Amber C. Bretl joined Lake Harriet Law Office as Associate Attorney in November of 2014. Ms. Bretl earned her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association and [...]
In Minnesota Family Law cases, an award of Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) is based upon need. Contrary to what some lawyers might profess, equalizing \"cash flow\" or available income is not required by Minnesota Statue 518.552. Court in Minnesota have judicial discretion in awarding spousal maintenance, and the decision whether to award spousal maintenance is permissive.