Heppner v. Heppner


2009 WI App 90, 319 Wis. 237, 768 N.W.2d 261 (WI Ct. App., 2009)


Limiting maintenance to 4 years in a nearly 34 year marriage is not consistent with Wisconsin law, even though the court found a tacit agreement during the marriage that husband would retire no later than age sixty in exchange for wife not working outside the home. If wife is to enjoy life as if no divorce (per Hefty), “she is entitle to maintenance even though Mr. Heppner is retired”.

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