Protecting Your Post-Divorce Financial Picture
Spousal support — also known as alimony or spousal maintenance — is a temporary or permanent award of financial support from one spouse to another. There are several types of spousal support. Support may be awarded on a temporary basis while the divorce is pending, or may be set for a period of time or even an indefinite period after the divorce is finalized.
If you are considering or facing divorce, you are likely concerned about the financial picture both during and after the process. You are wondering whether maintenance/alimony will be awarded and, if so, in what amount. In Wisconsin, there is no set formula for determining those amounts. The reality is, each case is unique, and each set of circumstances will determine the outcome. Many facts must be weighed by a court in determining whether maintenance/alimony is appropriate in a given case:
- The duration of the marriage
- The spouses’ age and health
- What the property division will look like in the divorce
- The parties’ educational levels
- The parties’ earning capacities
- The parties’ employment prospects
- The tax ramifications of a support award
- Both parties’ contributions to the marriage
- Parenting responsibilities and child support
- The standard of living attained during the marriage
- Any agreements previously reached between the parties
For parties with minor children, Wisconsin law offers a hybrid of spousal support and child support, called family support. This arrangement may result in more favorable tax consequences for both parents.
Creative Problem-Solving Skills And Effective Advocacy
At the family law practice of Jacobson Legal Group, S.C., located just off of !-94 in Brookfield, our spousal support attorney Karyn Gimbel Youso can advise you on what to expect with regard to spousal support. We represent clients in all stages of divorce proceedings, including establishing, modifying or challenging spousal support orders.
Backed by more than 25 years of combined experience, our team of attorneys skillfully navigates the complexities that may arise in maintenance/alimony determinations, such as attaining favorable tax treatment, imputing income to under-employed parties, or analyzing the impact and accuracy of fluctuating income for self-employed parties.
We provide thoughtful legal guidance and diligent representation rooted in extensive family law experience.
Our attorneys value the low-conflict approach to resolving legal disputes. We are trained in mediation and Collaborative Divorce. However, we also provide effective advocacy for clients in court. In either scenario, we are adept at crafting creative problem-solving solutions.
Free Initial Consultations · Contact Our Waukesha County Maintenance/Alimony Attorneys Serving Entire Milwaukee and Waukesha Metro Areas
To discuss your case with one of our lawyers, contact our firm at 262-780-0460. We offer free initial consultations with no further obligation on your part.