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Do Alimony Payments Ever End?

After a divorce, you may agree to or a judge may order one spouse to pay alimony to the other. Depending on the specific order or agreement, your alimony payments may continue indefinitely. However, there are some circumstances in which spousal support eventually ends. Temporary and short-term vs. long-term maintenance Minnesota offers three types of Read More

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Can You Get Alimony/Spousal Maintenance After a Divorce is Finalized?

During your divorce, the court may award you alimony (called spousal maintenance in Minnesota), which you would begin receiving in monthly installments at such time the court issues an order for spousal maintenance. This spousal maintenance arrangement may be permanent or temporary, depending on the circumstances of your marriage and divorce. When the divorce is Read More

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Divorce Tips for Stay-at-Home Parents

If you are a stay-at-home parent going through a divorce, it can feel as though you are at a big disadvantage in the negotiations. Because you’ve been away from work for an extended period of time, you may not have the earning capacity of your spouse, and your earning capacity will play a role in Read More

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New Tax Laws for Alimony Now Officially in Effect

Now that the calendar has officially turned to 2019, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is in full effect. One of the more noteworthy items within the legislation was how it changed how alimony has been taxed for many years. Under the old laws, which apply to any divorce agreements made on or Read More

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What Types of Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) are Available in Minnesota?

During all divorce proceedings, and even after a divorce has been finalized, Minnesota courts may order one spouse to pay alimony to the other. Alimony —known as spousal maintenance in Minnesota — is meant to provide a spouse who needs financial support with some financial assistance to allow that person to have a reasonable standard Read More

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Are You Obligated to Make Spousal Maintenance Payments if Your Ex Remarries?

When a couple splits up, sometimes one party is ordered to pay spousal maintenance (sometimes called alimony) to the other. Spousal maintenance is a form of spousal support meant to address financial inequalities between the couple or compensate a spouse for his or her contributions during the marriage. Although spousal maintenance payments are not uncommon Read More

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Factors Considered in Determining Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

Spousal maintenance, also commonly referred to as alimony, is a tool used by the courts to ensure that divorce does not leave either spouse financially destitute and helps maintain the standard of living established during the marriage. In most cases, spousal maintenance is awarded based on the need of the party seeking the support and Read More

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