Does The Thought Of Maintenance Computation And Spousal Support
Boggle Your Mind?
Divorce is never an easy situation to handle. One of the most challenging issues is maintenance or spousal support, both for the spouse seeking to maximize maintenance to be received and for the spouse seeking to minimize maintenance to be paid.
According to Wisconsin Maintenance Laws, the term maintenance is synonymous with alimony and refers to the financial support paid to an ex-spouse after divorce. Unlike some states where the award of maintenance is based on marital fault, Wisconsin is a “no fault” divorce state where marital misconduct such as infidelity or abuse are ignored in determining support obligations.
Spousal maintenance has no relation to child support and property settlement obligations. There are no percentage guidelines to decide when spousal maintenance is appropriate or how much it should be.
The trial courts have the freedom to decide the duration and extent of maintenance. Naturally, in Wisconsin Divorce Laws, spousal maintenance is a fiercely contested issue
At the Eisenberg law Offices, S.C. Madison, WI our Madison Maintenance Attorney is an expert on the nuances of Wisconsin Divorce laws and Wisconsin Maintenance Laws. Get in touch with us to represent you and help you reach a fair settlement.
Maintenance computation – a complex procedure
Computing spousal support under Wisconsin Maintenance Law is a complex procedure that involves ten factors. The court must thoroughly explore each of these before awarding divorce maintenance. Critical determinants are the length of the marriage, and the income levels and standard of living during the marriage, all which form the basis for awarding maintenance.
Often, the parties involved can negotiate and reach a settlement. But when they are unable to agree on spousal maintenance, the matter goes to court. The judge then has the right to award, deny, modify or waive spousal maintenance depending on the ten factors for maintenance computation.
As there is no standard formula to compute alimony and spousal maintenance, a satisfactory settlement depends to a large extent on your attorney’s ability to present your case convincingly. Seeking the assistance of the experienced Wisconsin Spousal Maintenance Lawyers at the Eisenberg law Offices, S.C. Madison, WI will ensure that you get the settlement you deserve. Contact us to review your case today.
At Eisenberg law Offices, S.C. Madison, WI, we can help you with all the related aspects of maintenance like:
- Waivers of Spousal Maintenance
- Spousal Maintenance Buy-outs
- Imputing Income
- Vocational Evaluations
- Tax Consequences of Maintenance
Many factors enter into determining if, and how much, a spousal maintenance award should be. Our Wisconsin Spousal Maintenance lawyer has the knowledge and expertise to leverage these to ensure that you reach a fair settlement.
Get in touch with our experienced Family Law Attorneys at ELO to represent you and present your case for Maintenance to protect your best interests.