Does having custody over my children affect my maintenance? Dan Exner, J.D. | October 17, 2014 – from Joseph T. in Genesee, WI Question Details: My wife and I are getting a divorce. If I receive custody of the kids, will the court lower my required maintenance payments? Family Law Attorney Response: To answer your question briefly, yes, having custody of children affects maintenance payments. In the case Enders v. Enders, 147 WIs.2d 138, 432 N.W.2d 638 (Ct. App. 1988), the father won custody over his two children. As a result, the court calculated the living expenses that incur from having children and reduced the amount of maintenance the husband had to provide for the wife. Maintenance payments can be reduced in this instance, but you won’t stop making maintenance payments all together. Give me a call if you need an attorney to represent you for your spousal support case. Dan Exner, J.D. Family Law Attorney Related Posts:How will the maintenance award be calculated? August 4, 2015 What Impact Could My Dating Have on Child Custody? February 6, 2016 Will Business Travel Impact Chance of Getting Custody October 18, 2015 My spouse cannot adequately care for children, how can I get child custody and… June 6, 2014 How To Be Your Kid’s Sounding Board During Divorce December 9, 2015 When Your Ex Moves In With a New Flame During Divorce October 30, 2015 Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.