Spousal Maintenance refers to funds paid from one spouse to the other following dissolution of marriage. Interpretation of Minnesota law regarding spousal support, also referred to as alimony, is primarily left up to the presiding judge. This is a valid reason to get help from a Licensed Minnesota Attorney who has experience with MN Spousal Support laws. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can meet with you to discuss your individual situation to assess whether your divorce meets the criteria for spousal maintenance.

Determining Factors For Spousal Support

There are several factors that a judge has to consider when determining whether or not to grant spousal support. A licensed Minnesota Attorney from Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you to sort through this complicated area of family law. Either you or your spouse may have legitimate reasons to request a Temporary or Permanent Maintenance Award.

 Grounds For Possible Alimony Payments

A Minnesota court may decide to award Alimony Payments based on information received during divorce proceedings. Grounds for possible award of maintenance may include the following areas:

  • One spouse does not have sufficient property to provide for reasonable needs based on their established standard of living.
  • One spouse is unable to provide support for their self. The reason may include the need to stay home to care for a child.

The amount and duration of a spousal maintenance order can also be determined by a Minnesota court ruling. The judge will examine all relevant factors before making a decision. Alimony may be temporary or permanent according to Minnesota Law. Having an experienced Minnesota Family Law attorney by your side can help to ensure that you are fairly represented during this phase of your divorce.

Licensed Minnesota Attorney

Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn has many years of experience in dealing with Minnesota Law regarding Spousal Support. Lisa Kallemeyn is a Licensed Minnesota Attorney who specializes in Divorce and Family Law. She can help you to understand your rights and assess whether an alimony claim is appropriate.