Alimony or Spousal Support in California or Minnesota
Spousal Maintenance, also known as Alimony: Sometimes exes agree that one of them will pay money to the other after the marriage is over. The law provides very little guidance on how much should be paid and for how long. When people approach this question legalistically, lawyers on each side take extreme positions and they negotiate from there; or if you’re working with a Super Lawyer, they figure out how to litigate about it, which often costs much more money than was at stake. The best way to decide about spousal maintenance is to have a good conversation about it, maybe with the help of a transformative mediator. In that conversation, you get to consider everything that feels relevant to you, and you get encouraged to make your own choices, rather than be coerced by your ex, or by lawyers or judges.