Wisconsin Alimony Laws and Spousal Support

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Wisconsin Alimony

Wisconsin alimony or spousal support may be awarded to either spouse based upon consideration of the following factors:
  • the time necessary to acquire sufficient education and training to enable the spouse to find appropriate employment, and that spouse's future earning capacity; 

  • the duration of the marriage; 

  • the financial resources of the spouse seeking maintenance, including marital property apportioned to such spouse and such spouse's ability to meet his or her needs independently;

  • the comparative financial resources of the spouses, including their comparative earning abilities; 

  • the contribution of each spouse to the marriage, including services rendered in homemaking, child care, education, and career building of the other spouse; 

  • the tax consequences to each spouse; 

  • the age of the spouses;

  • the physical and emotional conditions of the spouses;

  • the vocational skills and employability of the spouse seeking maintenance;

  • the length of absence from the job market; 

  • the probable duration of the need of the spouse seeking maintenance;

  • any custodial and child support responsibilities;

  • the educational level of each spouse at the time of the marriage and at the time the divorce is filed for; 

  • any mutual agreement between the spouses; and 

  • any other relevant factor.

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