By aphlaw | Published October 17, 2019 | | |
It is understandable if you want to avoid any contact whatsoever with your spouse after the two of you have decided to get a divorce. However, some level of communication will may be necessary to ensure the process goes reasonably smoothly. You have two choices: communicate directly or communicate through attorneys. Below are some issues Read MoreRead More
When two parents get divorced, one parent may be required to pay child support in an amount either determined by the court or agreed upon in negotiations and then approved by a judge. In the state of Minnesota, those child support agreements are enforced by the Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED), a unit within the Read MoreRead More
When your divorce is finalized, there are still a few tasks you will need to perform to protect yourself and get off to the right start in your new life. The following are a few of the steps you should take as soon as your divorce is official. Review your paperwork: Make sure you are Read MoreRead More
Minnesota is an equitable division of property state, as well as a no-fault divorce state. This means that the fault for the breakdown of the marriage will not affect the property division, and the property is to be divided based on what is just and equitable — not necessarily exactly equal. Some of the factors the Read MoreRead More
During a divorce, if either spouse is dealing with serious diagnosed mental health issues, it could affect anything from property division to child custody. As always, the judge will need to spend some time considering what is in the children’s best interests before making any big decisions. If the circumstances of the condition are extreme, Read MoreRead More
Postnuptial agreements are legally binding contracts established by couples after their marriage begins. Couples will typically implement a postnuptial agreement after certain major life changes occur. What those agreements contain can vary widely based on the couple, including some estate planning elements and, much like an antenuptial (prenuptial) agreement, some agreements over what would happen Read MoreRead More
During your divorce, the court may award you alimony (called spousal maintenance in Minnesota), which you would begin receiving in monthly installments at such time the court issues an order for spousal maintenance. This spousal maintenance arrangement may be permanent or temporary, depending on the circumstances of your marriage and divorce. When the divorce is Read MoreRead More
Prenuptial agreements (called antenuptial agreements in Minnesota) are useful tools for setting some general “ground rules” of a marriage and agreeing beforehand on how assets and liabilities would be distributed in the event of divorce. However, there are some circumstances in which one person might challenge the validity of the agreement during a divorce. This Read MoreRead More
It is fairly common people to lose track of a spouse after separation. This, however, adds some complications to an ensuing divorce. Fortunately, divorce is still possible even if the other spouse is difficult to locate. The following a brief overview of some of the steps you will need to take: Order of notice by Read MoreRead More
Parental kidnapping is defined in court as the removal, concealment or retention of a child in violation of the custody or visitation rights and the child’s own rights. The circumstances may involve a parent attempting to take a child out of the United States, or simply refusing to give a child back after their time Read MoreRead More
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