Alimony Lawyer Minneapolis, MN

The divorce attorneys at Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC located in Roseville, MN handle all aspects of family law including the issue of alimony. Alimony is also now known as spousal maintenance. The terms are interchangeable. Spousal maintenance is the payment made by one spouse to their ex-spouse after their marriage ends in divorce.

Spousal maintenance is one of the more complex, fact-driven issues in a divorce. Unlike child support, where the court sets a specific amount pursuant to a pre-determined child support guideline, spousal maintenance is a more complex analysis, with results varying due to the specific facts of each particular case. As there is no set spousal maintenance “guideline” in Minnesota law, spousal maintenance is one of the most litigated issues in divorce in Minnesota. Having the right approach and the right team with the right skills is essential to getting you the right result.

Whether you are being asked to pay alimony or whether you are wondering if you are entitled to an award of alimony, our Minneapolis divorce lawyers can help you out. We can help you assess your situation and determine what you may be entitled to receive for spousal maintenance. We can also assess your risk of having to pay spousal maintenance to your spouse.

Alimony Options

Alimony payments can be either temporary or permanent in nature.

  • Temporary alimony payments are payments that will end after a certain period of months or years. For example, you may be entitled to alimony for a period of time that will allow you the ability to complete your education, obtain a job and become financially self-supporting.
  • Permanent alimony payments are payments that continue indefinitely. Permanent alimony will only end if the recipient remarries, the court terminates the support, or if either party dies.

Am I Entitled to Alimony?

Your entitlement to alimony depends significantly on your present financial circumstance. There are several factors that are considered when determining spousal maintenance. The court will consider how long you and your spouse were together, whether you signed a prenuptial agreement or not, whether you both worked or only one of you worked, and who has contributed to the property and assets acquired during the marriage.

Other Factors Include:

  • the financial resources available to each party,
  • the education and training of each party,
  • the ability to earn an income,
  • the standard of living established during the marriage, and
  • the age, physical and emotional condition of each party

Determining the value of your or your spouse’s alimony claim is complex. We understand that it can be hard to rebuild your life after a divorce, especially when you have become used to having a certain amount of income every month. Our Minnesota alimony lawyers can help fight on your behalf and ensure that you are being treated fairly in your situation.

It is important to hire an experienced family law attorney to handle this difficult issue. The team of Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC have litigated and settled all variety of spousal maintenance cases, from initial settings of spousal maintenance, to post-decree modification of previously ordered spousal maintenance to appealing spousal maintenance orders the Minnesota Court of Appeals. We have the experience to fairly and accurately evaluate your case and zealously represent your interests.

Please call Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC today at 651-633-4400 to discuss these issues or any other questions.


2585 Hamline Ave. North,
Roseville, MN 55113

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