From infidelity to open relationships, sexual exclusivity is not as common in marriage as we like to think. Unfortunately, polyamory can create major legal complications, especially for divorcing spouses. The following are a few of the greatest legal pitfalls polyamorous spouses face:
Shows such as 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, and the Secret Life of the American Teenager increased our awareness of teen pregnancy. Since these programs took over TV, the teen pregnancy rate has dropped to an all-time low of 22.3 per 1,000 women aged 15-19. In Minnesota, the teen pregnancy rate dropped 69 percent between 1990 and 2015.
One quarter of the estimated one million immigrants who gain legal status each year do so through marriage. Unfortunately, these marriages have a high failure rate — and divorce can be complicated. Keep the following in mind if you intend to divorce a foreign national:
Your soon-to-be ex-spouse is bound and determined to delay your divorce. Unfortunately, his or her efforts mean more courtroom appearances, more legal consultations, and higher bills. Thankfully, you're not powerless. These steps may help to decrease both your divorce timeline and your :
Recent changes in and proposals regarding Minnesota (and federal) legislation promise to significantly alter the divorce process. Changes to spousal maintenance arrangements are of particularly significant concern to both currently divorcing and already divorced spouses. It is important to keep abreast of such developments, as they could impact your tax return or your maintenance obligations. Read on to learn more about recent updates in spousal maintenance law:
Orders for protection (OFP) allow Minnesota spouses, family members, and roommates to limit their exposure to abusive individuals. Unfortunately, not all OFPs are pursued on honest grounds. Sometimes, alleged victims seek OFPs in hopes of unfairly securing custody, or simply punishing former partners. These orders may last for up to two years, causing undue suffering on behalf of the wrongful recipient.
When you finalized your divorce, you assumed that your forays into the courtroom environment were over for good. Unfortunately, like many divorcees, you face changed circumstances. Depending on your situation, it may be possible to change aspects of your divorce agreement. Keep reading to learn more about post-decree options in Minnesota:
Minnesota is home to many loving and capable parents. Some, however, fail to provide safe, loving homes for their children. In especially alarming situations, these parents' rights to care for their children may be taken away by the court in a proceeding known as "termination of parental rights." This action removes the formerly legal parent's ability to care for or make decisions on behalf of his or her child. Read on for valuable insight into parental right termination in Minnesota: