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April 2014 Archives

Intellectually disabled Minnesota dad's parental rights restored

Some readers may not be aware that there are two types of child custody in Minnesota: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to time the child spends living with a parent. In other words, the type of child custody that most people think of.

Education is essential preparation for a divorce asset split

One of the most difficult divorce related legal matters that couples must address in a divorce proceeding is money. From child support and alimony to property division or a small family business, money matters are often the most contentious family law legal disputes, and that is one reason it is so important for people to educate themselves. Minnesota readers may have seen a recent article about divorce and preparing for the inevitable divorce asset split.

Divorce and a family-owned business can be tough combination

Mixing business and pleasure can be difficult, even in good times. When things go bad, however, it is much worse. Unfortunately, despite everyone's familiarity with the age-old idiom, the mixing of business and pleasure happens all the time. In fact, Minnesota readers may find it interesting to learn, according to the most recent Census data on divorce, there are nearly 3.7 million married couples who own businesses together. That is a major risk in an otherwise unpredictable world.

U of M researcher says divorce among older Americans is way up

It may seem like once a marriage reaches a certain length, the couple is going to stay together until one spouse passes away. But new research from the University of Minnesota into divorce rates suggests that as Baby Boomers get into their 60s, they are divorcing at surprisingly high rates.

High profile custody dispute gets ugly

Child custody disputes are notoriously contentious. With so many issues to address including the legal and physical custody of the child, visitation rights and child support, it is understandable why so many people have difficulty resolving these issues amicably. This is especially true when the child custody case involves high-profile parents.

Being prepared for divorce can save a lot of money

Getting divorced is a frightening prospect financially, especially for older high-asset couples with large and complex estates to divide. Fortunately, with a little bit of effort and some straightforward pre-divorce planning it is possible to keep the costs of property division in check. Minnesota readers thinking about filing for divorce may find the following blog on divorce preparation and the divorce asset split informative.

Will Gywneth Paltrow's divorce be collaborative?

The news that actress Gywneth Paltrow and her husband, rock star Chris Martin, are getting a divorce has spread across gossip websites and other media sources around the country since it was announced late in March. Though celebrity divorces are nothing new, one possibly noteworthy thing about this one is that the couple claims their split is free of bitterness, anger, and other negative emotions often experienced during a divorce.