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Divorce Attorneys in Minneapolis

Divorce Attorneys in Minneapolis

If you’ve come to the difficult conclusion that divorce is the right step for you – or if your spouse is pushing the issue – it can leave you unsure about what to do and where to turn for the help you need. Because the consequences of divorce will directly affect your rights and your future, reaching out to an experienced divorce attorney in Minneapolis early in the process is always well advised.

The Terms of Your Divorce

There is no doubt that your divorce will reflect the unique circumstances of your life, but the terms of your divorce that must be resolved remain the same across the board (as applicable to your situation), including:

Legal Custody

Even if you and your children’s other parent are no longer together, you’ll need to address the matter of who will be making important decisions (such as the following) on their behalf:

  • Their education
  • Their healthcare needs
  • Their extracurriculars 
  • Their religious upbringing

Generally, legal custody is addressed in one of the following ways:

  • Both of you share the responsibility
  • Both of you share the responsibility, but one of you is awarded tie-breaking authority 
  • You divide the responsibility between you according to the category of decision that needs to be made

Parenting Time

How your children divide their time between you and their other parent is your parenting time schedule and, while your schedule may be unique to you, it will fall into one of the following two classifications:

  • You and your ex are splitting your time with the kids more or less equally
  • One of you becomes the primary custodial parent while the other has a parenting time schedule

Child Support

Both of you will be required to continue supporting your children financially, and child support helps to balance this responsibility between you. While a variety of factors go into the child support calculation process, the parent who earns more generally pays child support (even when physical custody is relatively balanced).

The Division of Marital Property

Marital property refers to any and all of the assets that you and your spouse came to own while you were married. Upon divorce, these assets – or their value – must be divided between you fairly (in light of the unique circumstances involved). 

Spousal Maintenance

If your divorce leaves one of you unable to support yourself financially while the other has the means to help, spousal maintenance may be ordered to help the recipient gain financial independence through further education or the acquisition of job skills. 

Reach Out to an Experienced Divorce Attorney in Minneapolis Today

The savvy divorce attorneys at Atticus Family Law in Minneapolis recognize the urgency of your divorce concerns and are standing by to help protect your parental and financial rights. Your case is important, so please don’t delay contacting us for more information today.

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