The prospect of divorce can leave you facing emotional as well as legal hardships that need to be addressed head-on. While recovering emotionally is challenging in and of itself, protecting your parental and financial rights from the outset is paramount to guiding your post-divorce future. If you are facing a divorce, reaching out to a divorce attorney near you for the legal guidance you’re looking for is always in your best interest.
You and your spouse likely acquired assets – together and separately – while you were married, and these are considered marital property that must be divided between you fairly – or equitably – upon divorce. Separate property that either spouse owned at the time of the marriage and kept separate throughout continues to be their own separate property. The division of marital property is a universal divorce term that can become very complicated very quickly.
Minnesota addresses child custody in terms of both legal and physical custody (or parenting time). Parenting time establishes the schedule by which you and your ex will divide your time with the kids, and this generally falls into one of the following two arrangements:
Legal custody, on the other hand, determines who will be making the major parenting decisions moving forward, and it can be either sole or joint. The kind of decisions involved include those related to the following:
Minnesota holds both parents responsible for supporting their children financially, and the tool it employs to balance this responsibility fairly between both parents is child support. While a range of factors can go into the calculation process, the primary concerns are the number of overnights each parent has with the children and each parent’s income. Typically – even when parents split their overnights with the kids straight down the middle – the parent who earns more makes the child support payments.
Many divorces are finalized without addressing the matter of alimony, but if your divorce leaves one of you unable to support yourself financially while the other has the financial ability to help, alimony becomes a much stronger possibility. In most cases, alimony is intended to allow the spouse who receives it the financial assistance necessary to better support themself in the future through the acquisition of further education, experience, or job training.
The practiced divorce attorneys at Atticus Family Law in Minnesota have the experience and legal insight to skillfully advocate for your financial future and parental rights throughout the course of your divorce. Your case is important, so please don’t put off reaching out and contacting us for more information about what we can do to help you today.
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