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Maintenance in Wisconsin
      04/13/10 12:24 PM

I just went to court and had one of my children dropped from child support because she turned 18. for the hearing i did not hire an attorney b/c i was told it is a straight forward deal. during the hearing my ex wife's attorney said that i should be paying more in maintenance b/c i made more money than what was agreed to in the original divorce document. The court stopped him and decided only on the child support. My had worked part time for years but recently has been employed full time in a management position. after i filed the papers she quit a part-time job that she had for the past three years. this reduced her income to just above what she made at the time of divorce. i on the other hand have gone back to school, training and received a promotion b/c of it. i am now worried that i will be taken back to court by my ex to up my maintenance payment. I consider that she lives a better life style than when we were married based on the things that she has and buys that we never would have bought had will still been married. she still has the cottage even though she rents a duplex.

my question as it relates to Wisconsin
1. is there a need to equalize incomes post divorce?
2. what determines the same standard of living?
3. when my 2nd child comes off child support in two years can she take me back for more maintenance b/c she lost that income? or as the judge said yesterday the spigot is shut off.
4. original maintenance was negotiated down from what it should have been prior to the divorce hearing, does this help me?

sorry for the length any comments, advise, or similar actions that had a positive outcome are appreciated.

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* Maintenance in Wisconsin hwe0919 04/13/10 12:24 PM
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. * * Re: Maintenance in Wisconsin Yes_Dad   04/17/10 07:33 AM
. * * Re: Maintenance in Wisconsin Yes_Dad   04/16/10 05:41 AM

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