Brooklyn Park Divorce Attorney
There are many issues that come about during divorce, especially when there are children involved. Other issues aside from custody and child support include alimony, the division of property, and attorney’s fees awards. How many conflicts there are between parties determines how long the process takes, and how expensive it will be. Let a Brooklyn Park divorce lawyer with our firm clarify matters for you.
When children are involved, the situation can get complicated. Both parents may want custody, and this will warrant court intervention. There are many factors that influence the court’s decision on child custody. The court will evaluate those factors and make a determination as to where the child should be placed. They look at the child’s life at home, relationship with both parents, and 11 other factors. Your Brooklyn Park divorce lawyer can help you with this process. You can also receive help in relocation matters, modification of a child custody agreement, and third party custody.
The parent who doesn’t receive physical custody of the child may have to pay the custodial parent child support.
If there are two homes and two cars, as well as other assets, acquired during the marriage, one home and car may go to one spouse and one home and a car to the other with the remainder of the assets divided in a way that the distribution balances out. Any assets acquired before the marriage or any acquired as the result of being a beneficiary will be kept by the party who rightfully owns those assets.
Lack of personal income is one of the reasons why there are so many individuals that don’t file for divorce when they should. Fortunately, temporary support can be awarded during a separation period, and alimony can be awarded to the spouse with the lesser income and assets. However, alimony may not be permanent, in that the judge may establish it for a period of time that allows the receiving party to find a better job, or go to college and start a new career. Remarriage will also stop alimony.
Attorney’s fees can be expensive, especially when one party draws out the process. As a result, the judge may order the uncooperative party to pay attorney’s fees for the other, up to a certain amount, if not all of them. Attorney’s fees may also be awarded when there is a need due to not having the ability to afford the fees. This need has to be demonstrated to the court and your Brooklyn Park divorce attorney can help.
Contact a Brooklyn Park Divorce Lawyer
You have rights, and you should be able to exercise them. If you need a divorce, don’t let money, or domestic abuse, be a deterrent. Talk to us; we will help you every step of the way. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at 763-323-6555, , or complete our free case evaluation form.