Continuing on a topic from prior posts  (here and here), WCCO recently covered the efforts of the new Minnesota Alimony Reform Group to overhaul Minnesota’s spousal maintenance laws, starting with a bill on cohabitation.

With the start of the new legislative session today, we’ll see what new bills actually materialize. But it seems a virtual certainty that the debate won’t stop there.

We’re still awaiting the Minnesota Supreme Court’s decision in Curtis v. Curtis (more on that case here), and, in a decision last month, the Minnesota Court of Appeals seemed convinced that a spousal maintenance recipient should never need to spend retirement savings awarded in a divorce.

With custody and child support overhauled in 2015, spousal maintenance certainly seems the next issue ripe for action.

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