As part of many divorce settlements, there may be an agreement related to spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance, which is also known as ‘spousal support’ and the more familiar term ‘alimony,’ is the financial support paid by one former spouse to the other after the end of their marriage. It is usually paid monthly, though this can differ depending on the specific agreement. This is assigned for a specific period of time, for a specific number of months or years or for the remainder of the individuals’ lives. It can also be altered by changes in one or both former spouses’ life circumstances, including new jobs, the loss of a job, or the onset of a catastrophic illness
If you have a spousal support agreement that needs to be modified for any reason and live in Minnesota, Johnson Mediation can help you. Legal processes, such as divorce, can convey to individuals that legal documents are difficult to change. Those involved in the creation of legal documents should do everything possible to ensure that they are accurate and lasting, but there are occasions when individual circumstances change, leading to the need for documents to be modified.
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Everyone reacts somewhat differently to a divorce situation. Divorced parents with minor children will most likely remain connected in some fashion as they work together to raise, nurture and care for he needs of each child. Post-divorce disagreements can escalate and cause harm to the children if each party is not willing or able to put aside resentments towards the ex-partner and put the needs of the child first. Johnson Mediation provides couples with helpful tools and support services to resolve parenting conflicts or emotional issues that may arise while moving on after divorce. Post-Divorce counseling services at Johnson Mediation are provided by a professional mediator with experience in grief recovery solutions and mediating changes to divorce agreements.
Spousal support (also called alimony) is one of the most important issues to settle during a divorce. It is not awarded in all divorce cases – it is used when one spouse cannot meet his/her needs without financial assistance. It is not a punishment but the court recognizes that there are instances in which one spouse is financially dependent on the other at the time of the divorce. This financial inequity or earning discrepancy means that the spouse that is less well-off is entitled to receive financial support to help him/her establish their life after the divorce. Johnson Mediation specializes in helping couples find ways to solve issues related to their divorce. If you live in Minnesota, our team can help you navigate the process of determining whether spousal support is necessary in your case, without a long and expensive court battle.
If you are considering mediation as a way to settle your divorce, you may wonder how the process works with the most complex, difficult and emotionally charged issues like the determination of spousal support. After all, in the weeks and months heading into a divorce, conflict can be extremely high and you and your divorcing spouse may not be able to agree on anything at all. Mediation is a cost effective and efficient way to settle all aspects of a divorce, including the determination of spousal support. Johnson Mediation understands the complex nature of divorce and the emotions that come along with it and will work with you to find workable solutions that will help set a positive tone for your future. We serve individuals and couples in the Chanhassen, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, MN area.