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Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

In the challenging world of family law, alimony remains one of the toughest, most litigated issues that divorcing and divorced people talk to their lawyers about. Alimony is also referred to as spousal support, spousal maintenance or simply maintenance.

Minnesota law does not provide a cut-and-dried method of determining spousal maintenance in a divorce case. It simply lays out the multifactorial nature of alimony decisions. The core concept has to do with the need or ability to keep a certain standard of living following divorce, a standard of living that can be hard to continue after spouses stop living together and must now support two households instead of one.

Honest Counsel Regarding Maintenance

At the Minneapolis law firm of Honsa Mara Landry, we understand the stress and pain that can accompany a divorce. Our attorneys are knowledgeable, honest and compassionate. We can answer all your questions about spousal maintenance:

  • Does the length of our marriage (or our ages) determine how much support I will pay or receive?
  • Do I have to go to work?
  • Should I be looking for work? What is appropriate employment for me and/or my spouse?
  • Will I have to move? Can I keep my house?
  • Can I afford the same vehicles and other expenses?
  • Why do I need to decrease my spending?
  • Can it be proven that my spouse requires ongoing financial support?
  • Can I change the amount of spousal support I pay?
  • How will our assets be divided?

Get Help With Your Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Situation

Every case is different. Get your specific questions answered. Contact Honsa Mara Landry, to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable family law attorney.



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