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September 2014 Archives

Custody arrangements in Minnesota

Parents can follow this basic information pertaining to child custody in Minnesota. This information is for parents who are divorced or those who only have a child together. There are two issues when it comes to custody of a child. Legal custody and physical custody are the two types in the state. Legal is when the parent has the right to make decisions for the wellbeing of the child or any legal decisions. Physical custody is when the child lives with the parent all of the time or shares time spent between both parents.

Divorce involving son of Vikings part-owner takes strange turn

When a Minnesota couple chooses to part ways and get a divorce, there are numerous issues that must be navigated. If it is a divorce with significant assets and hefty financial holdings, it's likely that the disputes will be more intense as to which side will receive what once the divorce is completed. With family-owned businesses, business assets and a complex asset division, it's inevitable that the sides will try to find ways to keep as much as they possibly can.

Understanding issues regarding permanent alimony

A common concern for people in Minnesota who are choosing to get a divorce is how much spousal maintenance - if any - they will have to pay or will receive. Often, one spouse provides the support during the marriage and when a marriage ends, the other spouse will have a limited set of skills to get a job. They may also have other responsibilities such as children that make it impossible to function without enough alimony to pay for everything.

Factors used in Minnesota property division rulings

One issue that needs to be solved in a divorce proceeding is how to divide property. The first step in the process is to determine what is marital property. This is important because only marital property can be divided during a divorce settlement. Once an inventory of marital property is taken, a monetary value will be placed on that property. It will then be divided in an equitable manner.

What are dos and don'ts when denied parenting time?

Divorce in Minnesota is difficult enough when it's just a couple who decides that they can't stay together and chooses to part ways. When there are children involved, it's not a matter of separating the bank accounts, dividing up the property and moving on. There will be a lifelong link between the parents when they share a child. The best case scenario is for the parents to act civilly toward one another in the best interests of the child. That, however, is not always possible. In some instances, the parent who was granted child custody prevents the other parent from having parenting time. There are strategies that a parent should consider before undertaking a protracted legal fight.

The value of a prenuptial in any marriage

Marriage is more than an agreement between two people to pronounce their love and share their lives. It is also a legal partnership that comes with certain responsibilities and rights. This is why more people in Minnesota and around the country are requesting prenuptial agreements in order to safeguard their separate property in the event of a subsequent divorce. Various age groups also have differing views on these legally binding contracts.

Rock star files for divorce from fellow musician wife

In Stillwater, when a couple chooses to end their marriage and file for divorce, there are numerous factors as to how the estate will be divided. This is made even more complicated when there are substantial financial holdings that are likely to be in dispute. This is especially frequent with people who are public figures or who have a job that has accumulated large business assets.