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April 2018 Archives

Determining grandparents' rights and a child's best interests

It can sometimes be challenging for members of many Minnesota families to spend time together. This is especially true after a divorce or when there are unhealthy family dynamics. While it is very common for parents to sort out issues of co-parenting, custody and visitation in the courtroom, these issues typically involve grandparents much less often. However, grandparents' rights are an emerging and rapidly developing area of the law.

Bird nesting is latest divorce trend

When Minnesota couples divorce, one of the biggest decisions they face is where to live once the split is finalized, particularly when they have children. One new trend is called bird nesting, and it's currently featured on a new television show.

Older divorcees have greater risk in divorce

Minnesota couples considering divorce after the age of 50 might be interested in learning they are part of a growing trend. Divorce rates in this age bracket have doubled in recent years and spawned the term "gray divorce." Older couples suffering financial losses during a divorce have less time to recoup those losses than younger individuals. Unfortunately, statistics show that many spouses still allow their partners to make most major financial decisions. This can cause surprises and long-term money problems after a marriage ends.

Mediation for divorce

For many Minnesota couples going through divorce, mediation will be more advantageous than the conventional litigation process. Divorce mediations typically take less time, cost less and result in terms that both parties are generally happy with.

Planning for exit can help divorce finances

Divorce statistics remain high across the nation and Minnesota is no exception. In some families a pattern of dealing emerges in which one spouse primarily handles finances. There is nothing wrong with having a designated family bookkeeper, but if one spouse remains in the dark regarding financial matters, it can put him or her at a disadvantage if a marital breakup takes place. There are a few simple steps that can help anyone protect themselves and their finances in the event of divorce.

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