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Woodbury Divorce Attorneys

Woodbury Divorce Attorneys

If you’re going through a divorce, there’s plenty going on – and there’s plenty at stake. The fact is that the outcome of your divorce will not only guide your financial future but will also dictate the time you spend with your children. In other words, the terms of your divorce are a blueprint for your post-divorce future, and it’s important to give them the careful consideration they deserve. If you’re facing a divorce, you need the experienced legal counsel of a dedicated Woodbury divorce attorney in your corner. 

Child Custody Arrangements and Child Support

If your divorce involves children, they are naturally your first concern, and obtaining child custody arrangements that adequately address your concerns is paramount. When it comes to child custody arrangements in Minnesota, the following terms typically apply:

  • Legal Custody – Legal custody encompasses the parental right and responsibility related to making significant decisions regarding healthcare, education, enriching experiences, and religious upbringing on behalf of your children. Joint legal custody means that both parents share in these decision-making processes, and sole legal custody means that one parent has the sole authority to make these decisions.
  • Physical Custody – Physical custody determines who the children live with, and it can also be either sole or joint. Sole physical custody means that the children live with one parent the majority of the time and that the other parent has a visitation schedule, which can range from very little time (or none, in extreme situations) to a good deal of time (approaching half). Many couples prefer to use the term primary custodial parent to refer to the parent with whom the children spend most of their time – instead of labeling that parent as the children’s sole custodian. Joint physical custody means that the children live with each parent approximately equally.
  • Child Support – Both parents are responsible for financially supporting their children into adulthood, and child support is the result. Child support is calculated according to each parent’s financial means – along with a variety of other factors. As a result, even if both parents share time with their children equally, one parent may still be obligated to pay child support – as a means of balancing any financial discrepancies between the two households. 

The Division of Marital Property

In Minnesota, your marital property will be divided in a manner that is equitable, which translates to fair in relation to the situation. Further, marital property refers to those assets and debts that you and your spouse accumulated over the course of your marriage. 

Spousal Maintenance

What you think of as alimony bears the legal name of spousal maintenance in Minnesota. While alimony doesn’t play a role in many Minnesota divorces, the judge can use this – usually temporary – payment system to offset a financial gap between divorcing spouses.  

An Experienced Woodbury Divorce Attorney Can Help

Every divorce follows its own trajectory, but the dedicated Woodbury divorce attorneys at Atticus Family Law are committed to skillfully advocating for terms that support your best future prospects. Your case is important to us, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today. 

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