No matter where you are in the divorce process, having a family law attorney who will assess your circumstances and walk you through all of your legal options is important. The Law Office of Glen A. Norton focuses on making the process as painless as possible for both you and your family.
According to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, the divorce rate in Minnesota was 7.1 divorces per 1,000 women aged 15 and above in 2018. Going through a divorce can be emotional and overwhelming for everyone involved. Such a marriage dissolution can also have a significant impact on your family, children, assets, and finances. With heightened emotions and the psychological toll involved in a divorce, it’s easy to make irreversible mistakes without proper guidance or experienced representation.
Everything changes when one household becomes two in divorce, especially the financial situation of both spouses. If you are considering divorce or if you are somewhere in the process of getting one, you might worry about how you will support yourself on your own.
In Minnesota, there are two parts of the custody issue. First, there is "Legal Custody" which is the right of a parent to co-parent the child by mutually deciding important issues of the child's life, such as education, religion, medical treatment, elective surgery, discipline, and residence, unless the order already directs the decision in that issue.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, both marriage and divorce rates have been declining nationwide, as well as in Minnesota. However, while the percentage of failed marriages has slightly declined, nearly half of all marriages still end up in divorce proceedings. So what happens to assets when a couple decides to divorce?
According to a Pew Research Center study, around 23 percent of children under 18 years of age in the United States live with single parents and no other adults. In every divorce case, determining child custody and support rights are often a vital concern.
“Divorce” or “Dissolution of Marriage”, is the process through which a marriage is dissolved in Minnesota. In Minnesota, we have a “no-fault” divorce where it does not matter, and the court does not consider why one of the parties is seeking to end the marriage.
We can help you resolve this with an ex-partner for the sake of the children.
Maybe you heard the old joke: A society reporter meets a divorce attorney coming out of the post office. The reporter asks the attorney what he was doing in the post office on Valentine’s Day. The attorney replies ‘creating some new business’, to which the reporter replies ‘me too’.