Stuart v. Stuart


140 Wis. 2d 455, 410 N.W.2d 632 (WI Ct. App., 1987)


In light of a party’s right to maintain a tort action against a spouse and the inadequacies of the divorce forum to fully address such a claim, it would be contrary to public policy to require a party to join a tort claim in a divorce action. Public policy mandates that a party be permitted to commence a tort action subsequent to a divorce judgment.

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