In the state of Minnesota and other states across the nation, there are some presumptions surrounding the child custody process. While divorce can spark many issues and disputes, many divorcing parents seek joint custody arrangements for the benefit and best interests of their children. In cases where there is primary custody, there is an ongoing presumption that the mother will gain the status of custodial parent. However, this is not always the case.
When a couple decides to end their marriage, it is rarely an easy decision. If there are children involved, emotions can run even higher and the divorcing couple must figure out a way to end their legal marriage and maintain their biological relationship with their children. Child custody therefore can often be the most contentious aspect of divorce.
The end of a marriage can be a rough time for any couple. This can be especially true for wealthy couples A high asset divorce often means taking the time to assess all personal and marital assets and property. This can be a complex process, and if a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is not in place, it could be a lengthy property division procedure as many couples dispute over who gets what.
Minnesotans who are paying or receiving child support must be aware of various aspects of the payments. When the decision is made as to how much will be paid, a frequently forgotten issue is how changes to the cost of living will be dealt with. There are inevitable changes to how much it costs to pay for everyday expenses and child support is adjusted based on that. Knowing how this is done is essential.