By aphlaw | Published February 27, 2020 | | |
Alimony (called spousal maintenance in Minnesota) arrangements are common when there is a significant gap in earning capacity between divorcing spouses. The divorce decree will contain information specific to spousal maintenance that defines how much will be paid and when those payments will be due each month. It will also define how long spousal maintenance Read MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
After your divorce, you may be required to pay alimony to your former spouse. Alimony, also referred to as spousal maintenance, is usually awarded in cases where one party would need additional funds to be able to maintain a similar quality of life after the divorce is finalized. The order may say when the payments Read MoreRead More
The financial costs associated with a divorce can quickly become substantial, especially if there is a lot of courtroom litigation involved. Some experts estimate a contested divorce involving a significant amount of litigation can cost upwards of $50,000, although most divorces are significantly less expensive. In general, settling a divorce through mediation is more likely Read MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
In some cases, even after a court orders spousal maintenance, the paying spouse fails or refuses to pay. In the event that you find yourself in such a situation, what are your options? First of all, it is important to understand that since spousal maintenance is court-ordered, a failure to pay is a direct violation Read MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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