Minnesota Divorce Topics - Spousal Maintenance and Income Inputation

Minnesota Divorce Topics – Spousal Maintenance and Income Inputation

During a Minnesota divorce proceeding, the court may order that one spouse pay alimony (or what Minnesota refers to as spousal maintenance) to the other spouse.  The primary reason for spousal maintenance is to provide cash flow to a spouse in order to approximate the…

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Trends and the Curtis decision

The June 22, 2015 decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals in Curtis v. Curtis affirmed the decision of the trial court (which required a spouse to liquidate an award of property and assets to meet post-decree expenses).  In Minnesota, Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) is based…

Top Minnesota Divorce Issues – How are Assets and Debts Divided During A Divorce?

In Minnesota Divorce cases, the division of Assets and Debts does not need to be mathematically equal, and you are not entitled, under Minnesota law, to “half of your half.”  Minnesota Statute 518.58, subd. 1, states that the District Court is required to make a…

Top Issues – Minnesota Divorce and Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) in Minnesota Spousal Maintenance (also referred to as “Alimony”) is an area that is frequently misunderstood, and is often litigated.  Equalizing “cash flow” or available income is not required by Minnesota Statue 518.552, as an award of Spousal Maintenance is based on…

Family Court In Minnesota – Twin Cities – Edina

Across the Twin Cities, Family Court provides an environment for parties to address legal issues that involve important matters such as Divorce, Child Custody and Support, Parenting Time, Property and Asset Division and Spousal Maintenance (Alimony).  Family Court can be intimidating at times; there are…

Minnesota Divorce and Spousal Maintenance

In Minnesota Divorce cases, Spousal Maintenance (also referred to as “Alimony”) is a topic that is often misunderstood, frequently litigated at the District Court level, and is often appealed to the Minnesota Court Of Appeals.  Spousal Maintenance, unlike Child Support, does not provide the parties…