Eden Prairie Divorce Attorney
Divorce is difficult, in part, because of the raw emotion involved. Factor in the legal issues, and divorce becomes even more difficult. There are child custody, child support, alimony, property division, and other issues. But matters may be resolved in your favor, when you have the right Eden Prairie divorce lawyer working for you.
Custody issues are very sensitive, because the lives of the children involved. Parents can sometimes agree upon custody arrangements. When they can’t, then the court takes care of it by having an evaluation undertaken. The evaluator looks at 13 key areas to determine what is in the best interest of the minor child. They may recommend sole custody, or joint custody, is best.
Child support is determined based upon the gross incomes of both parents, and the parenting time by the non-custodial parent. At a later date, you may have your Eden Prairie divorce attorney submit a request for a modification of child support if something in your financial situation changes.
Property division is a very difficult aspect of the divorce. If the couple cannot agree on how to divide property, then the divorce process takes quite a bit longer. Usually, the marital estate is divided in equal shares.
Alimony leaves one spouse financially responsible for the other, even after the divorce. One party may have made less income than the other during the marriage, and continues to do, without being capable of self-support. The court may order the party with the higher income to pay alimony to the other for a specific amount of time, or permanently.
Attorney fees awards are common when one party is unable to pay their fees because they are in financial distress. One party may also be required to pay if they do something to cause the proceedings to go on longer than necessary.
Contact an Eden Prairie Divorce Lawyer
The dissolution of a marriage is very difficult. We are here to help you navigate the divorce process, by providing you with competent, experienced representation. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 763-323-6555 and learn about your rights and options, or complete our free case evaluation form.