Waukesha County Spousal Maintenance Lawyers

Waukesha County Spousal Maintenance Lawyers

If you have concerns about providing for yourself financially after a divorce, our Waukesha County family law attorneys are here to help.

In addition to the emotional impact of going through a divorce, it can have a devastating impact on your financial security and your ability to provide for yourself and your daily household expenses. At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we can advise you on your rights to receive spousal support, both during divorce proceedings and as part of any eventual divorce settlement. Our Waukesha County spousal maintenance attorneys have more than a decade of experience, providing the professional legal guidance and aggressive representation you need to regain your financial footing as part of your divorce recovery.

Spousal Support and Maintenance in Waukesha County

When filing a divorce case through the Waukesha County Circuit Courts, there are numerous issues that need to be resolved before your divorce becomes final. This includes the division of marital property and assets, along with custody concerning children of the marriage. During this time, being separated from your spouse and learning to live on a reduced monthly income can present burdens in terms of meeting your daily living costs and expenses.

At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we can advise you on your rights to spousal support and maintenance, which can help you meet household bills and other debts you owe during your divorce proceedings. Once your divorce is finalized, the amount you receive from your spouse may become part of a permanent order, which can help you maintain the standard of living you enjoyed during your marriage.

Representing You in Wisconsin Spousal Maintenance Proceedings

As experienced Waukesha County spousal maintenance attorneys, MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, can assist you in getting any temporary or ongoing support to which you may be entitled. Under Section 757.56 of the Wisconsin Statutes, factors the judge is likely to consider in awarding spousal support either during divorce proceedings or as part of a permanent divorce settlement include:

  • The age and health of both spouses;
  • The amount of time you have been married;
  • Each person’s total income and assets;
  • Your earning potential;
  • Any career or education sacrifices you made in support of your spouse or marriage;
  • The potential tax consequences that could result if spousal support is ordered.

Spousal support is taxable as income and must be claimed on your yearly tax return. In cases in which you are either not eligible for spousal maintenance or an award might result in tax debts, you may be entitled to additional property and assets as part of your divorce settlement.

Contact Our Waukesha County Spousal Maintenance Attorneys

At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we provide personalized service and comprehensive client support to address any issues you face during your divorce proceedings. We are dedicated to helping you resolve your divorce efficiently and effectively, while ensuring your needs are provided for throughout the process. Call or contact our Waukesha County spousal maintenance attorneys online today and request a consultation to discuss your situation and how we can help you.