Spousal Support Attorney

After the dissolution of their marriage, many people experience a dramatic shift in their standard of living. For some, a divorce or separation means having to go back to work after taking care of the family home or children; for others, it means making financial contributions to a former spouse in the form of spousal maintenance and child support payments.

At Brandau & Waltz Law Offices, LLP, our attorneys work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and the best methods for meeting those needs. Handling family law matters in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, attorney Ann I. Brandau can explain how the specific laws of each state apply to your situation while proposing a plan to resolve your matter.

Determining Alimony By Agreement Or Through The Courts

When you and your spouse begin the divorce process, it's important to consider all the factors that come into play. When it comes to spousal support, ensuring that each party is fairly represented is essential to making sure the terms of the divorce work for all involved. One method is by reaching an amicable agreement through mediation or negotiations. If irreconcilable differences render negotiations impossible, the court will hand down a support order.

Below are some of the factors that play into spousal support in Wisconsin and Minnesota:

  • How long the marriage lasted
  • Responsibilities to dependent children
  • The earning potential and resources of the spouse seeking maintenance
  • How long any additional education or training to become self-sufficient will take
  • Age and skills of the spouse seeking maintenance
  • Each spouse's contributions to the home, children and other family affairs
  • Other factors

Reach Out To Our Firm For Counsel

The circumstances of each case can vary greatly. At our firm, we listen to your story, explain the law as it pertains to your situation and help you reach a solution that protects you and your children.

Contact our La Crosse law office to speak to a lawyer about your spousal support issues and learn how we can help. Call 608-784-2050 or complete our online contact form to receive a prompt response.