Understanding Spousal Maintenance In Wisconsin

Spousal maintenance, also called alimony and spousal support, is a hotly contested issue in many divorces. Understandably so, as paying or receiving spousal maintenance after your divorce can greatly affect your financial well-being for years to come. Being that alimony is rarely agreed upon between two spouses, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side advocating for your financial rights. The right lawyer can help you find negotiated or mediated solutions. In the event a trial is needed, the right lawyer can also effectively present your argument to the judge in order to help you secure a favorable outcome.

At Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., we are those lawyers. We have been helping clients address issues in family law for a long time. And our family law attorneys have resolved hundreds of complex spousal support disputes — for both temporary support as well as longer term maintenance.

Setting Practical Goals

From our experience, we have found that practical maintenance goals will result in faster resolutions. So we help clients assess spousal maintenance as part of an overall divorce settlement. In many cases, a spouse will agree to pay more or be willing to accept less if other factors in property division or child-related financial matters are altered. As your legal counsel, we will help you understand how all divorce issues intertwine and how they may affect your rights/responsibilities to spousal support.

Did You Know?

  • You may be entitled to (or responsible for paying) temporary maintenance while the divorce is in process.
  • If your spousal maintenance issue goes before the court, a judge will consider a range of factors when making the award, including income, work history and lifestyle.
  • Evidence of infidelity does not have an impact on an alimony award.
  • If you get remarried, you will no longer be eligible for spousal maintenance from your ex-spouse.

Protect Your Financial Rights. Talk To Our Green Bay And Appleton Divorce Lawyers.

We are here to protect your best interests, and we are ready to start today. Call 920-831-0300 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys.

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