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What financial documents are needed in a divorce case?

Divorce in Minnesota requires a husband and a wife to fully disclose their assets and liabilities. This means that you need to collect financial documents such as checking and savings account statements, tax records, credit card statements, other debt invoices, retirement and pension benefit reports, pay checks and bonuses, stock and bond statements, investment records, mortgage notes, bank loans, medical bills, inheritance records, health and dental insurance costs, life insurance values, property tax statements, home appraisals, automobile and recreational vehicle values, jewelry assessments, tool values, and business records and then disclose these documents with your spouse during the divorce process. It is also helpful to create a list of the more valuable assets in the home that are marital and non-marital in nature. Some individuals find it helpful to take pictures and/or video of the assets that are in the marital home for record keeping purposes. Gathering this information up front will not only better prepare you for the divorce process, it will assist your divorce attorney in being a better advocate for you as you proceed through your divorce matter.

Am I Responsible for My Spouse's Debt After We Divorce?

The financial aspects of divorce can be contentious. Two people shared their lives together, including purchases, bills, and debts. People often focus on the division of assets during divorce proceedings, which is certainly an important element. However, the determining who's responsible for household debts is just as important.

A Quick Overview of Minnesota Child Custody Laws

Many situations exist in which adults in Minnesota find themselves grappling with the legal and practical complexities of child custody matters. Thankfully, although custody laws vary from state to state, Minnesota child custody laws are typically straightforward and aim to operate as fairly as possible.

Home for the holidays: Divorced parents and custody conflicts

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful and festive time when you forget about your woes and simply enjoy time with friends and family. Unfortunately, all too often, the realities of divorce and separation can interfere with the carefree spirit of this time of year, leaving parents and children alike feeling frustrated and left out in the cold.

Key issues in divorce resolution

Divorce laws vary by state. Minnesota is a "no fault" state meaning that there is no requirement to show that a spouse is the reason why a marriage is ending. The divorce laws are complex and an attorney can guide you through the process. Here are some common issues divorcing couples can expect to be addressed.

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