Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota Divorce Cases

I. Initial Spousal Maintenance Awards.

Spousal maintenance is probably the area of family law that involves the greatest amount of uncertainty, and consequently is subject to frequent litigation. I have written an article which discusses the circumstances under which spousal maintenance can be expected, and when it can be modified. The complete article is available here: “
Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota.

Can a New Spouse's Income be Considered for Support?

I’m frequently asked whether a new spouse’s income may be considered when determining one’s spousal maintenance or child support obligation to a previous spouse. I answer this question here: “Can a New Spouse’s Income Be Considered in Spousal Maintenance and Child Support Determinations?