Calculate Spousal Maintenance
Spousal maintenance (as the court refers to it) or alimony (as the general public refers to it) is the obligation of one spouse to pay the other spouse after the divorce has been finalized. This payment is commonly used to equalize the monetary investment of both members of the marriage. In some cases, a prenuptial agreement may also affect how spousal support is granted. Outside of an agreement, the court has a lot of discretion in regards to spousal support. Wisconsin alimony laws are not specific about payments.
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How is Alimony
Courts typically examine the following factors when determining alimony:
- How long the marriage lasted
- Health and age of each party
- Education level at the time of divorce
- Earning capacity of the party seeking alimony
- Tax consequences
- Previous agreements by the parties