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Previously, Wisconsin law provided for alimony - money paid by one spouse to another spouse, regardless of whether the couple had children. Today, alimony is called maintenance. Wisconsin changed the term from alimony to maintenance about 15 years ago.
Length of Maintenance Payments
A court can order maintenance for a temporary period of time or permanently. The Court may take many factors into consideration. Some of those factors include the length of the marriage, the earning capacity of the parties, the age of the parties and how each parent has contributed to the eanings of the other.
Determination For Maintenance
An analysis of maintenance elegibility requires a very fact-intensive review of all of the circumstances surrounding the marital relationship of the parties. Maintenance outcomes vary significantly from court to court.
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To understand how the law applies to your situation, you should speak with a qualified professional legal advisor. Attorney Gordon E. Stillings and Attorney Melody Buchinger offer a free initial consultation.