Archives: Spousal Support

Choice of Jobs in a Time of Full Employment

Published: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

When it comes to employment choices, having a support obligation means that the good ol’ USA is no longer a free country.

Wisconsin Family Law Case Finder

Published: Friday, February 23rd, 2018

On March 1, 2018, Loeb & Herman will debut Wisconsin Family Law Case Finder, a subscription based legal research service specifically designed for family law attorneys.

No Tax Deductions for Maintenance

Published: Friday, January 19th, 2018

There are many unknowns about who will benefit from the new tax bill just passed by Congress. What it does for sure is hurt individuals getting divorced in maintenance situations.

On Family Law in the Military

Published: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Recent court and legislative actions affect the division of military retirement pay and physical placement schedules for divorcing military families.

Back to the Past: Retroactive Revisions in Support

Published: Friday, July 22nd, 2016

When a party in a divorce or paternity matter fails to exchange financial information, the court can go back in history and make retroactive adjustments to support.

Sub S Income and Child Support and Spousal Maintenance

Published: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

How much income from a Sub S corporation can be used for child support and maintenance? A recent court of appeals holding in Biorgo doesn’t bring clarity to this confusing family law issue.

Are Maintenance Guidelines a Good Idea?

Published: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Maintenance guidelines are a good idea if they are advisory, because they allow for judicial discretion. However, ignoring individual circumstances creates more harm than good.

Maintenance Guidelines

Published: Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Are maintenance guidelines good ideas? In my opinion, they are OK if they allow for judicial discretion if they are guidelines instead of standards.

New Jersey Alimony Law

Published: Friday, September 12th, 2014

The problem is that real life situations differ so greatly from one case to another that any maintenance law needs to give the courts the power to override presumptions in certain circumstances.

A Troubling Gray Area in Divorce Cases

Published: Monday, June 30th, 2014

Perhaps the greatest gray area in family law in Wisconsin deals with retirement. First, there is no definitive answer to the question, “When can I retire?” Second, there is no definitive answer to the question, “If I can retire, will spousal support be terminated or simply reduced?” A recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision does not do much to answer either question.