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Fighting for Money After Divorce Might Not Always Be a Good Idea

Money is the most common issue that leads to post-divorce fights between former spouses. If you are owed child support or alimony, it is absolutely understandable to want to take your fight to the court and exercise your right to what is owed to you.

However, there are a few circumstances in which fighting for your money might not actually be in your best interests. Here are some examples:

  • It will cost you more than you would receive: There are some circumstances in which the legal battle you would have to go through could cost you more than what you would actually get. This is unfair, but it’s reality. In some cases, it just doesn’t pay to go after the money owed to you.
  • Your ex-spouse doesn’t have the money: In some circumstances, a former spouse who owes child support or alimony legitimately might not be financially able to pay those bills. In a situation such as this, finding the appropriate time to bring the action to the court would likely be the most important consideration.
  • Fighting for the money is damaging your life and your children: Having to constantly go through courtroom battles can take a lot out of you, your pocketbook and your children. The more conflict that exists in your relationship, the harder it can be to navigate and the greater effect it can have on your life.

For more information on the steps you can take to enforce child support or alimony agreements, work with an experienced Minnesota divorce lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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  • "Tori had a thorough understanding of my situation and made excellent recommendations to resolve my concerns. She was persistent on communication and handled everything in a very timely manner. I would definitely hire her again in the future if needed." - M.K.

  • "With Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., it is like having a family physician. They are all knowledgeable, thorough, comforting, and the only call I need to make for all my legal needs for many years to come. No matter what the matter, I totally trust their advice and commitment to me and my family." - J.N.

  • "Mary from APH Law helped me thru a difficult divorce. She and the entire staff was there for me every step of the way helping me on what to do next. They listened to what I wanted and helped me achieve what matter the most to me in the divorce settlement." - Dana C.

  • "I chose APH after my initial consultation with Mary. I felt my best interest would be represented. The entire process went excellent, the attorneys and staff communicated effectively and efficiently with me throughout the process as they needed to. Being new to the legal process and verbiage, they walked me and talked me through the next steps and the jargon, I felt completely comfortable and represented. I hope I never have to use legal services again but if I do I will call Mary at APH Law and know that I will be taken care of." - Jeff M.

  • "Divorce is a time of emotion and stress. Mary Pfeifer , My lawyer was professional and compassionate. She was very informative through the process. Her insight helped me in my decisions. She worked hard to obtain a settlement which was fair to both parties. Though, I hope I won't need her help again. It is reassuring to know a good person that is willing to help." - Rod S.

  • "I first came to Ms. Jacquelyn Lutz of Appelhof, Pfeifer and Hart in October of 2016. It was definitely the worst time in my life and she compassionately spoke with me about my options. Ms. Lutz thoroughly explained the laws, statutes, process and what to expect going forward. What was supposed to be one case, turned into three intricate cases that took a huge toll on me and my family. Ms. Lutz represented me in court on all three cases with a vast knowledge of the laws and how to proceed accordingly. During all three cases she kept me informed, calm, gave me resources to utilize, and (most important) gave me a realistic view of what may come next. Ms. Lutz knew each case required a great deal of knowledge and creative thinking on how to legally proceed forward with each case. My family and friends are forever grateful for the amazing representation by Ms. Lutz. I highly recommend Ms. Lutz for anyone needing or considering superb representation for any kind of family law. " - M.H.

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