It is a well-known fact that most marriages often require a lot of effort and compromise on the part of both spouses to make them work. Sadly though, in some instances, many marriages experience so much conflict that they simply reach a point where they cannot be saved and divorce is the best option.
Many legal experts expect the use of postnuptial agreements in marriages to increase in the near future. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 51 percent of divorce attorneys surveyed indicated that they witnessed an increase in postnuptial agreements from 2009 to 2012.
When people hear the phrase "alimony," it is not uncommon for them to associate the term with divorced women. In fact, many people often believe that alimony is generally only given to women following divorces. However, this is simply not the case in jurisdictions like Minnesota.
The Department of Human Services of Minnesota (DHS) has set up the Recognition of Parentage program. As over 30 percent of children are born out of wedlock in Minnesota every year, it is thought to be essential to establish the parentage of the child at the earliest possible convenience. The aim of the program is so that the single mother and child can receive child support payments from the father, but it also serves the purposes of the father in that he can be granted legal rights as pertains to the child as well.