By Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. | Published October 31, 2022 | | |
Divorce laws can vary between states. If you’re filing for divorce in Minnesota, you might wonder whether you’re required to legally separate before the divorce is final. Minnesota does not require legal separation before divorce. Here’s what you need to know before you decide your next steps. What is legal separation? Legal separation is usually Read MoreRead More
If you have started to feel yourself growing away from your spouse and believe the marriage to be irreconcilable, you might consider whether to file for divorce or simply to separate from your spouse. So which is the right path to take? This entirely depends on your individual circumstances; every relationship is different. Here are Read MoreRead More
If you and your spouse seek a legal separation, the court can rule on issues such as child custody and support, spousal support, property division and other such issues, just as it would during a divorce. However, during the separation the spouses are still legally married and are not allowed to remarry without a divorce. Read MoreRead More
Sometimes, before moving ahead with a divorce, a couple may try a period of separation to see if the time apart might help them resolve their issues. What many people do not realize, however, is that there is such a thing as a legal separation— and it’s different from a divorce or an informal separation Read MoreRead More
By its very nature, separation is a much more vague relationship status than a marriage or divorce. A lot of the lines are blurred when you are separated, which poses some unique challenges. If you are considering a legal separation with your spouse, the following are some logistical issues you may expect to encounter: Children: Read MoreRead More
Divorce is not the only option when deciding issues about the makeup of your family. For some couples, legal separation is a viable alternative to divorce. When considering how to best meet your family’s needs, our talented team of legal professionals explains the differences between divorce and legal separation so you can make a decision Read MoreRead More
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