With various approaches to divorce that can be tailored to your unique situation, our divorce law firm stands out in the Woodbury community. Our Woodbury family law attorneys ensure that our clients' child support, child custody, spousal maintenance, and property division needs are met during and after divorce.
You can find our Woodbury divorce firm at:
7377 Currell Blvd. #101
Woodbury, MN 55125
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Custody and Parenting Time
You will need to decide who gets legal and/or physical custody of your child(ren) and also create a parenting schedule that works with both you and your spouse’s schedule and is in the best interest of your child(ren).
Child support is broken down into basic support, childcare support, and medical support. The amount owed is determined by the state and factors such as each parent’s income, the best interest of the child, and the parenting schedule arrangement will be taken into consideration.
The process of divorce in Woodbury, MN varies according to the situation and the willingness of each spouse to work towards a solution. For many, divorce also involves important decisions regarding their child(ren), which will impact the family’s future.
When it comes to dividing marital property in a divorce, Minnesota is an equitable distribution state as opposed to a community property state. This means that, in Minnesota, property accumulated during the marriage is divided in a way that the court deems to be "fair and equitable," rather than 50/50.
Minnesota family law also includes spousal maintenance issues. Whether you are getting a divorce and want to make sure you get a fair spousal maintenance order, or you need to petition the court to either enforce or modify maintenance, our divorce attorneys in Woodbury, MN can help.
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Some of the issues that will need to be resolved during a divorce include the following:
Division of Assets, Property, and Debt
To accomplish this, you will need to determine which assets are considered marital (acquired during the marriage) and which fall under non-marital (owned before the marriage).
State law dictates that the court can award spousal maintenance if the spouse requesting it cannot provide for reasonable needs, cannot support himself/herself, or cares for a child and cannot work outside the home. You will need to determine if you are going to apply for temporary or permanent maintenance, or both.
Once you have met the residency requirements, you can file for divorce. To get divorced in MN, at least one of the spouses must be a resident for a minimum of 180 days.
To get started on the divorce process, you need to fill out divorce forms and deliver them to your county court. If you need any advice during this step of the process, it is best to seek the guidance of an experienced divorce lawyer in Woodbury. Make two copies of each form you complete.
After this step, serve your spouse your divorce papers. Next, complete a financial disclosure statement. From there it will be up to you and your spouse to decide which kind of divorce you will pursue – either contested or uncontested. Based on this decision, the next step is to hire an attorney and/or mediator if that applies to your situation.
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