Jun
9

What If Your Ex Doesn’t Follow the Divorce Decree?

When you get a divorce, you expect your ex-spouse to follow the obligations outlined in your divorce decree. But sometimes, the person to whom you were married falls short.

If your ex doesn’t follow the specifics in your divorce decree, what can you do? Remember, these are terms set by the judge in your divorce case, so they aren’t optional or to be taken lightly.

Here’s what you need to know about what recourse you can take if your ex doesn’t follow your Minnesota divorce decree.

Divorce Decree: What Is It?

A marriage that legally ends in divorce proceedings always has a divorce decree issued by the court at the end. In this decree, the specifics hammered out in your [...]

Apr
27

Tips Before Seeking a Divorce

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, getting a divorce from your spouse is the only option you have. But it’s a big decision – not something you should just jump into feet first.

The truth is, there is a lot to understand about the divorce process. There’s also a lot of information, some not very accurate, floating around about divorce, which can make things more complicated to understand.

Just as with other situations in life, each divorce case is different. But in general, there are factors you should be aware of before seeking a divorce. Read on to find out what those things are.

Things to Avoid

There are some things you do not want to do, even if you know [...]

Apr
14

Common Myths About Child Support

Child support: There’s plenty of information out there from many different sources – and not all of them are exactly trustworthy. You’ve likely heard the term “child support” or even seen it as a factor in your own separation and divorce, so it’s a term that’s familiar to many people. Pile on top of that how much is heard in the media about the topic, and often, “facts” are stated when they simply aren’t true.

Child support may be commonplace, but that doesn’t stop myths about it from being circulated and widely believed. These misconceptions can be damaging to everyone involved in the case, so it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Understand child support myths so you can take [...]

Feb
17

Mediators: What To Look for in your MN Divorce

Many people fear that divorce will be a long, contentious, drawn-out process in the courts. Fortunately, that is simply not true in many cases. Why? Because many of those going through a divorce choose a mediator to help them settle out of court before it has to go to trial.

The truth is that using a mediator can help you and your soon-to-be-ex resolve issues in your divorce outside of the courtroom. Seeking resolution in this way has an impact on the case and your experience in the divorce process. So, while divorce is never exactly a pleasant thing, using a mediator can make it far less hostile and just a little easier.

Here’s what you need to know about [...]

Feb
4

Assets Easily Overlooked in a MN Divorce

Often, one of the most tedious and difficult things about Minnesota divorce is dividing up assets from the marriage. Many people don’t want to fully undertake this time-consuming process, but it’s to their detriment if they don’t.

Why? Because there may be some assets from the marriage that you can lose when you’re too hasty and want to simply get through the divorce in as little time as possible. Here are a few of the easily overlooked assets in a Minnesota divorce that you’ll want to make sure to include on your asset inventory.

Common Assets in a Divorce

An asset is something you acquired in the marriage that has value. Some common assets that people don’t often forget about [...]

Dec
1

How Does Minnesota Divide Assets in a Divorce?

Sometimes, divorce must happen. Coming to the end of your marriage can be a painful process. Not only are their emotions to handle, but the assets you and your spouse have gathered over your marriage that must now be divided – including debt.

If a divorce is on the horizon for you – or you’re thinking of getting married and want to be proactive, just in case – then it’s important to understand how Minnesota divides assets in a divorce. It’s equally as important to understand what you can do to protect yourself should you ever need a divorce. Here’s what you need to know.

Property Division: The Process

In Minnesota, you can try to come to an agreement with [...]

May
21

How to Execute a Simple Divorce in Minnesota

Getting a divorce is a complicated matter. Just as no two relationships are alike, no two divorces are alike either.

That’s why the state of Minnesota provides several routes for couples to execute a divorce. There are requirements that must be met in the state before you can file, and you must decide which type of divorce best fits your situation.

Here’s what you need to know about divorce in Minnesota, plus how mediation might help your divorce process.

Legal Requirements for Divorce

In order to divorce in Minnesota, a few legal requirements must be met. These include:

    At least one person in the marriage has lived in Minnesota for a minimum of 180 days If children are involved, you
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Mar
25

Protective Order Violations During a Divorce

To say that a time leading up to a divorce may be contentious or even violent can be an understatement. After all, when a relationship has reached the point where a couple wants a divorce, chances are things are not going well between the people involved.

This may lead to situations where domestic violence occurs and, in the aftermath, an order of protection is provided to one party.

That can make the divorce proceedings a bit more complicated. Here’s what you need to know about protective orders and how they can impact your rights in a divorce proceeding.

What Is an Order for Protection?

An Order for Protection is an order by the court that can stop contact between two [...]

Mar
3

How Splitting Assets in a Minnesota Divorce Works

If you’ve decided to get a divorce in the state of Minnesota, then you know there are a lot of things to work out.

It’s vital to know what your rights are in a divorce, which is why you have an experienced divorce attorney to help guide you through the process. It’s also good to understand for yourself what your rights are when it comes to assets in a divorce.

Here is an overview of Minnesota marital property laws and a few of the most common mistakes made by those seeking a divorce as they work to split their assets.

What Is Marital Property?

In Minnesota, assets in a divorce are divided into two categories: marital and non-marital property. Any [...]

Jan
8

Ready to Change Your Divorce Decree? What to Know in Minnesota

When you first settled your divorce, you may have been perfectly happy with the divorce decree. Life can change, though, and your circumstances right along with it, causing your official divorce decree to become unworkable or impractical for one or both parties.

When a divorce decree becomes obsolete, then you can seek to have it modified. However, this process isn’t always easy.

Here’s what you need to know about changing your divorce decree and how you can make it happen with the help of an attorney.

Why Minnesota Divorce Decrees Are Modified

There are several reasons that someone may want to modify a divorce decree. The most common reasons include:

    The loss of a job Suffering from a disabling injury
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