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Spousal Maintenance in Dakota County

Knowledgeable Spousal Maintenance and Alimony Attorneys Representing Dakota Family Residents

Negotiating and establishing spousal maintenance (also known as alimony) matters can be challenging in Minnesota. There is no hard and fast calculation to determine whether such payments are necessary, or if so, what the amount should be. When determining whether a spousal maintenance schedule should be established, Minnesota courts consider a variety of factors, including the length of marriage, and the ages, education, employment status, and financial needs of each spouse, among other relevant considerations.

Types of Spousal Maintenance

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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If you have questions about the divorce process, particularly when it comes to issues of spousal maintenance, you need reliable and effective legal guidance to help you understand your options. Reach out to the caring and trusted attorneys at Howard Family Law, LLC today to learn more.

Smart, practical, accessible and careful with my feelings and my funds, Lyndsay Howard is an amazing ally in your legal process. She did not waste my time or my money, had good practical advice, while having no tolerance or patience for nonsense. She did all this while being compassionate and available to me in a confusing and emotionally difficult time. I couldn’t recommend her more highly. -Katie S.

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Howard Family Law, LLC provides Eagan and Dakota County families with principled and compassionate legal counsel in cases involving spousal maintenance. Contact our office today by calling (952) 224-9410 to schedule your free consultation.