Spousal Maintenance Mediation Services MN & WI
Many couples may refer to spousal maintenance by its former term, alimony. They are, however, one and the same. The concept came to be that an ex-husband should provide financial support to his former wife, as before the gender equality movement, many wives were stay-at-home mothers. Regardless off the history of this concept, spousal maintenance is still an issue that comes up during separations and divorces. Mediation can help resolve spousal maintenance questions by facilitating communication between both parties so that they feel empowered and heard. This allows couples to discuss their individual needs while considering the others needs. The purpose of mediation is to help you alleviate stress and save money by avoiding the court system. And when money is the question, saving it makes everyone feel better. Contact me today and I’m sure you’ll see that I’m here to listen, consider your needs, and help you communicate effectively.
When people feel they can trust a third party, they feel empowered and restored. This is the purpose of mediation. Trust can help you achieve peace, and this is why many people come to mediation: it is hard to gain peace through the court process. Give me a call today and we can get started discussing your issues and how the process of mediation can help.
Because spousal maintenance has a direct impact on each person’s livelihood, it can often be a heated topic. However, when facilitated with a listening mediator, this topic can go much more smoothly. When the topic of spousal maintenance can go smoothly, everything else can as well. This allows people to achieve the peace they are often searching for on this journey.
Types of Spousal Maintenance
There are two types of spousal maintenance that the courts recognize: temporary and indefinite.
Temporary Spousal Maintenance – This type of spousal maintenance involves a predetermined amount of time that financial support will be provided to a party in order to gain training or education that will help them gain employment.
Indefinite Spousal Maintenance – The form of spousal maintenance is often paid until the other party marries again, or another change in circumstances has taken place.
Factors Concerning Spousal Maintenance
There are a number of factors that come into play when determining the type and amount of spousal maintenance. These include:
- Marriage length
- Value of property division
- Unique circumstances for each couple, such as foregoing a career to raise a family
Spousal Maintenance and Mediation
Mediation can help couples with their spousal maintenance issues by facilitating communication and keeping the conversation moving forward, rather than getting hung up on one issue. Some things that are done during this topic of conversation include the creation of reasonable monthly budgets and future expenses, including for that of shared children and individual parties. Again, the goal of this mediation is to help you achieve peace. This is done by working through the process, so that you no longer have to think about it anymore and it can just be done. If you want peace and empowerment by working through spousal maintenance issues, give me a call today.
Experienced Spousal Maintenance Mediation
My office is located in Bayport, and I am here to help couples from around the area resolve their spousal maintenance issues. With my office and peaceful conference room overlooking the St. Croix River, I primarily serve couples who live in the east Twin Cities metro and western Wisconsin, St. Croix County and Washington County, as well as the specific cities of Afton, Hudson, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Stillwater, St. Croix Valley, St. Paul, and Woodbury.