Alimony

Spousal Support Attorney In St. Paul

Spousal support in Minnesota has no convenient formula. The court will consider specific statutory factors when they make their determination on alimony. The court can also determine whether the spousal support will be temporary or permanent. Because there are so many factors that go into determining spousal support, it is important that you consult with an attorney through this process. 

If you are dealing with a spousal support matter, it is important that you consult with a family law attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who is easily accessible, patient, tech savvy and efficient so that you can save on attorney costs. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.

Factors The Court Will Consider With Spousal Support (Alimony)

Spousal support can also be referred to as spousal maintenance or Alimony. This form of support is not automatically granted in the state of Minnesota. The court will need to determine if spousal support should be awarded temporarily, permanently or not at all. Some of the factors the court takes into consideration are:

  • Earning capacity
  • The ability to pay the support
  • The age and health of both parties
  • The reasonable need of the person seeking support
  • The standard of living that was established during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage

The court will take all of these factors into consideration when determining alimony. Temporary and permanent alimony can be determined based on if one party was the sole earner for the household during the marriage or not.

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How Long Does Spousal Support or Alimony Last?

Spousal support is broken up into two categories. These two categories are temporary alimony or permanent alimony. 

  • Temporary Alimony: Temporary alimony will be awarded with a plan in place to make sure the receiving spouse can get back on their feet. They will need to train in a new career path or become qualified to return to work. 
  • Permanent Alimony: In a permanent alimony situation, the spouse receiving support will continue to receive support until they remarry, live together with a significant other or passes away. There is no set timeline for this type of spousal support.  
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Our firm primarily serves the areas of Ramsey County, Washington County, Hennepin County, Dakota County and other areas around Minnesota. We also If you are in need of an experienced estate planning attorney in Minnesota, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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