Ardent alimony attorney ensuring your interests are protected

When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions you need to make that will have a long-term impact on your quality of life. One of the decisions is whether or not you are entitled to receive, or may be required to pay your spouse, monetary support, which is also known as alimony, maintenance or spousal support. At Fitzpatrick Family Law, we have a seasoned familiarity with Minnesota spousal support law under any name.

Alimony, maintenance, or spousal support is one of the issues about which divorcing couples most frequently disagree. A strong attorney on your side can help reach a fair and just result. Fitzpatrick Family Law is there for you.

Experienced in negotiating and litigating spousal support (alimony) agreements

Minnesota judges  consider the length of a couple’s marriage, their standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each spouse and the financial needs of each when determining whether spousal support should be granted, as well as how much to award and for how long it should continue. An experienced spousal support (alimony) attorney from Fitzpatrick Family Law can present your best case on this complicated and contentious issue.

In Minnesota, there are several  types of spousal support agreements or orders:

  • Temporary support provides support during the divorce action and may include attorneys' fees. 

  • Rehabilitative support (also known as temporary support) helps a dependent spouse become self-reliant and ends after a designated time.

  • Permanent support is given to a spouse who has long term economic needs. Although called "permanent," this type of support can be modified due to changing financial needs or other circumstances, including death or remarriage of the spouse who is receiving payments.

Working for your peace of mind

At Fitzpatrick Family Law, we represent clients who are seeking spousal maintenance (alimony) as well as those who may be required to pay it. Our clients are often concerned about whether they still will be required to pay maintenance if their circumstances change. Others come to us if they are not receiving the spousal support payments specified by their divorce decree. We can help you sort through the options, negotiate a fair spousal support agreement and, if necessary present evidence to the court as to amount and the number of years you should be receiving alimony or paying it.  

Contact our Minneapolis and surrounding areas family law firm experienced with spousal support (alimony) matters

Call Fitzpatrick Family Law at 612-617-0378 or contact us online to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Shannon Fitzpatrick.

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