Many Milwaukee residents probably know J. Crew, the clothing company beloved by Michelle Obama and other clotheshorses. If so, they are probably familiar with the face of J. Crew, Jenna Lyons. J. Crew has made Lyons, its president and creative director, a prominent fixture of its marketing campaigns. She usually appears in advertisements with her son to convey the message that it is possible to be a modern, career-oriented professional and parent -- and to look great all the while.
There are a multitude of issues that divorcing couples in Wisconsin must address in order to come to fair marital property settlements. One of those issues is spousal maintenance, also commonly referred to as alimony.
Just as the definition of marriage is changing today, with a growing number of states recognizing civil unions between same sex couples, the traditional view of divorce is changing, too, specifically when it comes to alimony payments.
In a recent opinion upholding, the Wisconsin Supreme Court distinguished between pension benefits paid by a pension plan and disability benefits paid pursuant to the same plan.
Any divorce has the potential to become a complex divorce. When there is a large amount of assets involved, the chances that the divorce will become complex increase. The divorce between Frank and Jamie McCourt is a good example of how this can happen.
The traditional view of alimony in Wisconsin is that of an ex-husband paying an ex-wife. However, incomes between spouses have begun to even out over the years. In many cases, women's salaries exceed men's, clearing the path for divorcing husbands to receive spousal support.
In the past, we have written about the use of Facebook evidence in divorce cases. The use of Facebook evidence to resolve disputed claims in a divorce is becoming increasingly common. A recent divorce case illustrates how impactful Facebook evidence can be.
We are all used to tax day being April 15. But this year, the federal tax day is April 18 because a Washington D.C. holiday will many keep government offices closed on April 15. Even with tax day delayed three days, many of our readers have questions about how divorce can affect their income taxes.
Alimony, or spousal maintenance as it is called in Wisconsin, is one of those concepts of family law that has been around for quite some time. In law in general, and in family law specifically, some of the oldest concepts are the slowest to change. With that in mind, we would like to tell you about a recent alimony case that has made all the way to the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
Although taxes may not be the first thing on the minds of many people going through a divorce, divorce has significant tax consequences that are worth considering.