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How to Deal with a Contentious Spouse During Divorce

If your spouse is prone to becoming angry or irrational, you might be concerned about his or her behavior during the divorce process. A contentious individual can make the entire process significantly longer and more difficult on everyone involved. Fortunately, there are some ways you can mitigate the potential problems caused by a spouse’s poor… Read More »

The Most Common Divorce Settlement Mistakes

When it comes to resolving a divorce case, it is almost always better to settle out of court rather than in engage in litigation. Still, if you are not careful or attempt to rush your way through the settlement process, you could find yourself dealing with an unfair outcome. Below are a few of the… Read More »

Minnesota Court of Appeals Releases Decision in Defamation Case Involving Divorce

At the end of April, the Minnesota Court of Appeals released an unpublished decision in the case of Molitor v. Molitor, a defamation lawsuit filed by a husband against his wife. The case was closely tied to the couple’s divorce. The two were married in 2008 and had a daughter in 2012 before separating in… Read More »

Study: Approximately Half of Divorced People Had Doubts Before Marriage

A recent survey conducted in the United Kingdom will also be of great interest to people here in the United States. Nearly half of divorced Brits interviewed by U.K. family law specialists Slater and Gordon said they had doubts about their relationship before their wedding, but went through it anyway. Of that group, 65 percent… Read More »

Keep Close Records of Alimony Payments After Divorce

Alimony payments are usually tax deductible for the person making the payments and are considered taxable income for the person receiving it, so it is extremely important to keep close, detailed records whether you are paying or receiving it. It is common for spouses to dispute the amounts of alimony that were paid, or for… Read More »

Pew Research: ‘Gray Divorce’ Becoming More Common

The frequency of divorce among people over 50 has risen to record heights, according to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center. From 1990 to 2015, divorce rates among Americans aged 50 and older more than doubled. For Americans over 65, divorce rates nearly tripled within that same period. Now, 10 out of every… Read More »

What You Should Know About Alimony Before Divorce

If you are preparing for divorce, you may also have to plan for the prospect of alimony — whether it is paying or receiving it. If one spouse earns significantly more money than the other and you have been married for at least several years, it is possible a judge will order an alimony arrangement…. Read More »

How to Tell If You’re Working with a Good Divorce Attorney

It may be difficult to determine if your divorce lawyer is representing you well, as you may not have gone through the divorce process before. If you have any doubts at all about the quality of your legal counsel’s service, consider the following points: Your attorney explains the steps of the divorce process You should… Read More »

What to Do If You Receive a Child Support Petition

If you receive a formal petition for child support, you must respond in an appropriate manner. In Minnesota, state law considers child support a fundamental right of all children, which means you are legally obligated to support your kids. When you get the petition, read the instructions in the letter and comply accordingly. In most… Read More »

Analyze Your Finances Before You Get Divorced

Every divorce includes the process of dividing marital assets and debts. To fully prepare yourself for this process and to increase your chances at obtaining an equitable outcome, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of your financial situation and outlook. The following are some aspects of your finances you should analyze in detail before… Read More »