For couples on the verge of marriage, it may seem like a very uncomfortable discussion to talk about a prenuptial agreement, or "prenup," before the wedding occurs. However, some statistics show that in the United States approximately half of marriages ultimately end in divorce.
Minnesota legalized medical marijuana in 2014, when the legislature passed a law establishing the state's Medical Cannabis Program. The existence of this law raises the question of whether a parent's use of medical marijuana should be a factor in child custody determinations. In California, this has already become an issue.
Decades ago, most married couples in Minnesota consisted of a husband who earned the family income and a stay-at-home wife who took care of the home and children. When these couples divorced, the ex-husband was typically ordered to pay alimony to allow the ex-wife to maintain the lifestyle to which she was accustomed.
In last week's post we talked about the different methods of pretrial discovery used in a Minnesota divorce case. This week we will discuss one of these methods in more detail: the deposition.