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Why would a couple want to create a prenuptial agreement?

Minnesota residents who are going to get married have a lot to think about. One consideration is whether or not to sign a prenuptial agreement. For some, the thought of signing a prenuptial agreement is unromantic. Others may be confused about the specifics of prenuptial agreements -- the ways they can be used, their benefits and the legalities surrounding them. However, once they learn a little more, couples may find that prenuptial agreements can be a pragmatic, practical choice.

What are the issues involved in divorce?

Minnesota residents may be unclear on some of the elements involved in divorce. Every divorce is unique, and some issues that affect one divorce may not play a part in the other. Plus, most divorcing couples have goals that are unique to their situation. Depending on the specifics of the situation, there may be legal intricacies that could alter the course of a divorce. Attorneys are available to help divorcing couples decide on a plan of action that is right for them.

Why second marriages are more likely to end in divorce

Studies show that second marriages are even more likely to end in divorce than first marriages. While some of the reasons may seem a bit obvious, other reasons for this may surprise you. Many people could see that the initial "fear factor" of actually taking the step to a divorce is less intimidating once it has been done already. If a spouse has experienced divorce before, the spouse already knows what it takes and how refreshing it can be to get out of an unhealthy relationship, even if it means ending another marriage.

Child support covers more than you may think

When one parent is granted custody of a child, it is not uncommon for the courts to award child support to be paid by the noncustodial parent. Considering that the custodial parent has the responsibility of caring for the child, it is generally understood that the parent will have less time available to work, and hence may be at a financial disadvantage over the non-custodial parent. So what child support cover?

What to expect when filing for same-sex divorce?

Same-sex marriage, much like traditional marriage, is not always smooth sailing. Sometimes married couples make the difficult decision to part-ways or to file for divorce. When filing for divorce, same-sex couples generally have questions any person would have; questions about property division, child custody and alimony to name a few. Before the Supreme Court's ruling in 2015 on same-sex marriage - this wasn't always the case.

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