There are two types of spousal maintenance in the state of Minnesota, and while they both may seem relatively straight-forward, it is worth remembering that spousal maintenance disputes can be emotionally difficult and legally complex.
Permanent Maintenance: Permanent maintenance is ordered when it is clear that the receiving party cannot be self-sufficient following the divorce, either due to age, health, and/or work experience.
Temporary Maintenance: Temporary maintenance is paid in a specific amount over the course of a specific period of time so as to allow the party receiving the support ample time to become self-sufficient.
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