Important Change to Spousal Maintenance Law

The Minnesota legislature enacted a very important change to Minnesota spousal maintenance laws.  The change became effective on August 1, 2016.

Under the new law, cohabitation is now grounds for terminating spousal maintenance.  There are some factual tests that need to be met, but in very many cases (if not most) a party will be able to do so.

This means that if you are receiving spousal maintenance, you need to think very carefully about whether you want to move in with a significant other.

This also means that if you are paying spousal maintenance and your ex-spouse is living with a significant other, you should call me to talk about eliminating your spousal maintenance obligation.

I offer a free in-office case review.  It is necessary that you bring a complete copy of your divorce decree to the meeting.  Call me now!

Call attorney Dan Fiskum and Minnetonka Family Law now, at (952) 270-7700.  Minnetonka Family Law, P.A., is conveniently located at the intersection of I-494 andI-394 in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  Attorney Daniel Fiskum is a Super Lawyer and member of the ABA Family Law Section, and the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section.  He has practiced family law in Minnesota since 1992.

Daniel Fiskum is a Minnesota divorce attorney who has been practicing since 1992. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and has been named a "Super Lawyer" by the Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics. Mr. Fiskum is currently writing a book for attorneys and non-attorneys entitled "The Streetfighter's Guide to Divorce," which is scheduled for publication in May, 2010. Many of his blog entries will appear in the book. You may contact attorney Fiskum directly at (952) 270-7700. His office is located in the Carlson Towers in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The Fiskum Law website is found at

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