Spousal Maintenance Lawyer

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.Read Full Post

Minnesota Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance in MinnesotaSpousal maintenance is an amount of money provided from one spouse to another as a result of a separation of divorce. This is generally done because there is an imbalance between the incomes of the two spouses and an effort is made to preserve the standard of living of the spouse who makes less money. Spousal maintenance is also commonly called alimony.
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Child Support Laws in Minnesota

Child Support LawsThe law firm of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn is an excellent source of support for you if you have made the decision to seek a divorce from your spouse.  If you have children together, Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn have the depth of experience and expertise in matters of divorce to help you feel hopeful and capable of moving on with your life.  Even more important, Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you and your parenting partner do what is in the best interests of your child or children, specifically as it relates to child support and child custody.

Most people agree that children deserve to be protected from the worst aspects of divorce—the fighting, the contempt, the disdain that can often be present between the members of a divorcing couple.  Children absorb a great deal of the negativity and stress that can be created in adult relationships, even when they do not have the intellectual capacity to understand it.  And lacking the psychological resiliency to respond to it, children absorb their parents’ negativity and create potentially harmful habits for dealing with conflict in their own lives. Read Full Post

Family Law Attorney Minnesota

Family Law Attorney Lisa Kallemeyn

There are many different factors involved in Divorce, also know in Minnesota as Dissolution of Marriage. You need to know your rights and understand the process in order to reach a positive resolution. In cases where children are involved it is very important to have a Licensed Family Law Attorney that will take special care to look out for the child’s interest. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn has been helping couples to dissolve a marriage with the best possible outcome for those involved. This allows each family member to move forward with life more easily.Read Full Post

Minnesota Divorce, Spousal Maintenance and Health Care Expenses

Affordable Health Care Act and Divorce The Affordable Care Act has a lot of detractors but I as a Divorce attorney am not one of them.  One of our most painful issues going forward has been what to do with folks whose employers do not offer health insurance or with stay-at-home parents who do not have health care coverage.  The Affordable Care Act now offers a way to remain on insurance but under costs that make sense.  In Minnesota, many people are seeing that their insurance costs are dropping, while others are not.  However, when health insurance can cost a newly divorced individual between $600 and up to $1200 or more per month, the  Affordable Care Act provides a viable option.  Implementation has been neither perfect nor even satisfactory; our own firm ran into a myriad of problems in implementing the new program.  However, for spousal maintenance recipients and responsible parties alike, it is a relief that the cost of health insurance for Minnesotans can actually be reasonable. Minnesota Statutes Section 518.552 covers spousal maintenance.   One of the issues surrounding the award of spousal maintenance are the standard of living enjoyed during a marriage; if both parties were covered under a spouse’s medical insurance, then it is reasonable that medical insurance expenses should be included in a spousal maintenance award consideration.  Therefore, a spousal maintenance responsible party could end up paying a higher amount for spousal maintenance because of the high cost to the spouse of maintaining health insurance.  If, instead of costing $600 or more per month, health insurance will cost $100 per month, the non employee spouse has...