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Cohabitation can be grounds for maintenance revisions

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.

Why do those with divorced parents get divorced more often?

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?

On businesses and divorce: complex and valuable problems

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.

Financial preparations necessary when divorce beckons

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.

Yay or nay: what to include (and what not to include) in a prenup

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.

How alternative dispute resolution can help divorcing couples

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.

Are prenuptial agreements immune to legal challenges?

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.

Is (blank) covered by child support? Probably!

You could fill in the blank in the title with just about any financial factor, and it would probably be covered by child support payments. And yet, there are many people out there who presume that child support is a very limited and select form of financial support that can only be utilized for specific costs that are related to a child. However, child support can be used for a variety of financial purposes.

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