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How is property division determined after a Minnesota divorce?

When you're married, you may not worry too much about who really owns the sports car or whether or not the furniture set is really yours because you bought it before you met your spouse. However, once a divorce is in process, property division becomes a very important topic. If you don't have children, it will likely be the focus of the proceedings. Ways of determining who owns what when a couple splits varies depending on state law. Minnesota is considered a common law property state. So, what exactly does that mean for your assets?

When parenting disputes lead to custody issues

Divorces can be quite contentious for many Minnesota couples. Despite the stress, most couples are able to remain cordial to their exes and swap physical custody in accordance with a visitation schedule. It's not uncommon, though, for some exes to harbor ill will toward each other and project that onto their children. This can lead to parenting disputes that can cause complications. Read on to learn more about why parents should attempt to keep the peace and avoid taking matters into their own hands when they have disagreements about child custody.

Situations when prenuptial agreements are advised

Lately, there has been much talk about prenuptial agreements. They are becoming more commonplace among Minnesota couples of all income levels and are no longer reserved for those of celebrity status. While prenuptial agreements offer many benefits to couples entering a marriage, they're not necessary for everyone. Read on to find out the situations in which a couple should consider a prenup.

Understanding divorce: Helping you make the right decisions

A divorce is a complex legal process that involves extreme emotions. There's a lot at stake for divorcing Minnesota couples: children, finances and assets. Complicating things further is that most people don't really know a lot about the divorce process. They don't know what options they have available and this can leave them frustrated. Knowledge is power, so we believe that it's important to give clients the power they need to make the right decisions.

Property division and selling the family home

When a marriage ends in Minnesota, one of the biggest challenges is asset division. Property division is a sore subject for many divorcing couples and it's not uncommon for couples to argue over who gets the house, car, furniture, art collection and other sentimental assets. When a couple agrees to sell the family home and split the proceeds, it's a step in the right direction, but there are still issues that may arise if the home doesn't sell as quickly as expected.

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