Did you know that under Minnesota law a divorce is known as a Dissolution of Marriage and it can take several months before all is final? However, if you and your spouse have an agreement at the onset of the case, it can be completed rather quickly. Virginia Minnesota Divorce Attorney Tracy Podpeskar can assist you in the divorce process in order to make it as efficient and painless as possible.
The State of Minnesota recognizes Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a process that helps those who are going through a divorce and do not wish to take their case into the courtroom in a contentious court battle. Such options include mediation and the Early Neutral Evaluation Process. Tracy Podpeskar, a divorce attorney of the Trenti Law Firm, can help you choose the right process.
Most counties in the State of Minnesota offer two programs for divorcing couples to help deal with their issues early in the divorce process. Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) is set up to help settle custody and parenting time issues. Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE) is set up to help both parties deal with financial issues. A SENE is always completed first if there are disputes over custody and parenting time under the premise that if couples can resolve their custody issues, then the financial issues will likely fall into place. Virginia Minnesota Divorce Attorney Tracy Podpeskar can help answer all your divorce questions.
If you are getting a divorce in Minnesota and you have children, then you may be required to attend a certified parent education program. The divorce attorneys at Trenti Law Firm can guide you along this process.
Under the law in Minnesota, marital property shall be divided in an equitable fashion. Equitable does not mean equal but rather means fair. If the divorcing couple cannot settle their property and debt issues, then the court will decide for them. Call Trenti Law Firm to make sure you have an experienced divorce attorney on your side.
Grandparents who have custody of their grandchildren are able to ask the courts to order one or both parents to pay child support. In Minnesota, this type of custody is generally called third-party custody. If you are a grandparent with custody of your grandchildren, give Tracy Podpeskar of the Trenti Law Firm a call to answer any questions you may have.
There are 3 main areas that are included under child support. Basic Support covers the daily needs of the child, like housing, food and clothing. Medical Support covers insurances and the costs of medical and dental bills and care. Child Care Support covers any childcare costs incurred when parents go to work. For any questions about Child Support contact Virginia Minnesota Family Law Attorney Tracy Podpeskar.