There's a difference between legal separation and informal separation in Minnesota. This article will discuss the primary difference between the two, in addition to describing what legal separation is and how it works in more detail.
In Minnesota, a spouse may be told to pay maintenance during a divorce. Called both "alimony" and "spousal support" in other areas, this is simply money paid by one spouse to help support the other. It's often used when that spouse was expecting to be supported and can't do so alone.
Many studies have come to the same conclusion: If your parents ended up getting divorced, the odds are higher than you will, too. This doesn't mean there are not examples that don't fit this model or that every person with divorced parents won't have a life-long marriage. But the studies simply show that it's move likely. Why does this happen?
For some in Minnesota, the biggest goal with a divorce is simply getting through it as quickly as possible. Both sides know they want the split, they're eager to get it done, and they're trying to avoid a long, drawn out process in the courts.
Many people get married, and many of them eventually face the prospect of a divorce. For some couples, it may only take a few months before they realize that their marriage isn't right. For others, they may live many happy years together before irreconcilable differences make the marriage untenable. No matter the specifics of any particular divorce, our point here is this: there are many different people with many different feeling and responsibilities who may get a divorce.
Have you heard of the "Cat of Sadness?" We're guessing your answer will be one of two responses: either "no" or "what in the world are you talking about?"
Finances will always play a huge role in any divorce. Even if you have a relatively simple life with few assets or pieces of property, there will still be a significant financial discussion that needs to be had during your divorce. In addition, once your divorce is finalized, you should be prepared for a big change in your lifestyle and the way you manage your finances.
About a month ago, we wrote a post about prenuptial agreements. In that post, we outlined how prenuptial agreements aren't immune to legal challenges, despite claims and perceptions to the contrary. There are plenty of ways that the content of a prenuptial agreement could make it susceptible to a legal challenge, just as the amount of time and consideration the spouses have before signing the contract can impact it's legality and validity.
One of the stereotypes of divorce is that the splitting spouses are screaming and yelling at each other in the courtroom. While divorce isn't exactly a happy time for the splitting spouses, filing for divorce doesn't mean that the two spouses are so angry and upset with each other that they are incapable of working out a fair and proper divorce agreement.
Prenuptial agreements have a reputation, that's for sure. One of the myths about these contracts is that they are impregnable once signed. It is as if once you signed the contract, everything is etched in stone no matter how unfair or ill-advised the contract is. But, in fact, this is just a myth. There is no truth to the idea that prenuptial agreement are immune to legal challenges.