Alimony Attorney

in Racine, Wisconsin — near Milwaukee and Kenosha

What is alimony (spousal support)?

Alimony is defined as financial support that a person is ordered by a court to give their spouse during separation or following divorce. In Wisconsin family law, this spousal support or alimony is called maintenance. All three terms mean the same thing.

Spousal maintenance generally factors into cases where the parties have a long-term marriage and there is a disparity in the parties’ incomes, one party has health issues, or one party has limitations on their ability to work due to disability or other issues.

The attorneys at Murphy, Johnson & Trampe are extremely well versed in negotiating cases with a maintenance component. Each divorce case has a unique set of circumstances and maintenance (a.k.a. spousal support or alimony) will be reviewed by the court on a case by case basis.

We will work with you to determine whether spousal maintenance is necessary and, if so, how much should be paid and for how long. We will help you understand the factors considered by the court and give you a realistic assessment of what to expect.

Alimony payment: Judge's gavel and roll of money
Child support: Young boy sits on a window sill

Child support

Calculating child support can be extremely complex and is best left to a family law attorney. Child support is based not only on the number of children in your family but also on the number of overnights you have, and on your (and perhaps your spouse’s) income.

If you would like to know more about child support issues in Wisconsin, please contact our office to set up a free initial consultation. We will help you understand the Wisconsin child support guidelines and review any proposed support orders to ensure that they comply. We will also verify that all relevant income is properly considered, including self-employment or commission-based income.

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