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Understanding how to prepare for court during a divorce


For a number of Minnesota residents, it is possible that the divorce process is their first interaction with the court system. Because divorce can be a stressful time, many divorcing individuals may wonder what to expect, what to do and how to act in court. The time a divorcing couple spends in court can, of course, impact the outcome of the divorce, which is why understanding the importance of the court process is helpful for anyone navigating the potentially challenging process of divorce.

Potential changes to alimony pass Minnesota house committee


A recent post here discussed the topic of alimony and concerns it has brought up in some Minnesota communities. A Minnesota House committee recently approved a bill that could change the way alimony is paid in Minnesota. Under the new bill, permanent alimony for a former spouse could end if the former spouse moves in with a romantic partner. The new bill would allow for the modification or termination of spousal maintenance if the former spouse receiving alimony begins living with another person, but was not cohabiting when the alimony was awarded.

Potential changes to alimony pass Minnesota house committee


A recent post here discussed the topic of alimony and concerns it has brought up in some Minnesota communities. A Minnesota House committee recently approved a bill that could change the way alimony is paid in Minnesota. Under the new bill, permanent alimony for a former spouse could end if the former spouse moves in with a romantic partner. The new bill would allow for the modification or termination of spousal maintenance if the former spouse receiving alimony begins living with another person, but was not cohabiting when the alimony was awarded.

Prenuptial agreements can be helpful in many different ways


Prenuptial agreements can be valuable for couples in Minnesota. There are oftentimes misconceptions associated with prenuptial agreements, what they do and do not do, and who they might be helpful for. In short, prenuptial agreements allow couples to determine property rights for themselves in the event they divorce at some point during their relationship.

Prenuptial agreements can be helpful in many different ways


Prenuptial agreements can be valuable for couples in Minnesota. There are oftentimes misconceptions associated with prenuptial agreements, what they do and do not do, and who they might be helpful for. In short, prenuptial agreements allow couples to determine property rights for themselves in the event they divorce at some point during their relationship.

Minnesota lawmakers consider changes to alimony laws


Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, is oftentimes an emotional issue for divorcing spouses. It can be the subject of contentious differences and lead to acrimony between the paying spouse and the recipient spouse. Minnesota lawmakers are now looking at the issue of alimony and discussing possible reforms. The alimony system is viewed as antiquated by some and the possibility of permanent alimony unfair.

Minnesota lawmakers consider changes to alimony laws


Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, is oftentimes an emotional issue for divorcing spouses. It can be the subject of contentious differences and lead to acrimony between the paying spouse and the recipient spouse. Minnesota lawmakers are now looking at the issue of alimony and discussing possible reforms. The alimony system is viewed as antiquated by some and the possibility of permanent alimony unfair.

A closer look at equitable distribution of property in a divorce


Equitable distribution of property is the process that is followed in Minnesota and a number of other states for the division of property upon divorce. Equitable distribution of property provides that when a couple is divorcing, property division is conducted according to equitable principles. Under equitable distribution of property, marital property shared between the couple will be divided equally when they divorce.

A closer look at equitable distribution of property in a divorce


Equitable distribution of property is the process that is followed in Minnesota and a number of other states for the division of property upon divorce. Equitable distribution of property provides that when a couple is divorcing, property division is conducted according to equitable principles. Under equitable distribution of property, marital property shared between the couple will be divided equally when they divorce.

The important role of divorce mediation in the divorce process


There are a number of different ways to avoid a contentious divorce process. One option may be divorce mediation. The mediation process allows divorcing couples a different setting to discuss, negotiate and resolve divorce-related issues. Issues can concern property division; finances, including spousal maintenance or alimony; and children, such as child custody and child support.

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