How to Determine how much Spousal Maintenance is Appropriate Many Minnesota families today rely on both spouses working outside the home to pay the bills. But income discrepancy can make it hard for divorced parties to maintain their marital lifestyle in separate homes. That is why Minnesota family law allows parties to ask for spousal […]
Q&A Blog #41 – What is a Karon waiver?
Q: I recently heard of something called a Karon waiver with regard to spousal maintenance. What is a Karon Waiver?
A: Minnesota law allows parties to seek spousal maintenance (formerly called “alimony”) from one another if their
Q&A Blog #40 – Can my ex-spouse and I agree to retroactively modify an maintenance award
Q: If my ex spouse and I agree to a modified spousal maintenance amount in mediation, retroactive to a particular date, will the Court honor that agreement?
A: The Court answered that question in Leifur v. Leifur, 820 N.W.2d 40 (Minn. Ct. App. 2012). In Leifur