Categorized: Spousal Maintenance

ENFORCING SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE AND CHILD SUPPORT FROM ANOTHER STATE

Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Courts, Divorce, Minnesota, Spousal Maintenance.

Minnesota courts recognize that not all Minnesota divorced residents became divorced by a Minnesota court.  Many people who move to this State, became divorced by the courts of another State, and, are bound by the terms of that State court’s Order.   So how does this affect somebody who needs help enforcing their out-of-state Order? Do they… Read more »

Enough is Enough; When it’s Time to Revisit Spousal Maintenance

Posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Divorce, Marriage, Spousal Maintenance.

The Court of Appeals recently reversed a lower court’s decision to reject a husband’s request to modify his maintenance obligation to his ex-wife. It was error, the Court said, to assume that a 57-year-old laborer with a degenerative spinal condition was healthy enough to continue working up to 90 hours a week and earn $150,000… Read more »

Palimony in Minnesota

Posted on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Minnesota, Palimony, Spousal Maintenance.

NBA star Blake Griffin made the news recently. And not because he was traded to the Detroit Pistons. No, he was sued by his ex-fiancé for what is often referred to as “palimony.” It’s the same concept as alimony (spousal maintenance in Minnesota), except that the parties aren’t married. Hence “palimony” and not “alimony.” You… Read more »

A YEAR OF LIVING WITH THE ‘COHABITATION’ PROVISION IN SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE LAW

Posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by Beyer & Simonson and is filed under Cohabitation, Divorce, Minnesota, Spousal Maintenance.

It’s been more than a year since new law went into effect, allowing a court to determine whether maintenance can be modified based on a recipient’s cohabitation with another adult following a dissolution of marriage.  But the law has not been changed, which requires that in order to modify a spousal maintenance award, a district… Read more »

The Price of Freedom

Posted on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Process, Spousal Maintenance.

During the divorce negotiation process, it is easy to become entrenched in a certain position.  Say, for example, that your spouse is seeking spousal maintenance.  You make a greater income than your spouse, but you believe that your spouse nevertheless earns a sufficient income that they can and should be self-supporting.  It’s not a clear… Read more »

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 »