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Legal Topics: Spousal Maintenance

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  • Minnesota Statutes, index topic Spousal Maintenance
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Alimony, from FindLaw.
  • Alimony: What You Need to Know Before Divorce, from Nolo.
  • Alimony: Records You Should Keep After Divorce, from Nolo.
  • SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE (ALIMONY), from Getting a Divorce, from LawHelpMN.org.
  • A Guide to Child Support & Spousal Maintenance Cost-of-Living Adjustments, from the Minnesota Office on the Economic Status of Women.
  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota's legal encyclopedia, Part 5 of the article on Dissolution of Marriage.
  • Family Law Financial Deskbook, Chapter 3.
  • Minnesota Family Law Practice Manual, Chapter 8.
  • Swaden, Martin L. Family Law, Chapter 8.
  • Related Topics: Child Support; Divorce; Motions;


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