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Spousal Support | Maintenance | Alimony

Spousal Support Attorneys in Rogers, MN

Minnesota Spousal Maintenance Lawyers

At Martin & Wagner, P.A., our family law firm is focused on representing the needs of men and women throughout the divorce and spousal support processes. Whether you are going through a divorce or are seeking a spousal maintenance modification after a divorce decree has been finalized, our Rogers spousal maintenance lawyers are available to assist you. We can represent your interests in negotiations and court-ordered mediation or at trial.

Temporary and Permanent Alimony Awards

In general, there are three types of spousal maintenance (formerly called "alimony"), awarded during or after a divorce:

  • Temporary spousal maintenance: This spousal support is specifically paid to a spouse during the divorce process. It is meant to keep the spouse living at the same standard as he or she experienced during the marriage and lasts until a divorce decree is finalized.
  • Rehabilitative maintenance: Often, a judge will award temporary rehabilitative maintenance to support a spouse who needs retraining or education to reenter the workforce. Once this training is obtained and the spouse receiving the maintenance is able to support himself or herself, the maintenance obligation disappears.
  • Permanent maintenance: In these cases, spousal maintenance is deemed permanent and will last the lifetime of the payor or the recipient spouse, until the recipient remarries, or until any other condition of the Judgment and Decree has occurred.

Regardless of the type of spousal support ordered, you can expect that such an award will include money to cover living expenses, health insurance and many other basic needs. To understand what support you are entitled to, or to discuss what your support obligation may look like during or after your divorce, contact our attorneys.

How Spousal Support Is Determined in MN

In Minnesota, there is no set earnings-based formula for spousal support as there is for child support. Any amount can be negotiated between the parties or decided by a court. However, this number is dependent on several statutory factors, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The financial need of the spouse seeking support
  • The support recipient's employment prospects
  • The payor's ability to pay spousal support

Contact Our Rogers Law Firm for More Information

To learn more about spousal support obligations in Minnesota, contact Martin & Wagner, P.A., online or call 763-425-6330 to schedule a free ½ hour consultation with one of our family law attorneys.

From our Rogers law office, we provide legal representation to clients throughout the Greater Twin Cities area including, but not limited to Albertville, Anoka, Buffalo, Elk River, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Monticello, and St. Michael and other communities within Hennepin County, Wright County, Stearns County, Sherburne County, and Anoka County.

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