By aphlaw | Published March 30, 2021 | | |
You’ve probably heard various statements that marriages in America don’t last, or that the divorce rate is at record highs. But is this true? And how long does the average marriage actually last in the United States? Here’s a quick look at the research. Average marriage length The average marriage that ends in divorce lasts Read MoreRead More
There are some circumstances in which a divorcing couple is able to process their divorce without a whole lot of conflict and court appearances. If you and your spouse are able to sit down, negotiate amicably and work out the terms of your divorce efficiently, you could seek an uncontested divorce. The benefit of an Read MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
While annulment and divorce are entirely different concepts, many people believe they are the same thing. The two procedures are based on different reasoning, however. A divorce is a way of ending a marriage because there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marital relationship. An annulment is a decree by a court that the Read MoreRead More
In the past, a person seeking a divorce had to prove that the other spouse did something wrong or was somehow at fault for the failure of the marriage. Common grounds for divorce included adultery, domestic violence, abandonment, cruelty, substance abuse or the imprisonment of one of the spouses. Before a divorce would be granted, Read MoreRead More
In Minnesota, the divorce process is officially known as dissolution of marriage, and it can take place whether spouses agree to it or not. When the parties don’t agree to file for dissolution together, the party seeking the divorce will have to file with the court and then serve their spouse with divorce papers. To Read MoreRead More
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