Divorce and Spousal Maintenance - The Analysis Of Cash Flow

Divorce and Spousal Maintenance – The Analysis Of Cash Flow

In Minnesota, Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) is based upon need, and not the equalization of cash flow (equalizing monthly cash flow is not required or even addressed by Minnesota Statue 518.552).  Unlike Child Support, Spousal Maintenance does not provide the parties with a basic formula to…

The Most Exciting Divorce and Custody Case of the Year

The Most Exciting Divorce and Custody Case of the Year

We already know celebrities are nothing like us. They have homes all over the world, travel to exotic lands for a weekend getaway, and have other perks that go along with celebrity status. . At least, that is the perception we have. However, when push…

Trending Minnesota Divorce Issues - Depletion vs. Dissipation of Property During a Divorce

Trending Minnesota Divorce Issues – Depletion vs. Dissipation of Property During a Divorce

Although Depletion and Dissipation of property carry different meanings, in Minnesota the terms are generally used synonymously by the Court, and by Divorce lawyers.  Dissipation is defined by Minnesota case law as “wasting or expending funds foolishly.” Volesky v. Volesky, 412 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. Ct.…

What You Need to Know About Karon Waivers and Spousal Maintenance

When going through a divorce, Minnesota allows for spousal maintenance (or alimony)  based on statutory  qualifications. Once an award for spousal maintenance is established it can be later modified if either party brings a motion for modification to the court because of changed circumstances.These changed…

Minnesota Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Trends During Divorce

The recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision 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-divorce expenses and monthly budget). The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear the case…

Top Questions In Minnesota Divorce – Property Division

Minnesota Divorce and Property Division In Minnesota Divorce cases, the division of assets and debts is a process that requires financial expertise and attention to detail; the division of assets does not need to be mathematically equal, and you are not necessarily entitled, under Minnesota law,…