You can hold title to property as an individual, with another person(s), or in the name of an entity, such as a trust, limited liability company, or corporation. If you’re married, Wisconsin’s Marital Property Act affects how you own property. The law presumes that all property owned by spouses is marital property, belonging to both of you equally, but you may have individual ownership, if you desire.
A lawyer can advise you on your options for holding title. (See also the State Bar’s pamphlet, Answering Your Legal Questions About Marital Property.)
Two or more unmarried people can own property together as tenants in common or joint tenants. It’s wise to have an attorney prepare an ownership agreement spelling out the parties’ rights and obligations in the property.