A Helping Hand As You Move Forward
Marriage is a balancing act. One party may work outside the home and earn a majority of the family income while the other party provides the daily care for the children and/or home. At Johnson Family Law, PLLC, we have extensive experience representing spouses on both sides of a maintenance case. Whether you are the spouse seeking support or the potential payor, we have the experience and skills to protect your best interests.
Factors The Court Will Consider
Spousal maintenance, also referred to as spousal support or alimony, is not automatically awarded when couples get divorced. In Minnesota, spousal maintenance can be awarded temporarily, permanently, or not at all. The court will look at a variety of factors to determine exactly how much financial support is needed and for how long. Some of the factors considered in making this determination include:
- The length of the marriage
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The reasonable need of the party seeking an award of maintenance
- Ability to pay
- Age and health of the parties
- Earning capacity
Whether you are seeking spousal maintenance or you are the potential obligor, our firm has the experience to present the facts of your situation in a compelling and persuasive manner. We know how to address issues pertaining to spousal maintenance, such as reviewing budgets and monthly spending/expenses, assessing discretionary spending, and analyzing income. We regularly work with family law experts to assist in preparing historical spending, cash flow analyses, and business valuations, as needed to support your case.
Lawyers Who Put Your Financial Needs First
Turn to Johnson Family Law, PLLC, for representation that can help you secure the best possible results. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call 651-243-6240, or contact us online.