Ramsey County Divorce Lawyer

Ramsey County Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is always difficult, and if you are facing a divorce, you are facing what is often a complicated legal process. The fact is, however, that understanding the basics can help you move forward with more confidence. Further, working closely with an experienced Ramsey County divorce lawyer will help ensure that your rights are well protected and that you don’t come away from your divorce with less than you are entitled to.

The Primary Elements of Divorce

Every divorce is as unique as the couple involved, but the major components of divorce universally apply, and these include:

  • Your Child Custody Arrangement – If you have children, your child custody arrangement is obviously paramount. Generally, parents share legal custody, which means that they make important decisions together on their children’s behalf. Parents also typically share physical custody, but one parent is likely to have primary physical custody, which means the kids live primarily with him or her while the other parent has a visitation schedule. 
  • Child Support – Child support is generally paid by the parent with the visitation schedule to the primary custodial parent.
  • The Division of Marital Property – The property you and your spouse acquired during the course of your marriage is your marital property, and the court will endeavor to divide it in a manner that is just and equitable – but not necessarily equal.
  • Spousal Maintenance – Spousal maintenance only applies if one spouse doesn’t have the necessary resources to maintain the standard of living reached in the marriage and also lacks the ability to earn the income necessary to reach that standard of living. Generally, spousal maintenance is a temporary remedy to help the spouse in need find his or her financial footing.

Divorce Basics

If you are facing a Minnesota divorce, there are some basics that it is helpful to know, including:

  • One of you must have been a resident of the state for at least 180 days – six months – prior to filing for the dissolution of your marriage. Military personnel who maintain Minnesota residency can file for a Minnesota divorce.
  • You must file in the district court in the Minnesota county in which at least one of you lives. 
  • Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state, which means that your divorce will be predicated on your inability to sustain your marital relationship – rather than on you or your spouse’s fault in the matter. 
  • Unless the court issues orders for the pendency of your divorce, you retain the same financial and parental rights throughout the divorce process – until you are divorced and the issues relevant to your divorce are delineated in your Judgement and Decree (your final divorce papers).                                                                                                                                  

If You Are Divorcing, It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Ramsey County Divorce Attorney

Divorce isn’t an easy process, but the results are extremely important to you and your children’s futures. The experienced divorce attorneys at Atticus Family Law in Ramsey County dedicate themselves to helping clients like you obtain beneficial divorce results.  Our formidable legal team is on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.

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