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Divorce Lawyers Hennepin County

Divorce Lawyers Hennepin County

Divorce is a difficult transition in anyone’s life, and because emotions tend to run high and protecting your rights (both parental and financial) is paramount, having an experienced Hennepin County divorce lawyer in your corner from start to finish is always well-advised. 

Your Divorce Terms

While your divorce will be utterly unique to you and your family, the basic terms that must be worked out do not vary, including:

  • Your child custody arrangements
  • The division of your marital property
  • Child support
  • Alimony (called spousal maintenance in Minnesota) 

If you and your divorcing spouse are able to find middle ground via compromises and negotiation, you can keep the decision-making between yourselves (and the court will almost certainly incorporate them into your final divorce decree). If not, however, you’ll need the court to step in on your behalf – for any terms that remain unresolved. 

Your Child Custody Arrangements

Child custody is divided into both physical custody (also called parenting time) and legal custody. Legal custody addresses who will be making critical decisions related to your children, including:

  • Decisions about your children’s schooling
  • Decisions about your children’s health care
  • Decisions about your children’s extracurricular activities
  • Decisions about your children’s religious education

You can share or divide (according to topic) this decision-making responsibility, or one of you can take it on himself or herself. 

Physical custody addresses when your children will live with you and when they will live with their other parent. While the scheduling options are limitless, the two basic divisions include one of you becoming the primary custodial parent (while the other receives a visitation schedule) or dividing your time with your children more equally. 

The Division of Your Marital Property

Those assets that you and your spouse acquired during the years of your marriage are, legally speaking, marital property, and upon divorce, these assets must be divided in a way that is equitable (or fair to both of you under the given circumstances). 

Child Support

The State of Minnesota requires both parents to contribute to their children’s financial support, and child support is the tool for doing so. Child support is calculated in accordance with each parent’s ability to pay, which means that the parent who is the higher earner usually becomes the payor (even if you split your time with your children equally). 

Alimony

Alimony will only play a role in your divorce if it leaves one of you facing a financial disadvantage (while the other has the financial means to help offset it). 

Seek the Professional Legal Guidance of an Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Hennepin County for the Help You Need

If you are facing a divorce, the trusted divorce lawyers in Hennepin County at Atticus Family Law understand the difficulties ahead and are committed to skillfully advocating for divorce terms that protect your parental and financial rights and that work for you and your children. To learn more about what we can do to help you, please don’t wait to reach out and contact us today.

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