Family Law: Alimony

Alimony & Spousal Maintenance Lawyers In Minnesota

In Minnesota divorce situations, a spouse may be entitled to receive spousal maintenance, also known as alimony. This situation occurs when one spouse becomes obligated to pay the other in order to provide financial support. spousal maintenance, or alimony, is limited to married parties and applies on both a temporary and permanent basis. The court will look at the specific relationship details to see if one spouse meets the qualifications, and if so, for how long and how much of an obligation should apply.

The factors a court will look into may include how long the parties were married, the standard of living each party had during the marriage, what contributions each spouse made during the marriage and whether a spouse sacrificed their career in order to raise children. The court may also look at the medical needs of a party in certain specific cases. Each factor needs to be given appropriate consideration and attention. A qualified and experienced Family Law attorney can work with you to assure you understand these issues.

Local Alimony Experts

At Heller & Thyen, P.A., our attorneys and staff have exceptional knowledge and experience to work with you to be sure this issue is fully explained and understood. Since not all divorce cases qualify for spousal maintenance, it is imperative that you understand this complex situation. Our trustworthy divorce alimony lawyers will take the time needed to be sure a full understanding is achieved. If your alimony case does qualify, our divorce law team will make sure your rights are fully pursued to ensure your financial needs are met.

Are you currently in a situation where you’re needing assistance with a divorce process? Contact the professional spousal maintenance divorce lawyers at Heller & Thyen, P.A. today!

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