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Temporary Relief Lawyer in Burnsville

Handling Divorces in the Minneapolis Metro Area & throughout Minnesota

When you are going through a divorce, you may find yourself in a difficult financial situation. In fact, many people don’t file for divorce because they are afraid of the financial consequences. There are also cases in which the breadwinner may file for divorce and leave the other spouse with no money to live. If either one of these scenarios sounds like what you’re going through, then you may be able to file for temporary relief with the help of Burns Law Office.

Call our temporary relief attorney in Burnsville at (952) 260-6376.

Asking for Relief

When you ask for relief, there are a number of questions that you have to answer.

They include:

  • The type and amount of financial relief you are requesting
  • Who you feel should temporarily live in the marital home
  • Whether you and your spouse own assets such as automobiles or other property and whether payments are being made on any loans against those assets
  • The number of children from this relationship or previous relationships
  • The amount of money owed on secured debts and their payments
  • Gross monthly income and the total amount of deductions

All of this information is used to determine whether you should be awarded temporary relief and how much you need. Supporting documents may include credit card statements, bank statements, mortgage balance and payment, pay stubs, and any other relevant information. Our Burnsville temporary relief attorney can make sure your application is filled out correctly.

After the Divorce

Temporary relief ends upon the entry of the final decree. This is because you will have completed the process of seeking alimony and, if there is reason behind awarding it, it will be awarded. This means alimony will take the place of the temporary relief.

If there are children involved, then child support will be awarded as well. Child support will last until the child is at least 18 years of age.

Alimony, on the other hand, may end when the spouse receiving payments remarries or shows a significant improvement in income to the point it is no longer needed. The court may also decide to award alimony for a specific amount of time, giving the receiving spouse ample time to go to college or receive training that improves earning potential. Temporary relief is simply a good starting point toward independence.

Contact Our Divorce Attorney

If you wish to file for divorce but feel that you can’t because you can’t move forward for financial reasons or your spouse has filed against you and you have no income, you will need temporary relief. John Burns will advocate for a fair award of temporary relief.

To get started, call Burns Law Office at (952) 260-6376 today.


Former Clients Share Their Experience with Our Firm
  • “We would not hesitate to recommend him to any of our friends and family.”

    - Kelly M. & Thomas Z.
  • “Since he only does family law he has done a lot of divorces so nothing in my case was new to him. John is very professional!”

    - Matt
  • “They all seemed to know Mr. Burns well and they respected him and trusted him which meant that they trusted what I had to say too.”

    - Robert

Why Choose Burns Law Office

  • Award Winning

    Mr. Burns has been identified as a Super Lawyer, Who’s Who in Family Law and Dakota County’s Heroes Award among others.

  • Impeccable Reputation

    Mr. Burns has an impeccable reputation in his community for going the extra mile. He is well respected by the Judges, colleagues and his clients.

  • Experience

    Mr. Burns has nearly 3 decades of legal experience focused exclusively on family law. He's helped nearly 3,000 families find the resolution they needed.

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