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September 2014 Archives

How is Minnesota child custody determined?

A divorce can be complicated and stressful for a Minnesota couple, especially if children are involved. In an ideal world, both parents would be able to see their children an equal amount of time. However, this type of arrangement -- joint custody -- requires a significant amount of cooperation and communication between the parents, and after a divorce, this is generally not possible. The most common child custody arrangement involves one parent having primary physical custody, with both parents sharing legal custody. How is custody determined after a divorce?

What is the purpose of a Minnesota prenuptial agreement?

With half of all marriages ending in divorce, those entering a marriage may wish to take the proper legal steps to protect assets. A prenuptial agreement may be right for many Minnesota couples, especially those who come into a marriage with a significant amount of assets. Here are some reasons why a prenuptial agreement can help you, and how you can ensure that your document is legally enforceable.

Child custody dispute causes United Airlines to divert flight

When Minnesota couples argue over custody of their children, they typically don't involve hundreds of witnesses. However, a routine flight to China turned into a bizarre kidnapping and child custody dispute as the plane was ordered to return to the United States after reaching Canada. The 180 passengers were then informed that a woman was aboard the plane who was allegedly attempting to kidnap her son with no intentions of returning him to his father in the United States.

I'm going through a divorce. Will I be able to receive alimony?

When Minnesota couples decide to end their marriage, there are many issues to contend with. Not only will their assets likely be split, but there may also be issues regarding child custody and support, as well as who gets to stay in the marital home. Alimony is another issue that is commonly discussed. However, not every divorce involves spousal support. There must be evidence of financial need by one spouse coupled with the other spouse's ability to pay.

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