spousal maintenance

Tips for Handling Modification of Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:38:50-05:00May 6, 2019|Categories: Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

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: , |

5 Documents to Bring to a Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE)

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:57:32-05:00September 24, 2012|Categories: Child Support, Divorce, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

What is the Likelihood of Receiving Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota Divorce?

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:54:51-05:00October 15, 2010|Categories: Divorce, 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: , , |