How Do I Prove I Need Spousal Support in Minnesota?

Our divorce attorneys know that financial stability is a major concern for both spouses once they begin divorce proceedings. This is especially true when one spouse has been out of the workforce raising a family and does not have enough assets to provide for their reasonable needs, or if one ...

2021-07-08T10:28:28-05:00April 2, 2021|Categories: Alimony, Family Law Blog|

Avoiding Bankruptcy After A Divorce 

There’s no way around it. Divorce can be a financial setback for those who have become dependent on a spouse’s income, especially if children are involved. Things like vacations, private schools for their children, music lessons and expensive sports oftentimes have to be cut or curtailed because the funds are ...

When can a Spouse’s Ability to Earn Income be Considered for Spousal Maintenance?

The Court will consider a spouse's ability to earn income and be self-supporting when considering spousal maintenance. However, look at the facts surrounding a recent appellate case: Husband and Wife are both 52 years old. The parties were married for 30 years. The first five years of the parties' marriage ...

2020-08-27T16:57:27-05:00November 15, 2012|Categories: Alimony, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Determining a Spousal Maintenance Award in Minnesota Divorce

Spousal maintenance, formerly known as “alimony”, is not as common as is often believed. The typical spousal maintenance case involves a long-term marriage where one spouse did not work outside of the home, but rather stayed home and cared for the children or the household. They either have no higher education ...

2020-08-27T16:53:08-05:00March 1, 2010|Categories: Alimony, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |
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