Wisconsin Spousal Support Attorneys Help Prevent Financial Hardship

Fighting for Fair and Adequate Spousal Maintenance in Milwaukee 

Divorce or legal separation is a time of new beginnings for many people. These beginnings, however, can be fraught with financial hardship as the reality of living on one income, rather than two, is realized. 

Spousal maintenance allows a party to a divorce or legal separation to request the court to order the other spouse to financially support them for a period of time. The spousal support attorneys at Laster & Associates LLC have assisted many clients in obtaining spousal support, and they are here to help you.

How a Wisconsin Court Determines an Award of Spousal Maintenance 

A spouse is entitled to request spousal support (also known as, “maintenance”) as part of a divorce action or a legal separation. The court may award maintenance for either a limited or indefinite period of time. In reaching the decision of whether to award spousal maintenance, and how much, the court considers the following factors:
  • The earning capacity of each spouse
  • The level of education each party has obtained
  • The likelihood that the party requesting support will become self-supporting at a level and standard comparable to that experienced during the marriage
  • The tax consequences associated with the award for both parties
  • Whether the spouses had a pre or post-nuptial agreement regarding
    spousal support
  • Whether one spouse contributed to the education or training of the other party, and whether that contribution increased the earning capacity of the other spouse
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The age and health, both physical and emotional, of the parties
  • How the marital property was divided between the spouses
  • Any other factor the court deems relevant to the matter 
The process is overwhelming, which is why it is important to discuss your case with an experienced spousal support lawyer from Laster & Associates and to have professional legal representation in your divorce matter. Our attorneys understand the law and know how to make the arguments to achieve the results you deserve.

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Do not wait until you find yourself financially struggling to request spousal support; we offer a FREE initial consultation where we will discuss the facts surrounding your case today. Contact our office to schedule your appointment. 
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