After a divorce, there is often significant disparity in the earning capacity of the ex-spouses. In some situations, it is appropriate to award one party spousal support (also known as alimony or spousal maintenance).
There are different types of spousal support, including:
- Temporary: Paid during the course of divorce proceedings, before the final decree
- Rehabilitative: Awarded to one spouse to help him or her gain the education and training needed to become self-supporting
- Permanent: Long-term support awarded at the final divorce decree
The amount and duration of support depends upon a number of factors, including the income, earning ability, age, health, and marital conduct of each spouse and the length of the marriage.
Whether you are seeking spousal support/alimony or it is being sought from you, the lawyers at Conmy Feste Ltd. can protect your rights. We have significant experience handling spousal support issues and other family law matters for clients in Fargo-Moorhead and throughout surrounding areas.
We are well-versed in North Dakota and Minnesota spousal support laws and know how judges are likely to rule in these often-contentious cases. From property division issues to spousal support, we are prepared to protect your financial future in divorce.
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To discuss your legal issue in a free and confidential consultation, please contact us today online or by telephone at 701-353-0454. We have the skill and experience to handle complex, high-asset family law issues for clients in Fargo-Moorhead and throughout surrounding areas in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.