Spousal Maintenance, the 8 Factors and Equalizing Income

Spousal Maintenance, the 8 Factors and Equalizing Income

Spousal maintenance is commonly dealt with in family law, but is frequently misunderstood.  Spousal maintenance is awarded to meet need, and it depends on a showing of need.  The marital standard of living is analyzed in detail, along with cash flow and proposed budgets.  Equalizing…

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…

Minnesota Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Trends in Family Court

In Minnesota, Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) is based upon need.  Equalizing monthly cash flow (or available income) is not required by Minnesota Statue 518.552.  In the June 22, 2015 unpublished decision in Curtis v. Curtis, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Trial…