In Re Marriage of Patrickus v. Patrickus


2000 WI App 255, 239 Wis. 2d 340, 620 N.W.2d 205 (WI Ct. App., 2000)


A settlement agreement which allows for maintenance to be modified only for increases violated public policy, so equitable estoppel does not apply. Wife would only get increases without sharing in the risk and, unlike a stipulation which has a nonmodifiable fixed amount or term, this one-sided agreement invites litigation.

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