Minneapolis family law attorney Denis Grande discusses paying spousal maintenance after retirement.
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Spousal maintenance does not necessarily terminate when you retire. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t terminate unless somebody goes back to court to try to terminate it. The general rule is that spousal maintenance will continue and perhaps it will continue at a lesser rate. However, a lot of people retire these days and they have as much income in retirement as they had pre-retirement and so it’s not automatic that spousal maintenance is either going to terminate or be reduced at the time of your retirement