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Maintenance (Alimony)

Experienced Wisconsin Maintenance Attorney Looks Out for Your Best Interests

Dedicated lawyer seeks fair spousal support arrangements for clients in the Milwaukee area

When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions that will have a long-term impact on your quality of life. Whether you and your partner try to negotiate an agreement on your own or litigate in a Wisconsin court, the question of whether maintenance, commonly referred to as ‘alimony,’ should be provided can be quite stressful. At Johnson Law Offices, S.C., I have extensive knowledge of the laws governing spousal support and represent parties seeking payments as well as those who are being asked to provide them. No matter the particular circumstances, I work diligently to achieve an appropriate result for clients in the Milwaukee area and across Wisconsin.

Tenacious Wisconsin advocate assists with maintenance negotiations and litigation

When determining whether or not maintenance should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long, judges appraise various factors: the length of the couple’s marriage, their standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each individual, and the needs of each spouse. Retaining a knowledgeable maintenance attorney can help you make a compelling case that you need spousal support, increasing the chance that maintenance will be awarded. Alternatively, I can also work to convince the judge that your ex does not need spousal support or needs less than he or she asked for.

I advise clients on the types of maintenance that are relevant to their divorce, which may include:

  • Temporary maintenance — Meant to provide support during divorce proceedings, temporary maintenance helps recipient spouses address their financial needs until the case is resolved.
  • Rehabilitative maintenance — To help a dependent spouse acquire or re-establish the skills they need to become self-reliant, rehabilitative maintenance can be granted. This support may end when enough time has passed for the recipient to find a suitable job or complete their education.
  • Reimbursement maintenance — These payments might be awarded to the spouse who worked, took care of the home or made other contributions while their spouse pursued professional training or career development.
  • Permanent maintenance — Permanent maintenance may be given to a spouse who is seriously ill or who is unable for another reason to earn enough income to maintain their standard of living. It is more likely to exist at the end of a long marriage where one party didn’t work outside the home. Despite the name, these orders are frequently modified due to changing financial needs or other circumstances.

At Johnson Law Offices, S.C., I will work with you to determine what type(s) of maintenance might be granted in your situation. From there, I’ll develop a sound strategy designed to secure the best result possible.

Compassionate attorney considers your financial needs and strives for your peace of mind

At Johnson Law Offices, S.C., I represent clients who are seeking maintenance as well as those who will be required to pay it. My clients are often concerned about whether they are required to pay maintenance if their circumstances change. Others come to me if they are not receiving the maintenance payments specified by the agreement. We will work together to present evidence to the court as to why the amount you pay should be decreased or request that the court properly enforce the existing maintenance agreement. My goal is to ensure a fair result that protects your standard of living.

Contact a knowledgeable Wisconsin family law attorney for maintenance assistance

At Johnson Law Offices, S.C., in Milwaukee, I am dedicated to working toward an equitable maintenance result for the clients I represent throughout Wisconsin. Call me at 414-940-6100 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation with a qualified attorney.

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  • Milwaukee Office
    2400 E. Bradford Avenue
    Suite 303
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211
    Phone: 414-940-6100
    Fax: 414-755-0858