Support For Children And Spouses After Divorce
For many of our clients, concerns about how basic living expenses will be met following separation and divorce is a primary focus. Spousal maintenance and child support are often the biggest financial considerations for individuals going through divorce. It is essential to make sure that you have an experienced lawyer on your side, helping you through every step of the financial, legal and emotional side of a divorce.
The experienced team at Nordaune & Friesen, PLLC, has been helping individuals in Wayzata and throughout the surrounding Twin Cities west metro area since 1983. We offer personalized representation for our clients and have a proven track record handling complex divorce and family matters.
How To Determine Your Spousal Maintenance
Spousal maintenance (often referred to as alimony) may be awarded based on a number of different factors, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Lifestyle you enjoyed with your spouse
- Ability to meet continuing expenses through your income
- Need for spousal support
Support may be awarded on a short- or long-term basis, all of which depend on the details of your specific situation. Our team will help explain the factors the courts consider when determining maintenance and how that affects your situation.
Calculating Child Support In Minnesota
Child support calculations are based on guidelines that evaluate:
- The number of children you have
- Each parent’s income (including self-employed parents and business owner’s income)
- The custody arrangement between both parents
While these calculations may seem straightforward, it is important you have an experienced lawyer evaluating the circumstances of your situation. We offer guidance for all divorce-related issues that involve children, including custody and visitation. We can also help change legal agreements if your circumstances have changed.