Milwaukee County Spousal Maintenance

Milwaukee County Spousal Maintenance Lawyers

We help you get the support you need to recover financially from your divorce. 

Divorce can be devastating emotionally and financially. If you gave up your career to raise a family or otherwise relied on your spouse’s income during the marriage, you may be wondering how you will maintain your standard of living in the aftermath. At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we provide the professional legal guidance you need when going through a divorce and can help you avoid the financial insecurity that can occur as a result. As experienced Milwaukee County spousal maintenance attorneys, let us assist you in getting the support you need to recover.

Are You Entitled to Spousal Maintenance in Your Divorce Case?

At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we are dedicated to protecting your interests throughout your divorce proceedings and take a personalized, hands-on approach to uncover potential problems you could experience during or afterward. For many clients, making the adjustment from living on two incomes to one or facing the prospect of reentering the workforce after years away can be daunting.

Our Milwaukee County spousal support attorneys can advise you on your rights to receive financial support from your spouse, both during your divorce and in any resulting settlement. Under Section 757.56 of the Wisconsin Statutes, factors the judge will consider in awarding spousal maintenance, previously referred to as alimony or spousal support, in your case include:

  • The length of your marriage;
  • Your age and overall health;
  • The amount of income you and your former partner have;
  • Your education and your future earning potential;
  • Your standard of living during your marriage, and whether you are likely to maintain this on your income alone.

Determining Whether Spousal Support in Wisconsin is Right for You

Spousal maintenance can help ensure your financial security if you are unable to work, or if you are reentering the workforce and require additional time or training to increase your own income. While this may be the perfect solution in some cases, there are potential alternatives and drawbacks you need to consider.

Under Internal Revenue Service guidelines, alimony is taxable as income on your yearly returns, and could leave you facing a potentially hefty tax debt. To avoid this dilemma, our Milwaukee County spousal maintenance attorneys at MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, will thoroughly review your case. We can advise you on whether the benefits outweigh any potential disadvantages, or whether your interests might be better served by obtaining a greater portion of marital assets   through property division proceedings.

Reach Out to Our Milwaukee County Spousal Maintenance Attorneys

Even in otherwise amicable divorce cases, divorce negotiations are complicated matters and the settlements you receive as a result could impact you for years to come. Get the trusted legal guidance and representation you need in these situations and reach out to MacGillis Wiemer, LLC. We act as a trusted legal advocate on your behalf, helping to ensure your rights and best interests are protected. Call or contact our Milwaukee County spousal maintenance attorneys online and request a consultation to discuss your case today.