In Minnesota, “alimony” is called “spousal maintenance.” The two terms mean the same thing – monthly support payments paid by one spouse (who has greater income) to the other spouse (who has lesser income.

If you are seeking spousal maintenance, you probably need the help of an experienced attorney. The rules relating to awards of spousal maintenance in Minnesota divorce courts are complex, and sometimes a bit counterintuitive. The amount of spousal maintenance is based on need, the length of the marriage, the employability of the parties, and many other factors that courts are required to consider.

If you have questions about spousal maintenance in Minnesota, you should call me now at (952) 270-7700 and ask for a free consultation.

Attorney Dan Fiskum and Minnetonka Family Law are conveniently located at the intersection of I 494 and I 394 in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Dan Fiskum has been practicing family law in Minnesota since 1992. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” and is a member of the ABA family law section. Call (952) 270-7700 now for a free consultation.