Alimony (now called maintenance or spousal support) is not automatically ordered and if it is, it could be ordered for a certain period of time or an indefinite period of times. There are many factors a court will look at to determine if alimony will be granted. Some of these factors include the length of marriage; age and health of the parties; division of marital assets; your wife’s earning capacity (if she currently has a job, earns money and has potential to earn more and be self-supportive) and other factors the court finds relevant.
Usually a significant other’s income will not be a factor in determining maintenance, however the court can always use their discretion on a case by case basis. She can threaten these things, but their empty threats if the court cannot enforce these things.
Get a divorce as soon as you can to resolve these issues. Wisconsin is a no fault divorce state, so affairs usually have no relevance in divorce proceedings.
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You need an attorney immediately.. Maintenance cases are some of the hardest to deal with. There are many factors that go into this calculation.
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