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Myths Abound When It Comes to Child Support Obligations

A child support obligor is any parent who has been court-ordered to pay child support. Many of these individuals feel that they have been mistreated by the legal system, but don’t know that they have rights. This is not true, although some context is needed to clarify this misconception. First, child support laws are supposed… Read More »

Watch Out for These Common Signs of Stress in Children After Divorce

Divorce can be difficult on everyone involved — especially your children. Young people might not be able to grasp how the divorce will affect their lives and their family dynamics. Some research indicates that as many as 25 percent of children whose parents divorce will experience some level of ongoing emotional or behavioral difficulty. As… Read More »

Tips to Help You Prepare Financially for Divorce

The divorce process can quickly become complicated, especially when it comes to untangling the web of assets, debts and financial responsibilities of both spouses. You can make the process easier on yourself by getting your finances organized once you know you are getting a divorce. The following are a few tips to help you prepare… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody

Are you preparing to go through a divorce? You may have some questions regarding child custody. Below are answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions our divorce attorneys receive on this important issue: Q: If one parent moves out of the home without the kids, does it hurt his/her chance to secure… Read More »

What Types of Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) are Available in Minnesota?

During all divorce proceedings, and even after a divorce has been finalized, Minnesota courts may order one spouse to pay alimony to the other. Alimony —known as spousal maintenance in Minnesota — is meant to provide a spouse who needs financial support with some financial assistance to allow that person to have a reasonable standard… Read More »

Preparing the Paperwork When Filing for Divorce in Minnesota

In Minnesota, divorce is formally referred to as “dissolution of marriage,” but the terms are essentially interchangeable. To begin the process of filing for dissolution of marriage in the state, you will need to complete a fair amount of paperwork. There is a helpful website, hosted by the Minnesota Judicial Branch, that provides you with… Read More »

Options for Serving Divorce Paperwork in Minnesota

After you have prepared and filed all the necessary paperwork for a Minnesota divorce, you must then serve your spouse with those documents. The service process is quite important, as it provides legal notice of the court action and gives the person being served an opportunity to appear and provide his or her own point… Read More »

Emotional Abuse and Divorce: What You Should Know

If you have been involved in an emotionally abusive relationship and are now seeking a divorce, there are a few things you should know about how your former partner may attempt to manipulate both you and the divorce process. Many abusers try to control their victims. An abusive spouse’s goal is to make you feel… Read More »

Guidelines for Communicating with Your Spouse During Divorce

As you go through a divorce, you might find it difficult to communicate with your spouse or, at the very least, to determine how to communicate with that person. Sometimes you can communicate directly with your spouse, while at other times you may wish to go through an attorney. Or, it might be best to… Read More »

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 »