by Andrea L. Moseley DoJ issued a press release, on March 26, 2021, announcing that it had criminally charged 474 individuals for alleged fraudulent efforts to obtain $569 million in pandemic relief funds. “The impact of the department’s work to date sends a clear and unmistakable message to those who would exploit a national emergency to steal taxpayer-funded resources from vulnerable individuals and small businesses,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement…
By Attorney Max Stephenson and Paralegal Courtney Hess In a Wisconsin divorce, spousal maintenance or alimony is sometimes ordered to provide support for a spouse who is likely to have difficulty providing for themself without their former partner’s income, perhaps due to their health, childcare responsibilities, or lack of education and work experience. When maintenance is ordered, the paying spouse has an important legal responsibility to make the payments on time and in the…