Milwaukee Spousal Support Attorneys Have Broad Experience
While the court uses a term called "maintenance," you may be more familiar with the terms "alimony" or "spousal support." Unlike child support, there is no specific formula for calculating maintenance. You’ll want to retain an excellent Milwaukee spousal support attorney because a maintenance award is highly discretionary. It will vary with each individual case. A judge will consider many factors, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Age and physical and emotional health of the parties
- Division of property
- Educational level of each parent during the marriage and at the time of divorce
- Earning capacity of each party
- Feasibility of the party seeking maintenance to become self-supporting at a reasonable standard of living
- Tax consequences to each parent
- Any mutual agreements made by the parents before or during the marriage
- Contribution by one parent to the education, training or increased earning power of the other
- Any other contribution the Court deems relevant, including ability to pay
The possibilities are endless and complexities abound. Be sure to retain a skilled and proven-effective Milwaukee family law attorney from The Fields Group to represent you in court.
Spousal Support Modifications
Like child support, spousal support (maintenance) can also be modified. The main consideration is a major change in financial circumstances of either party. Sometimes, the period of time spousal support payments will last can also be modified. Dialing (414) 763-3200 is your quickest way to find out.