dependent on tax returns. Both parents may determine amounts to contribute to an education fund for thechild’s future.
The alimony order shall be in amounts and for periods of time, either temporary or permanent, as thecourt deems just, without regard to marital misconduct, and after considering all relevant factors includingthe following guidelines:
1. The financial resources of the party seeking alimony, including marital property apportioned to the party, and the party’s ability to meet needs independently, including theextent to which a provision for support of a child living with the party includes a sum for that party as custodian;2. The time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking alimony to find appropriate employment, and the probability, given the party’s age and skills,of completing education or training and becoming fully or partially self-supporting;3. The standard of living established during the marriage;4. The duration of the marriage and, in the case of a homemaker, the length of absence fromemployment and the extent to which any education, skills, or experience have becomeoutmoded and earning capacity has become permanently diminished;5. The loss of earnings, seniority, retirement benefits, and other employment opportunitiesforgone by the spouse seeking alimony;6. The age, and the physical and emotional condition of the spouse seeking alimony;7. The ability of the spouse from whom alimony is sought to meet needs while meeting thoseof the spouse seeking alimony; and 8. The contribution of each party in the acquisition, preservation, depreciation, or appreciationin the amount or value of the marital property, as well as the contribution of a spouse as ahomemaker or in furtherance of the other party’s employment or business.
May 11, 1858
Number of Counties
State Population (2005)
State Quarter Issue Date
April 4, 2005
North Star State, Gopher State, Land of 10,000 Lakes