Category Archives: Maintenance – Term

In Re Marriage of Murray v. Murray

Limited term maintenance has various purposes. In this case, it was designed to limit the responsibility of the payor.

Year: 1999 | State: WI

In Re Marriage of Luciani v. Montemurro-Luciani

Short-term marriage does not become long-term because of presence of children. Term of marriage is measure only by its duration. (N.B.: Review granted by Supreme Court)

Year: 1995 | State: WI

In Re Marriage of Plonka v. Plonka

Trial court must act carefully when determining a maintenance termination date. Trial court erroneously exercised its discretion by failing to substantiate wife’s earning capacity or her ability to obtain full time employment before termination date of maintenance.”

Year: 1993 | State: WI

Lendman v. Lendman

Four years maintenance in marriage of 28 years is reversed – statement by trial court that wife will not need maintenance after four years is inadequate under current law.

Year: 1990 | State: WI

In re Marriage of Bentz v. Bentz

Five years limited term maintenance affirmed; court allowed to use testimony of vocational expert; limited term maintenance can be used to provide spouse with incentive to become self-supporting, to limit responsibility of payor-spouse and avoiding future litigation.

Year: 1988 | State: WI

Johnson v. Johnson

No abuse of discretion in providing for limited term alimony. Limited period alimony is a two-edge sword. Both parties know the amount and the duration of the payments. The certainty allows the parties to make plans.

Year: 1977 | State: WI

Rauser v. Rauser

Obligation for maintenance terminates either upon the death of the wife or upon the death of the husband.

Year: 1970 | State: WI