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Helping You Reach A Favorable Spousal Support Agreement

Questions about money are often a point of contention in spousal disputes. These issues are magnified during divorce proceedings, mainly when spousal support issues arise. One party may feel that he or she is paying too much, while the other feels cheated.

If you are facing disagreements with your spouse over how much you will pay or receive in spousal support, I am here to help. I have been handling family law matters in the Fargo/Moorhead area for 18 years and have seen my fair share of these cases. I am here to listen to your concerns and help you work towards your goals. While I will always be honest with you about what’s realistic for your situation, I will do everything I can to help you achieve an outcome you are satisfied with.

How Much Of Your Income Will Your Spouse Get? How Much Should You Get After Divorce?

In this process, it is essential to remember that the court determines spousal support agreements based on pragmatic and reasonable goals considering each party’s financial stability. My success as a Fargo divorce and spousal support lawyer reflects my ability to understand what you want and create a realistic and legal path to help you meet your needs.

Whether you are best served by mediation, settlement negotiation or courtroom proceedings, I can help you resolve your spousal support matters.

How Do Courts Determine Spousal Support?

Spousal support (also known as spousal maintenance or alimony) is not designed to be punishment for bad behavior in a marriage, nor is it a golden parachute for one party in a divorce. It is used to provide a spouse with a fair amount of financial support that reflects his or her role in the marriage partnership and limits any unfair economic effects the divorce may have on a spouse.

Spousal support is determined by a wide range of factors, including:

  • Each party’s level of self-sufficiency, which may be indicated by age, physical condition, emotional/mental stability and financial independence
  • Each party’s employability or need for education and training to become self-sufficient
  • The couple’s standard of living during marriage
  • How long the couple was married
  • Whether or not the payer spouse would be able to support themselves while making spousal support payments reasonably

No matter what side of the spousal support dispute you’re on, I will work hard to create a compelling case on your behalf. Want to learn more about what I can do for you? Call me at 701-297-2298 to tell me more about your situation today.

Work With A Lawyer Who Cares About Your Needs

I can guide you through the process and advocate for your best interests when facing spousal support issues in your divorce. Contact my office online or by telephone at 701-297-2298 to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about your options.