St. Louis Park Spousal Support Attorney

Spousal maintenance (also called spousal support) is financial support paid by one spouse to another. Spousal maintenance can be permanent, temporary, a lump sum or rehabilitative. In Minnesota, there is no exact formula for determining whether or how much spousal support will be awarded.

When you contact my firm — SJS Family Law — I can educate you about whether a judge is likely to rule in your favor. Because there is no exact formula for determining spousal maintenance, working with an attorney who has experience with cases involving maintenance claims and is familiar with the propensity of judges ruling in the county of your case is beneficial. I can counsel you on whether your case is one involving spousal maintenance and the likelihood of paying or receiving spousal maintenance. I help individuals in St. Louis Park and throughout Minnesota understand their spousal support options.

Factors That Influence Spousal Support

Although there are no formulas or guidelines to determine whether support is awarded, there are multiple factors that may be considered, including:

  • Whether there is a financial need
  • Whether a financial need could be overcome
  • Whether there is the ability to pay
  • Length of the marriage
  • Quality of life
  • Age of both parties
  • Earning capacity of both parties

With so many uncertainties in the spousal support process, working with an experienced lawyer can help ensure you do not waste resources pursuing compensation if a judge is unlikely to award it. Learn more about the counsel I provide by scheduling your consultation. I can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 612-568-5967.