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Whether you are the paying or receiving party, a change in your circumstances might warrant a modification of spousal maintenance. When this happens, you will need a family law attorney who listens and maps out a plan to meet your legal needs. Spousal Maintenance Modification Lawyers in Minnesota The party seeking the spousal maintenance modification...
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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 wife worked as a special...
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We’ve talked about Financial Early Neutral Evaluations (FENEs) and other important family law acronyms briefly before. Just to recap, a FENE is a voluntary program that divorcing couples can utilize to help them get an idea of how their assets will be divided in the divorce. 5 Documents Now let’s dig a little deeper and...
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In marriage and divorce, often both parties are not on completely equal levels regarding their respective income.  This often results in the parties leaving the marriage with different standards of living and disposable income. Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is not as common as it once was in Minnesota divorces.  Minnesota law defines who qualifies to...
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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 They either have no higher education or it is outdated, causing...
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