Categorized: Cost

THE CHALLENGE OF PURSUING SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Alimony, Cost, Spousal Maintenance.

Unlike child support, spousal maintenance or ‘alimony’ as it is sometimes called, is a way of helping a lesser-earning spouse meet his needs after a marriage ends, but is not intended to contribute to the health and welfare of minor children.  And unlike child support, spousal maintenance is not calculated based on a pre-determined formula…. Read more »

A Lesson In Attorney’s Fees

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Cost, Lawyer, Life, Process.

As a lawyer, I don’t have any great products to sell you. My office is not like Best Buy or a car dealership. Other than a bunch of paper, you won’t walk away with something tangible to show for the amount of money you spent. Rather, I sell you my time. I went to law… Read more »

Can I Afford To Be Divorced in Minnesota?

Posted on Sunday, June 12th, 2016 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Cost, Divorce, Minnesota.

What will I do if I can’t rely on my spouse’s earnings to meet my living expenses? Good question; and one that any spouse who relies on the earnings of his or her spouse should think about when contemplating a divorce. WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ABOUT SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE? Minnesota law allows a family court… Read more »

Divorce and Your Job

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Cost, Divorce, Life.

Divorce lawyers see it all the time. One (or both) of the parties to a divorce has had a steadily increasing income in the years prior to the divorce. Access to money isn’t an issue. All is good, or so it seems, at least from a financial perspective. Then, just as the divorce is starting,… Read more »