Dahlke v. Dahlke


2002 WI App 282, 258 Wis. 2d 764, 654 N.W. 2d 73 (WI Ct. App., 2002)


A substantial change in circumstances envisions a circumstance in which it would be unjust or inequitable to strictly hold an obligor to the judgment. Here, husband was under a percentage order, so when his income decreased, so did his maintenance obligation. Also, any decrease in wife’s expenses due to not paying for the childrens’ college is not relevant as the court’s maintenance award was grounded more on the fairness component, than on the support component.

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