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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.

At Dwire Law Offices, our Lakeville-based legal team has decades of experience helping clients understand spousal maintenance in Minnesota. Having helped clients in Dakota, Scott and Rice counties, you can trust us to provide the legal guidance and support you need to get through this difficult time.

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, 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.

Our attorney, Todd Dwire, has decades 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

We can help you with all aspects of your divorce, from filing the initial petition to property division negotiations and child custody arrangements.

Let’s Get Started On A Strategy For Your Divorce

If you are ready to discuss your next steps, contact our experienced legal team at Dwire Law Offices to schedule your free consultation. You can reach us by calling 952-232-0179 or by filling out our online contact form. From our office in Lakeville, we can assist clients in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee.