.05 (1m) have been met, a court having subject matter jurisdiction may exercise jurisdiction quasi in rem to determine questions of status if the respondent has been served under s. 801.11 (1). Notwithstanding s. 801.11 (intro.), the court need not have grounds for personal jurisdiction under s. 801.05 in order to make a determination of the status of a marriage under this subsection.
(1) This act first applies to actions affecting the family commenced on the effective date of this subsection.