Spousal Maintenance Reform in the United States: The Times, They Are A’ Changing ("Evolving Family Law")

How spousal maintenance is addressed and treated in courts around this country varies greatly from state to state. Many states have enacted, or are in the process of enacting, significant legislative reform to their existing spousal maintenance statutes. Some states have abolished permanent spousal maintenance. Other states have greatly limited when and for how long a former spouse may be entitled to receive spousal maintenance. In today’s episode, Jana Deach and Jim Vedder discuss the recent trends in spousal maintenance reform in the United States and touch on what trends they have seen in the Minnesota courts in addressing the issue of spousal maintenance.