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How Much Spousal Support Will I Pay?

In many situations where a marriage ends, one spouse becomes obligated to pay support to the other after the divorce.  The support, which can be called maintenance or alimony or spousal support, is intended to ensure that a lower-earning spouse doesn’t become unable to support him/herself or experience a significant decline in his or her...

Child Support & Dependency Exemptions

Who Gets To Claim The Kids After The Divorce? It’s not uncommon for there to be some dispute about who gets to claim the children for tax purposes.  Over the years I have heard many myths about who gets to claim what for taxes, some people think it’s automatically split equally, others say that if you pay child support you get to claim the kids every year, both of these are only partially correct. First, let’s look at the IRS regulations.  The Internal Revenue Code 152(c)(3)(a) says that the custodial parent gets to claim the child unless the parent “affirmatively ...

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Social Security Benefits And Minnesota Divorce

Ex-s With Benefits: Collecting social security benefits after a Minnesota divorce Did you know that if you are divorced, you may be able to collect social security benefits based on your ex-spouse’s payment record?  You can be ex’s with benefits—of the financial kind.  To make things even better (or worse, depending on the friendliness of your relationship with your ex), if you collect benefits based on your ex’s record, this does not reduce the amount of benefits that your ex receives. Before I cover what is required to get social security benefits, it’s important that you understand this.  Many people ...

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Social Security Benefits And Minnesota Divorce

Ex-s With Benefits: Collecting social security benefits after a Minnesota divorce Did you know that if you are divorced, you may be able to collect social security benefits based on your ex-spouse’s payment record?  You can be ex’s with benefits—of the financial kind.  To make things even better (or worse, depending on the friendliness of your relationship with your ex), if you collect benefits based on your ex’s record, this does not reduce the amount of benefits that your ex receives. Before I cover what is required to get social security benefits, it’s important that you understand this.  Many people ...

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