When most divorces in Minnesota end, neither party is able to maintain the "marital standard of living." This happens because, not surprisingly, most people do not have a lot of money left over after payment of expenses while they are married and that issue only gets worse when the bills effectively double.
Spousal Maintenance Archives
One of the most difficult areas of Minnesota family law (for both lawyers and clients) is spousal maintenance, otherwise known as alimony. Unlike child support, there is no formula that you can plug numbers into and come away with a good answer.