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What Are Some Common Risk Factors Associated With Divorce?

While divorces have, according to national statistics, been on the decline for the last decade or so, there are still a large percentage of marriages that end in divorce. Marriage counselors, divorce attorneys and sociologists have studied divorcing couples for years and are generally able to point to a certain set of “risk factors” that Read More

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Being Cordial With Your Spouse Can Save Money in Your Divorce

The more contentious a divorce is, the more likely it is to become drawn out and expensive. It stands to reason, then, that you can save quite a bit of money by simply being cordial with your spouse. Of course, this is much more easily said than done in some circumstances. But consider the amount Read More

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What to Know About Business Valuation During the Divorce Process

As you go through the process of dividing your marital assets during your divorce, you will need to also consider the value of any business assets you own. If you’re the owner of a small business, you might not have previously tried to come to an accurate estimates of its market value, so the process Read More

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How to Support a Family Member Through a Divorce

It can be very difficult to know what to say to a family member who is going through a divorce. You’ll want to be there for the person during his or her struggles, but what is the best way to truly provide caring support? Below are a few tips to consider: Remember that every case Read More

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How Does the State of Minnesota Enforce Child Support?

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 More

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Steps to Take as Soon as Your Divorce is Finalized

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 More

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Can You Get Alimony/Spousal Maintenance After a Divorce is Finalized?

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 More

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What if I Want a Divorce, But Don’t Know Where My Spouse Is?

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 More

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What is Parental Kidnapping?

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 More

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What You Should Know About Estate Planning After Divorce

Once your divorce is finalized, there will be a lot of changes you need to make in your life to accommodate your new situation. Any time you have a major change in your life, it’s a good time to revisit your estate plan, and a divorce is no exception. Most divorces provide for the fact Read More

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