Plymouth Divorce Attorney
Divorce is a tough process for most couples. Issues such as custody, child support, property division and alimony must be addressed. Even if your matter uncontested, you may require the assistance of a Plymouth divorce lawyer. We can help.
Divorce is hard on children, but it can be harder when they feel pulled between their parents. It is even more difficult if the child is asked to choose which parent they want to live with. While the wishes of the child are taken into consideration (if of suitable age and maturity), there are many other factors that help the court determine what is in the best interest of the child, if the parties cannot agree upon an arrangement. The court may decide upon sole custody, or joint custody between parents.
The non-custodial parent receives court-ordered parenting time with their children when they are not awarded physical custody. This parenting time is taken into consideration when determining the amount of child support that should be paid. The gross income of both parties is also considered pursuant to the Minnesota child support guidelines.
There are many factors that go into property division following divorce, but the judge is likely to divide the assets and liabilities of the parties 50/50. The exception involves non-marital property (property brought into, or inherited during, the marriage). Non-marital property is typically awarded, in full, to the holder of the non-marital interest.
Alimony is paid to a party by their former spouse when they are unable to support themselves because of limited income. The judge awards alimony for a specific dollar amount, and for a specific amount of time (sometimes permanently). The length of the spousal maintenance award varies, depending upon is what viewed as necessary for the recipient to find another job, receive training, or go to college, in an effort to becoming capable of self-support.
There are times when the other party may cause the divorce process to take longer than it should, and that can result in that party paying all, or part, of your attorney’s fees. Those that are going through divorce without an adequate income can also request that attorney’s fees be paid on a need-basis.
Contact a Plymouth Divorce Lawyer
Divorce isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to involve unnecessary stress. Our lawyers can help you make the right decisions. To learn more about our law firm, call us at 763-323-6555 to schedule your free consultation. If you prefer, you may complete our free case evaluation form and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your case.