Representing Spouses on Both Sides of Spousal Maintenance Cases
In any divorce proceeding, financial matters are always a significant concern. This can be especially true in spousal maintenance cases where one spouse was the primary wage earner and the other was primarily a homemaker. These matters can be quite complex, and it is important that you have a qualified Saint Paul alimony and spousal support attorney on your side.
At the law firm of Askvig & Johnson, PLLP , we represent spouses on both sides of these cases. Whether you are the spouse seeking support or the potential payor, we have the experience and the skill to protect your interests. We represent clients on either side of these disputes, and you can rely on us to do everything in our power in order to reach a positive result for you.
Understanding Alimony in Minnesota
Spousal maintenance, also referred to as spousal support or alimony, is not automatic under Minnesota law. If awarded, the court can issue a permanent or temporary maintenance order. There are a number of factors that the court considers in making its determination. When you hire our firm, we work diligently to present the most compelling possible argument to support your position in the matter.
Among the factors that the court considers are the following:
- One spouse's need versus the other spouse's ability to pay
- The earning capacity of the spouse seeking maintenance
- The amount of time it would take for the spouse seeking rehabilitative maintenance to obtain employment or the necessary training to do so
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The duration of the marriage
- The age and health of the spouse seeking maintenance
Discuss Your Case With Our Ramsey County, Minnesota, Spousal Maintenance Attorneys
Contact our office today to discuss your alimony or spousal support questions with a lawyer. You can reach us by phone at 651-968-1174, toll free at 800-240-4862 or via e-mail to schedule an appointment.