We received our first report of a win in court under the new law. The attorney who contacted us reported that a district court judge in Dakota County eliminated the client obligor’s $1,000 per month alimony obligation, due to the two and one-half year cohabitation of the obligee.
Have you filed for a modification under the new law that went into effect August 1, 2016? If so, we need to know your experience!
In order to be sure the true intent of this law is applied, we need to know your story. Whether successful or unsuccessful in your attempts to modify your spousal maintenance, we need to know in order to communicate to legislators whether this new law needs further changes. MNAR Contact Us Page
Summary of the new law:
is added to MN Statute 518.552 – The maintenance Statute:
Why Minnesota Alimony Reform? Lack of consistency and predictability.
Currently, due to the lack of specific guidelines in the Minnesota divorce law, there can be differed awards from different Judges, sometimes in the same Court. Judges must weigh several factors and make a ruling.
“The reform of Spousal Maintenance law is needed in Minnesota to bring fairness, self support and finality to the parties of divorce. We want to reform the law to enable the courts to apply them consistently, regardless of the judge presiding, while protecting the truly needy.”
For More information Contact: Dr. Michael Thomas, 507-337-9703, firstname.lastname@example.org
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