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October 2014 Archives

Determining an equitable divorce settlement

Divorce is a very stressful process, with emotions often taking control. Despite the bitterness and anger, it is important for Minnesota residents to understand their rights and make the right decisions. By understanding the law, individuals going through a divorce can ensure they receive a fair settlement to help secure their futures.

Why Minnesota divorce is becoming more common in those 50+

In the past, the longer a Minnesota couple stayed married, the less likely they were to divorce. It was unheard of for Minnesota grandparents to divorce, but the times are changing. Divorce is no longer the social stigma it once was, and with women more able to financially support themselves, they no longer need to put up with an annoying husband or a dull and unhappy marriage. In fact, statistics show that the divorce rate among those ages 50 and older doubled since 1990.

Understanding the child support modification process

When Minnesota couples divorce and children are involved, one of the main issues confronting them is determining child support. A judge typically sets this amount based on the noncustodial parent's income and other factors related to the child's needs. Although many parents want to financially support their children as much as possible, sometimes the judge's order can seem unreasonable, especially if a noncustodial parent loses his or her job or is diagnosed with a serious illness. When this is the case, a parent can attempt to modify the amount owed, but there is a process that must be followed.

Understanding Minnesota's property division process in a divorce

As Minnesota residents may know, nowadays, even marriages that have lasted decades are suddenly ending. Many of these marriages involve a significant amount of assets and dividing them between the spouses can be quite complicated. Fortunately, with your lawyer's assistance, marital property can be easily split with the help of Minnesota's three-step process.

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