Hi, I’m Sean and I will be assisting you as an expert today. I’m an attorney with more than 20 years of experience. It is my goal to provide a solid overview of your situation. Whether the analysis is good or bad as to your matter, I want to make sure you understand any points you need and that you have options to better address the questions you have. If I am able, I will also provide you with some resources. Do note that I may have some initial questions to help me better understand your situation.
So there is not a set way to calculate alimony in Wisconsin. The Court looks as a number of factors that include the income of the parties, the duration of the marriage, the property division of the marital assets, tax consequences, the health of the parties and the ability of the party from whom alimony is requested to pay alimony.
Important note - many folks are under the impression that the measure of alimony is for a supported spouse to remain at the level they have become accustom to during the marriage.
I always let people know that this is not the law and is not something that the judges will or can use.
Rather they look at the factors I set out above and make a determination.
Now, you say that the other party makes 2.5 times you income. Can you quantify that? The reason I ask is that if they makes $15000 a year and you make $6000 a year, the support would be different than if he made $150000 and you made $60000.
As well, though on the duration of the marriage, I would be lead to beleive not, but are there children involved - minor children?