Farhan  |  February 13, 2018

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.
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Farhan  |  January 30, 2018

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
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Clausen & Hassan  |  May 22, 2017

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. 
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Clausen & Hassan  |  April 12, 2017

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
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Clausen & Hassan  |  September 17, 2015

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
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Farhan  |  January 23, 2014

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
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Farhan  |  December 12, 2013

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
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Farhan  |  June 18, 2012

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
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Farhan  |  January 29, 2012

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
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