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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 »

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 »