By aphlaw | Published January 24, 2022 | | |
Minnesota courts refer to divorce as the “dissolution of marriage,” a term that you’ll find on most divorce-related forms you must file with the court. One of many reasons to work with a divorce attorney rather than trying to go it alone through the process is that an experienced attorney will have all of the Read MoreRead More
The majority of divorces are filed on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences.” But what exactly does that mean? Essentially, the “irreconcilable differences” grounds for divorce is used when filing a no-fault divorce. This means neither spouse intends to prove the other spouse was at fault or committed some form of wrongdoing that resulted in the Read MoreRead More
As you go through the divorce process, it is likely you will encounter some legal jargon with which you are not familiar. With this in mind, we’ve collected a list of some divorce-related terms you should learn so you can stay informed and plugged in throughout your case. Take a look below. Annulment: The ending Read MoreRead More
One of the common issues that arises in more contentious divorce processes is a spouse attempting to conceal assets to prevent them from being subject to the asset division process, or to attempt to pay less child or spousal support. This can be frustrating for a spouse who needs additional support, or who is counting Read MoreRead More
Many divorced parents who do not have custody of their children believe their obligations to pay child support ends at 18. But this may or may not be the case, depending on the language of your divorce decree and your child’s aspirations for a post-secondary education (be it college, trade school, associate’s school or otherwise). Read MoreRead More
A joint bank account is any bank account owned by two or more people. Many married couples use joint bank accounts, giving each party the right to make deposits and withdrawals and take other actions regarding the account. During the divorce process, the court will likely view any funds in a joint account as marital Read MoreRead More
If a person fails to pay child support, there is a possibility they could face jail time, should they continue to fail to meet their obligations. This happens if they become held in contempt of court. Here’s what you need to know. Seeking contempt of court Any time a person fails to obey a court Read MoreRead More
As you go through child custody proceedings in court, the courts will take allegations of domestic violence extremely seriously. The court will not just take you at your word that domestic violence occurred. Judges will need to review evidence, and will consider issues such as: Whether the alleged domestic violence was directed at or affected Read MoreRead More
There are a lot of challenges associated with the divorce process, not the least of which is figuring out how you will emerge from the process with financial stability. Here are a few tips to help you with your money management during divorce so you can maintain financial sanity. Only take advice from experts: You’ll Read MoreRead More
The best tool you have available to protect your assets in the event of a divorce is a prenuptial agreement. In such an agreement you can lay out all the stipulations for what will happen to your assets should you and your spouse end up getting divorced. But what if you have trusts? Can you Read MoreRead More
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