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: , , |