Will I have to continue to support my spouse after we are divorced?

Lakeville, MN family law attorney Julie Seymour talks about the issue of supporting your spouse after you are divorced.

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Well, maintenance is not a guarantee for the person asking for it or for the person that would be required to pay it in Minnesota. There is not a set formula that the courts look at to determine if one person is a candidate for an award of spousal maintenance or not. The court has to look at several factors, which includes the need of the person requesting it, the ability of the person that is asking to pay it, the length of the marriage, and the standard of living that the parties enjoyed during the marriage.