At Martin & Wagner, P.A., our family law firm is focused on representing the needs of men and women throughout the divorce and spousal support processes. Whether you are going through a divorce or are seeking a spousal maintenance modification after a divorce decree has been finalized, our Rogers spousal maintenance lawyers are available to assist you. We can represent your interests in negotiations and court-ordered mediation or at trial.
Starting January 1, 2019, spousal maintenance will no longer be tax deductible to the payor and the recipient no longer needs to claim the spousal maintenance as income on their tax returns. While it is presumed that all divorces with spousal maintenance entered before January 1, 2019 will be grandfathered in with the old law upon any modifications of spousal maintenance, the law is too new to be able to tell how Minnesota Courts will handle it.
In general, there are three types of spousal maintenance (formerly called "alimony"), awarded during or after a divorce:
To understand what support you are entitled to, or to discuss what your support obligation may look like during or after your divorce, contact our attorneys.
In Minnesota, there is no set earnings-based formula for spousal support as there is for child support. Any amount can be negotiated between the parties or decided by a court. However, this number is dependent on several statutory factors, including:
To learn more about spousal support obligations in Minnesota, contact Martin & Wagner, P.A., online or call 763-425-6330 to schedule a free ½ hour consultation with one of our family law attorneys.
From our Rogers law office, we provide legal representation to clients throughout the Greater Twin Cities area including, but not limited to Albertville, Anoka, Buffalo, Elk River, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Monticello, and St. Michael and other communities within Hennepin County, Wright County, Stearns County, Sherburne County, and Anoka County.