Spousal Maintenance/Alimony

Minnesota Alimony Attorney

Minneapolis Spousal Maintenance Attorney

In some instances, one individual may not have enough income to be self-sufficient at the time of divorce. This person may be eligible to receive spousal maintenance, also referred to as alimony. However, the award is not automatically granted, and there are no fixed statutory guidelines indicating what the payments should be or how long they will last. Each case is considered individually. If you are wondering if you are a candidate for spousal maintenance, give us a call.

At El-Ghazzawy Law Offices, LLC, we assist clients in Minneapolis and the surrounding communities in seeking spousal maintenance where appropriate.  Call our office at 612-659-0199 to schedule an appointment.

How We Approach Spousal Maintenance Issues

To determine whether or not you may receive spousal maintenance, we will gather and review pertinent information, including:

  • The historical and anticipated earning potential of both parties
  • Length of the marriage
  • The ability of each person to contribute to their own standard of living and contribute to the standard of living of the other.

Many people going through a divorce are worried about financial stability, but they do not actually know what assets they have. As your legal representatives, we will review all relevant assets, including but not limited to retirement accounts, bank accounts and tax documents.

If you are eligible for spousal maintenance, we will seek the amount of temporary or permanent payments necessary for you to meet your household needs.

Enforcing Payment Obligations

It is important to include provisions for spousal maintenance enforcement in your divorce decree. This language can protect you financially, specifying a course of action in the event your former spouse fails to perform his or her obligation. We will carefully draft your divorce decree to ensure enforceability.

Skilled Legal Representatives on Your Side

For more information about spousal maintenance or to see if you qualify for these payments, please request a consultation.

Our offices are located in a stately mansion near downtown Minneapolis. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building.