In Re Marriage of Steinke v. Steinke


126 Wis. 2d 372, 385-89, 376 N.W.2d 839 (1985)


Maintenance is not based solely on need – it is not limited to those situations where a spouse cannot support his or her self. Instead, it should be used to ensure a fair and equitable determination in each individual case. Findings and conclusions do not illuminate the court’s reasoning In Reaching maintenance award – the trial court abused its discretion by failing to exhibit a reasoned process.

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