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What do I need to know financially before a divorce?

If you are a married person in Minnesota and have given thought to a divorce or believe that your spouse may be contemplating a divorce, it is important that you protect yourself financially. The emotional realities of a divorce will require a lot of attention from you but that should not happen at the expense of you giving attention to financial matters. The more educated you can be about your financial situation today, the better prepared you will be when it comes time to work out a divorce settlement with your spouse.

How can I establish a new school routine when I share custody?

The start of a new school year can be challenging for children and parents alike. If your children regularly split time with you and your ex-spouse, starting new routines can be especially difficult. You and other Minnesota residents may have questions on maintaining consistency and striking an acceptable balance when you share custody.

Your home, mortage and divorce

It is not at all uncommon for one spouse to work hard to keep a family home after a divorce. If you and your spouse are getting divorced in Minnesota and your partner has indicated a desire to retain the house, there are some very important points you will want to understand so that you can protect yourself financially. If you fail to take the proper steps, you could find your credit suffering based on the actions of your former spouse.

Divorce may be a contributor to poverty

It should be no surprise to most people in Minnesota that getting divorced can hurt a person's finances. The sheer act of having to split assets reduces a person's wealth. In addition, the cost of living for a single person is greater than the cost of living for a couple in one household, a fact that contributes to the popularity of having roommates at certain stages of life. Now there is some research coming out of Bowling Green State University that puts some hard numbers to just how serious the financial problems due to a divorce can really become.

How should I conduct myself during a custody hearing?

Securing the most favorable child custody decision involves many different factors. How each parent conducts themselves in court is one important, often overlooked factor that many judges consider when rendering a final decision. To help you present yourself and your case in the best possible light, LiveAbout.com offers the following advice. 

What is a postnuptial agreement?

Many people in Minnesota have heard of a prenuptial agreement, which allows couples to decide on the division of assets in the event of a divorce before they marry. However, few people may be familiar with a postnuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement does pretty much the same thing for you and your spouse that a prenuptial agreement does. The main difference is that, as suggested by the name, you enter into a postnuptial agreement after the marriage takes place rather than before. 

When can I get my child support order modified?

If you have been ordered to pay child support, you may wonder if you will always have to pay the same amount. Minnesota courts realize that situations change, so child support orders are not written in stone. You do have the option to have them modified. However, because the court is very busy, you cannot just request a change any time you want.

Is uncontested divorce the right choice for you?

Minnesota couples facing the prospect of divorce know that this choice is not an easy one. It is difficult to make the decision to move forward with ending a marriage, and some couples are looking for ways to make it as easy and streamlined as possible. One way to do this is by filing for an uncontested divorce.

Alimony tax issue could have ripple effect on existing prenups

Taxes are a subject that is never far out of the minds of Minnesotans. As progressive policy state, taxes tend to be a bit higher here than elsewhere. At the same time, they are lower than many states. One thing that applies to all states, however, is the federal income tax and that is the subject of today's post.

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