Sep
23

Can You Share a Divorce Attorney With Your Spouse in MN?

Going through a divorce can be a long, expensive, and arduous process, but it’s not always that way. In some situations, there may be agreement on all aspects of the divorce between the parties involved. That can make things a lot simpler, but many people wonder if they can make it even more simplified by using the same attorney as their spouse.

While it may seem like a clever way to save time and money, you and your spouse should not share an attorney in the divorce process. There are some good reasons why that you should educate yourself about – no matter amicable your divorce may be.

Do Divorcing Minnesotans Have to Get a Lawyer?

In Minnesota, neither party [...]

Sep
1

MN Custody Laws Every Parent Should Know

Child custody is rarely a straightforward issue in family court. Often, parents don’t agree on what is best for the child – and when you throw in the legal complexities, cases can easily become confusing and complicated.

Anyone who is going through a child custody case in Minnesota needs to do their homework. They must understand the issues that the court is attempting to address with child custody and what processes are used to bring about the most expedient and positive outcome.

Read on to find out the Minnesota custody laws every parent should know.

Types of Custody in Minnesota Law

There are different types of custody reflected in state law that parents need to understand. They include:

Physical Custody

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Jul
1

Does Your Spouse Have to Agree to a MN Divorce?

Divorce is a process that is rooted in conflict. It’s rare for two parties to agree on everything during the divorce process.

In some situations, one spouse may not even want a divorce at all while the other spouse very much does. When that happens, can you still get a divorce? In other words, does your spouse have to agree to a divorce in Minnesota?

The dissolution of a marriage is complicated, but if you have found you want a divorce, but your partner does not, what are your options? Read on to find out more.

Divorce in Minnesota

In the state of Minnesota, divorce law is no-fault. That simply means that it’s not required for one party to show [...]

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 [...]

May
13

When Do You Need a MN Child Support Modification?

When it comes to raising kids there are two certainties: It’s expensive, and it’s going to continually change.

Between the cost of food, childcare, education, extracurriculars, and housing, a lot of parents struggle to meet their children’s needs. Most parents who are going through a divorce in Minnesota have many remaining chapters of co-parenting before their children turn 18. That’s why it’s reasonable to expect that things will change from the time your divorce was settled to when  child support agreements are made.

Whatever judgment or agreement you had at the time of your divorce met your needs then, but circumstances change. You or your ex may have to modify your child support agreement over time. Here’s what you need [...]

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 [...]

Jan
7

Important FAQs about Child Custody in Minnesota

When you’re going through a divorce or separation, there are a lot of things to agree on and arrange between you and your soon-to-be-former partner. One of the issues that concern many people going through this process is child custody.

Child custody laws in Minnesota are important to understand if you have kids and have to decide how to co-parent with another person. In the state, child custody is an area of law that decides how and where the child or children live and how much time they spend with both parents. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about child custody in Minnesota.

What Is the Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody?

Legal and physical custody are [...]

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 [...]

Nov
17

Is Exposing a Child to Domestic Violence Neglect in Minnesota?

It’s not uncommon for criminal law and family law to intersect in Minnesota cases involving domestic violence. When a child is involved, the law is very specific in what kinds of acts constitute neglect of a child. It also further defines how domestic violence and domestic abuse are prosecuted.

If you’re facing child neglect charges that stem from a domestic violence charge, it can be confusing and scary. The important thing is to understand what these charges mean and how the law potentially punishes them. Read on to find out what you need to know.

What Is Domestic Violence in Minnesota?

There are several crimes that can be classed as domestic violence in Minnesota. What police examine to determine if [...]

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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