Will You Pay Or Receive Spousal Maintenance?
Divorce creates major personal and financial changes in the lives of everyone involved. If you have children, it can be challenging to agree on issues such as child custody and visitation, which in turn impact child support. It is essential to assert your right to equitable property division. Depending on your specific circumstances, you may also be extremely concerned about spousal maintenance – which is sometimes called alimony or spousal support.
Now Is The Time To Protect Your Stability And Future
Spousal maintenance orders are far from automatic in Minnesota divorce cases, and Minnesota judges have great latitude in setting both the amount and duration of “alimony” payments to be made. A few of the many factors they consider are the length of the marriage and each spouse’s age, income and future earning capacity.
At Dwire Law Offices, P.A., in Lakeville, you will work with an attentive, financially savvy lawyer determined to protect your interests in spousal maintenance, as well as the division of marital assets and all other aspects of your divorce. We will also advise and assist you if you believe the spousal maintenance you now pay or receive should be modified due to a substantial change in circumstances.
We Target Efficient Resolution But Are Always Prepared To Fight For You
Preparation is critical if you should receive spousal maintenance – or if your divorcing spouse is seeking this form of monetary support. Attorney Todd Dwire has 22 years of experience handling complex divorce cases, equipping him well to help you:
· Set realistic expectations regarding maintenance/alimony, based on a thorough assessment of all relevant circumstances and the level of conflict in your case
· Build the strongest possible case for an outcome that is fair and reasonable to you – which may mean no payments at all or an award of either temporary/rehabilitative or permanent spousal maintenance
· Evaluate possible compromises such as a single lump-sum payment or like-kind exchange of equity in property in lieu of alimony