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Delafield spousal maintenance lawyerNot all divorces will involve spousal maintenance, also known as alimony. In the 1960s, around 25 percent of divorce cases involved an alimony award, while today that number is somewhere around 10 percent. In Wisconsin, that number is estimated to be even lower, with only an estimated 8.6 percent of divorces involving spousal maintenance. When alimony was more common in divorce cases, it was mostly awarded to women who had expected to be stay-at-home parents or homemakers for life and who would rely on alimony as their only source of income post-divorce. Today, alimony is only awarded in special circumstances. Though it is not impossible to think that you may receive spousal maintenance payments, it is rare, especially in Wisconsin.

Is a Spousal Maintenance Award Warranted?

If you end up going to court to determine whether or not spousal maintenance will be awarded, the judge will look at a variety of factors before making their decision. These factors can include:

  • The length of the marriage.

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WI family lawyerDivorce is a complex and time-consuming process that involves more than simply filling out some paperwork and submitting it to the court. In some divorce cases, it can take several months to reach a settlement. If you are going through the divorce process and would like to finalize your divorce as soon as possible, these five tips are sure to help.

1. Conduct Some Research

Once you decide to file for divorce, you should educate yourself on the process so that you know what to expect. This way, you will not be blindsided by any issues and can respond quicker.

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