Osseo Divorce Attorney
While you may feel alone in your divorce, you aren’t. When you have a qualified Osseo divorce lawyer, who can aggressively tackle the many issues that come about, the process can be much simpler than expected.
Child custody is one of the most contested issues when going through divorce. Both parents want to be with their children, but it’s going to come down to one having sole physical custody, or both sharing joint physical custody. A custody evaluation is completed if the parties cannot agree upon a schedule. This evaluation is done by someone appointed by the court, and they create a report that the court uses to make a decision concerning these issues.
The gross incomes of both parents are considered so that the court can make a decision as to how much support the non-custodial parent is to provide. The support is mandated by court order, so defaulting upon it results in stiff penalties.
Determination of the property allocation can be done by an agreement, or by a court order. If done by a court order, the assets may not be divided the way you want them to be divided. Nonetheless, when the court decides it will typically divide all assets and debts equally (unless there is non-marital property involved).
Alimony is necessary for some individuals, because they cannot sustain themselves financially without assistance from the other party. Alimony is need-based, and the length of the marriage plays a role in the length of the award.
If the divorce process has taken longer than you anticipated because the other party has not shown up to court, failed to filed certain paperwork, or has done something to prolong the process, you can request an attorney’s fees award from the other party. The other party may also be required to pay if there is a financial hardship that makes paying fees difficult.
Contact an Osseo Divorce Attorney
You can have an attorney by your side who knows the law, and can use it to help you reach a satisfactory conclusion to the issues surrounding your divorce. To find out how we can help you, call us at 763-323-6555 to schedule your free consultation and learn about your options. You can also contact us through our free case evaluation form.