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Could a new type of divorce be coming to Minnesota?

While the Minnesota State Capitol is currently abuzz with discussions over what to do with the state's budget surplus, there are other issues generating significant conversation among lawmakers, including a proposal that some are saying would introduce the most dramatic changes to the state's divorce process since the advent of no-fault divorce over 40 years ago.

A primer on Minnesota's child custody laws

Of all the legal terms that are synonymous with divorce, none perhaps stir up quite as strong of emotions as the term child custody. That's because for the overwhelming majority of people, their children always come first and the thought of potentially seeing them on a more limited basis may be difficult to even consider.

Bill would require divorcing parents to take classroom course

Those couples who have made the difficult decision to pursue a divorce likely anticipate that they will have to take trips to law offices and courthouses over the course of the coming months. However, what they likely don't anticipate is having to take a trip to a classroom.

Separating marital property is never an easy endeavor

Here in Minnesota, the property division process is governed by a legal concept known as equitable distribution. This doesn't mean that all property is automatically going to be split 50-50 in a divorce, but rather that the court will consider a variety of factors in arriving at what it deems to be a just partitioning of property.

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