Spousal Maintenance/Alimony

We can help you understand the contributing factors for spousal support decisions.

Spousal Maintenance/Alimony is an obligation established by law that is based on the premise that both spouses have an absolute obligation to support each other during the marriage, though in some instances the obligation to support may continue after separation.

Where a divorce or dissolution of marriage is granted, either party may ask for Spousal Maintenance. It is not an absolute right, but may be granted, the amount and terms varying with the circumstances.

Some of the possible factors that bear on the amount and duration of the support are:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Age of the parties at the time of the divorce
  • Relative income of the parties
  • Future financial prospects of the parties
  • Health of the parties
  • Lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage

If you're considering divorce, you need to know what's at stake. Call 763-398-3330 or email Tressler Law today.