Maple Grove Divorce Attorney
There are many different types of divorce that individuals in Minnesota go through, including contested divorce, uncontested divorce, high net worth divorce, collaborative divorce, military divorce, simple dissolution, and annulment. Each type is different in the conflicts that exist. A Maple Grove divorce lawyer with our firm can provide answers to all of your questions.
Sometimes custody issues are simple, and sometimes they aren’t. Simple custody issues occur when a couple agrees on the custodial arrangement. However, there are times in which one parent wants sole custody, and the other wants joint custody. The court follows specific process to find out what is best for the child. Experts may be brought in to conduct a custody study.
There is a formula that is used by the court to determine the amount of child support to be paid. The income for both parties is considered, as well as the amount of time the non-custodial parent will be spending with the child.
Both non-marital and marital assets will need to be accounted for, so that an equitable division can occur. Usually all assets and debts are divided equally.
It is not unusual for one party to make more money than the other. The court may award spousal maintenance to the lower-earning spouse.
If you are unable to afford your attorney’s fees, you can seek an attorney fee award from the other party. However, the payment of attorney’s fees may be based upon need, or may occur if the other party acts in bad faith, such as not responding to discovery responses, or filing frivolous motions.
Contact a Maple Grove Divorce Lawyer
You have the right to move on with your life. If you feel that divorce is the best way to move forward, or your partner has filed for divorce against you, we can help. Call us at 763-323-6555 to schedule your free consultation, and let us inform you of your rights and your options. In the alternative, feel fee to complete our free case evaluation form.