Working To Secure A Fair Spousal Maintenance Agreement
Divorce often has a significant impact on your finances. One of the most important issues relating to your finances is the issue of spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, is a court-ordered award to one former spouse from another in a divorce. Courts have discretion in deciding whether to make an award of spousal maintenance. As a result, your choice of lawyer can make a real difference in whether you achieve your financial goals.
How Alimony Is Determined
If you and your spouse cannot agree on spousal maintenance terms, the court will weigh a number of factors in deciding whether to award spousal maintenance. These factors include:
- Income, potential income and other financial resources of both parties
- Length of the marriage
- Lifestyle led during the marriage
- The health of the parties
- Level of education completed
- Work experience
- Career sacrifice by one spouse to support the other
Depending on the circumstances, spousal maintenance can be awarded on a permanent or temporary basis. If you are paying or receiving spousal maintenance in the years following your divorce and need to modify your arrangements based on a substantial change of circumstances, our law firm is able to accomplish your goals as well.
If you are facing divorce and have questions or concerns about spousal maintenance, the family law firm of Jensen Law Offices, is here for you. Based in Edina, we serve clients across the Twin Cities and across the surrounding areas of Minnesota.
Take The First Step Toward Securing Your Financial Future Today
Our lawyers have more than 35 years of legal experience fully dedicated to family law. We are able to give you a realistic assessment of how your goals will be viewed by a judge. We use extensive legal knowledge and client commitment to formulate common-sense solutions for your spousal support issues.