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How much my husband has to give me like spousal support if he made $62.000.00 and I made $26.550.00, I have a house and the daugther, 19 year old live with me and is full time student.
I don't work, I have fibromialgia and depresion. He does not want get divorce, the child will be 20 on may. I pay her tuition.
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Good morning. I certainly understand your concern. There is no exact formula, which the court uses, to determine the amount. Instead, the court looks tries to follow on the follow 10 factors, in determining the amount which should be awarded. Spousal Maintenance awards are granted pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes § 767.26. Under this law the courts are guided by ten factors that should be considered in determining a spousal maintenance award. The factors include:
If you were in a long term marriage (fifteen years or more), often Wisconsin trial courts begin their evaluation of spousal maintenance with the proposition that a spouse that is dependant on the other for financial support is entitled to 50% of the earnings of both parties. This is considered to be a starting point for equalizing the standard of living for each party. You would need to determine what your expesenses are and cost of living and use that along with the factors above, to request an amount which you need to be able to support yourself.
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