Spousal maintenance, commonly referred to as alimony, is usually a monthly monetary sum awarded to one spouse from the other although other forms of spousal support could be available. Whether spousal maintenance will be awarded is generally a determination based upon need and an ability to pay. Minnesota Statutes and case law provide the Court with factors to consider as to whether spousal support should be granted.
Spousal maintenance can be temporary or permanent depending on the facts. Since each fact situation is different, it is important to speak with counsel about your situation.
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