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Considerations for 401(k) during a divorce


If you are one of the many Minnesota residents who have taken advantage of the investment a 401(k) offers, then you are wise. While going through a divorce, you may wonder how this asset should be divided if you and your spouse have not yet reached your time of retirement. 401(k)'s are specifically designed to be savings accounts for use once retirement age occurs. If this time has not occurred, there are ways to divide this asset without incurring penalties.

Reasons a pre-nuptial agreement may not hold up in court


Prenuptial agreements are agreements between two soon-to-be-spouses that are written out and signed prior to marriage. These documents can address just about anything, including property division, whether mediation or arbitration will be used in the event of a divorce, and child rearing decisions. However, it is possible for these predetermined contracts to be rendered invalid. How could a prenuptial agreement be seen as invalid in a Minnesota family court?

Reasons a pre-nuptial agreement may not hold up in court


Prenuptial agreements are agreements between two soon-to-be-spouses that are written out and signed prior to marriage. These documents can address just about anything, including property division, whether mediation or arbitration will be used in the event of a divorce, and child rearing decisions. However, it is possible for these predetermined contracts to be rendered invalid. How could a prenuptial agreement be seen as invalid in a Minnesota family court?

How do Maple Grove parents explain divorce to young children?


For those Maple Grove parents contemplating or amidst a divorce, the first thought is usually of how the children will react. For any child whether three or 25 years old, news of a parent's divorce can be a shattering moment in their life. Teenagers and young adults may not welcome news of a parent's divorce, but often it can be understood as to why the parents are deciding to split up. For a young child this concept can be a bit over their head.

How do Maple Grove parents explain divorce to young children?


For those Maple Grove parents contemplating or amidst a divorce, the first thought is usually of how the children will react. For any child whether three or 25 years old, news of a parent's divorce can be a shattering moment in their life. Teenagers and young adults may not welcome news of a parent's divorce, but often it can be understood as to why the parents are deciding to split up. For a young child this concept can be a bit over their head.

Creative solutions for property division matters


The end of a marriage often not only breaks hearts but also impacts finances. For example, property division can leave an individual facing financial challenges. The property that a couple has accumulated over the years should be equitably distributed between the spouses, but that is often difficult to achieve

Creative solutions for property division matters


The end of a marriage often not only breaks hearts but also impacts finances. For example, property division can leave an individual facing financial challenges. The property that a couple has accumulated over the years should be equitably distributed between the spouses, but that is often difficult to achieve

Getting a divorce decree in Minnesota


In Minnesota, a divorce is referred to as dissolution of marriage. In order to apply for divorce, an individual must be living in Minnesota for six months. It is more difficult to get a divorce in the state than to get married. It may take several months before the divorce decree is final.

Getting a divorce decree in Minnesota


In Minnesota, a divorce is referred to as dissolution of marriage. In order to apply for divorce, an individual must be living in Minnesota for six months. It is more difficult to get a divorce in the state than to get married. It may take several months before the divorce decree is final.

Obtaining an annulment under Minnesota laws


An annulment is a kind of legal dissolution of a marriage which, much like a divorce proceeding, essentially ends the marital union between two parties by declaring the marriage never took place. In Minnesota, annulling a marriage is the same as voiding a marriage. Couples who choose to annul their marriages essentially declare that the marriages never existed.

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