Standard of Living in Minnesota Spousal Maintenance Cases
In any divorce proceeding when one party asks for spousal maintenance, the essence of the claim is that the income is not sufficient to meet that spouses monthly living expenses.
Can a Judge Determine Reasonable Monthly Expenses in a Minnesota Spousal Maintenance Case?
The answer is yes. If the two parties to a divorce proceeding cannot agree on what is an appropriate spousal maintenance obligation, the Judge has the authority to decide the
Spousal Maintenance – Not a Profit Sharing Plan
There are a lot of misconceptions about spousal maintenance, but one that I hear most frequently is that your ex-spouse will get half of everything you earn from now on.
Standard of Living Established during the Marriage
Minnesota Statute § 518.552 provides that the Court may grant spousal maintenance, in part, “considering the standard of living established during the marriage.” Minn. Stat. § 518.552. It can be
Determining Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota
How does a court determine spousal maintenance in Minnesota?Spousal maintenance (formerly referred to as alimony) is a highly contentious area of family law, as well as one of the most
Will I Have to Pay Spousal Maintenance?
"Maintenance" or “alimony” is an award of payments made in a divorce or legal separation proceeding from the future income or earnings of one spouse for the support and maintenance
Factors in Awarding Spousal Maintenance
In determining a spousal maintenance, or alimony, award, a court must look at eighth (8) statutory factors related to the financial resources of the parties. It is not always essential
Am I entitled to temporary or permanent spousal maintenance?
This particular post will focus on what is commonly called "temporary" or “rehabilitative” spousal maintenance. In short, “rehabilitative” spousal maintenance is defined as temporary spousal support payable for a temporary
What is Alimony?
Alimony is called "spousal maintenance" in Minnesota. It is a monetary payment from one spouse to the other after a divorce is finalized. A temporary support order may also be