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Trying mediation before divorce in Minnesota

When you and your spouse are thinking about filing for a divorce, it is likely due to issues with your communication in one way or another. When one or both spouses fail to make clear and constructive communication about what they want from their marriage or what they would like to see change, serious issues usually arise.

Tips for Buying a Home after Divorce

It can be nice to dream of a fresh start after a divorce. For some, a new home is part of the future that they envision for themselves after making such significant life changes. However, a divorce can result in significant debt and changes to credit scores.

How alimony tax proposal could negatively impact divorces

House republicans have proposed a change to the current spousal support (alimony) laws that affect divorces all over the country. The change would take away the ability for the payee to have the alimony amount deducted from his/her taxes. In addition the recipient would no longer be able to have alimony count as taxable income.

3 ways to protect finances and credit score during divorce

Although you know divorce significantly impacts various aspects of your life, you may not be considering how it will affect your credit score. On the one hand, getting divorced does not directly reduce your credit score because your creditworthiness is not related to your marital status.

You planned for retirement -- How do you re-plan after divorce?

The rate of people divorcing over age 50, known as gray divorce, is increasing. This increase may not surprise you, but what may surprise you are the problems that this presents. People who are older usually have more assets to consider during the asset division of the divorce.

Women must consider their financial future when they divorce


For Minnesotans going through a divorce, it will inevitably be a difficult time, with many factors coming to the forefront as they try to adapt. One issue that is worrisome for women is the way their budgets will change after the case is complete. This must be considered during the process so it is addressed and there is preparation for the future.

Understanding the types of alimony available through divorce


When Minnesota couples marry, they tend not to consider the possibility of the union ending in divorce. Yet, no matter the length of the marriage, if it is clear that a marriage is no longer working, divorce is likely the best option to take if the relationship is unsalvageable. While this means taking the time to consider any and all divorce issues, one thing tends to stand out for most spouses: finances. Ensuring that one's post-divorce finances are in check is essential when moving forward with dissolution, which is why some spouses request alimony during the divorce process.

Avoiding financial mistakes during a high asset 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.

Should you seek alimony to get back at your ex?


Divorce can cause many concerns. One major apprehension is how an individual will be able to transition from his or her married life to a single life. This is not only an emotional and social challenge, but it can also be a financial hardship. If one spouse did not work during the marriage because they acted as the primary caregiver for the couple's child, or they earned less than the other spouse, it is likely that they will seek spousal support. Alimony can be a very beneficial resource, helping the recipient meet his or her financial needs post-divorce.

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.

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