Minneapolis Minnesota Alimony lawyer
St Paul Spousal Support attorney
Spousal maintenance, also commonly known as alimony or spousal support, may be an issue when one spouse was the primary income provider for the family. After the divorce, persons may need supplemental income until they can be self-supporting. However, alimony is not automatic. Clients often need legal counsel to assert their rights and interests.
Walling, Berg & Debele, P.A., has been representing clients in alimony cases for more than 18 years. We are strong legal advocates for our clients, regardless of whether they are seeking alimony payments or fighting against an obligation to pay. Please contact our office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to schedule a consultation.
Our goal as attorneys is not to seek spousal maintenance to punish the other party, but rather to seek payment in situations where it is really needed. Examples of these situations include:
- Spouse did not work during the marriage or has been out of the workforce for a lengthy period of time
- Spouse cannot work because of illness, injury or disability
- Spouse has limited job skills and education
- One spouse paid for the other's education or medical bills before the divorce
- One spouse would have a significant drop in living standards without supplemental income
Spousal support awards are not always permanent; in fact, they are commonly meant to be rehabilitative in nature, only existing long enough for the receiving spouse to get back into the workforce or get an education. In situations involving repayment for educational expenses paid during the marriage, alimony is only available until the repayment is complete. Effective representation requires knowledge of these and other spousal support guidelines as well as effective negotiation and litigation skills in order to begin receiving or to continue receiving payments.
Contact an Experienced Alimony Lawyer
Walling, Berg & Debele offers the experience and quality legal advice you need when dealing with divorce and spousal maintenance issues. Contact us today for an initial consultation.
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