There is no question that divorce is often a tricky and an expensive endeavor. However, there is no reason why your divorce needs to be more expensive than you need it to be. The key to achieving a relatively affordable divorce is understanding your priorities.
In most divorces, there is a mixing of issues that can cause difficulties for the parties. You have issues of finances. How much money is in the bank accounts, investment accounts, real and personal property, and the incomes of the couple?
The courts are not like other places you may go. When you file a divorce case in a Minnesota family court, you become subject to the jurisdiction of that court and the authority it is granted by the state Constitution. And while Minnesota family court is empowered to dissolve your marriage, it must follow the rules set up by the legislature and the state Supreme Court.
One of the most important parts of a divorce proceeding is the distribution of marital assets between the two spouses. This is important for a couple of reasons. It sets up your finances for your post-marriage life and will become your new economic footing. The process may be relatively straightforward or it can be very complex, depending on your financial status immediately prior to your divorce.