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Equitable distribution in Minnesota

For Minnesota residents who are about to enter into a divorce, there are many questions that may weigh heavy on their minds. For some, it is important that they obtain spousal support, so that they can continue to enjoy the same quality of life they were accustomed to before giving up a career to raise the family. For others, it may be important to ensure that child custody cases play out a certain way so that the best interests of the child are protected.

Prenuptial agreements can be difficult

Minnesota residents may remember a recent blog in which the ways prenuptial agreements can help were discussed. However, as with anything in life, nothing is ever truly all positive. Prenuptial agreements, like anything else, can have their downsides. Of course, there are many ways in which prenuptial agreements can offer valuable protections for soon to be married couples who want to protect their assets. But sometimes, couples may want to look at the potential cons before signing an agreement.

Who is entitled to spousal support?

Divorce involves many different elements and every divorce case is different. Minnesota residents who are going through a divorce have a lot to think about. After all, life before and after divorce can look very different. Sometimes, it can be an adjustment returning to life as a single person. Plus, there are many other day-to-day changes that can take a while to get used to.

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.

What to do financially before filing for divorce

While going through a divorce is certainly an emotional affair, residents of Minnesota should try to think pragmatically, as going through a divorce is also a financial affair. The following are some steps a person considering divorce can take ahead of time to protect themselves financially.

January sees an uptick in divorce filings

The New Year is a popular time to resolve and change your life for the better. For some, this means getting into shape, for others it means cutting back on bad habits, like smoking. And for those in unhappy marriages, 2017 may be the year that they decide to end their union and seek a divorce, so they can move forward with their life in a more positive fashion.

Mediation can be a positive way to settle divorce legal issues

Couples in the Twin Cities going through a divorce, especially during the holiday season, may want to do so in as amicable a fashion as possible. After all, even if one's marriage has come to an end, that doesn't necessarily mean a person is seeking revenge against their spouse, or wants to see their spouse left with nothing. When this is the case, a couple may want to consider mediating their divorce.

What happens to credit card debt in the event of a divorce?

When a couple in Minnesota decides to end their marriage, their assets and debts must be go through the property division process. When it comes to joint credit cards, this can be complex, as a credit card in some cases can be considered an asset and in other cases it can be considered a liability.

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