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
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
All parents are expected to protect their children’s physical and emotional wellbeing. A parent who is incapable of doing so or who poses an active threat to a child’s wellbeing may have his or her parental rights terminated. In general, American courts operate under the philosophy that it is usually in the child’s best interests Read MoreRead More
After your divorce, you may be required to pay alimony to your former spouse. Alimony, also referred to as spousal maintenance, is usually awarded in cases where one party would need additional funds to be able to maintain a similar quality of life after the divorce is finalized. The order may say when the payments Read MoreRead More
A recent study from the U.S. Census Bureau has found that mothers are actually less likely than fathers to meet their monthly child support obligations — although moms are rarely the ones who are ordered to pay child support in the first place. As of 2011, about 18.1 percent of custodial parents were fathers in Read MoreRead More
One Minnesota couple is demonstrating to the world that there is no limit to how much love you can offer children. The couple married over twenty years ago and planned on having a large family together. However, they were devastated when doctors told them that they were unable to conceive children. Despite the doctor’s prognosis, Read MoreRead More
The property division process involves the marital assets that a couple gained during their marriage being subject to an equitable split. Disability benefits can be considered to be a marital asset, which means they would also be subject to the property division process. Disability benefits are classified as any payments that a worker receives after Read MoreRead More
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