Spousal Maintenance, the 8 Factors and Equalizing Income

Spousal Maintenance, the 8 Factors and Equalizing Income

Spousal maintenance is commonly dealt with in family law, but is frequently misunderstood.  Spousal maintenance is awarded to meet need, and it depends on a showing of need.  The marital standard of living is analyzed in detail, along with cash flow and proposed budgets.  Equalizing…

Legal and Physical Custody in Minnesota - An Overview

Legal and Physical Custody in Minnesota – An Overview

The difference between legal and physical custody is important to understand and is often confused. Minnesota Statute section 518.003 defines “legal custody” as the right to determine the child’s upbringing, including education, health care, religious training and other important, long-term decisions regarding their child or…

Dividing Assets and Debts During a Divorce

Dividing Assets and Debts During a Divorce

Financial concerns are often a sticking point when two people are going through a divorce.  Not only can splitting assets become a point of contention in some cases, but resolving debt issues is also a major concern.  Determining who will be responsible to pay off…