Family legal matters can be very difficult because it is such a sensitive area of your life. When you marry someone, you expect it to be forever. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. When children are involved in the demise of a relationship, it becomes an even more sensitive matter that needs to be handled with care.
With the help of an experienced Mankato divorce attorney, your case will be handled the way that it should be and you will receive the support that your attorney should provide you through such a difficult time. You should never be left to your own devices, wondering what comes next. It is important that you are informed so you can make sound decisions that will affect the outcome of your case.
Divorce can be easy or it can be complicated. There may be cases where there is a need for mediation and other times judges may have to decide the outcome for each side in order for a conclusion to be reached. We do encourage mediation where possible when it comes to assets, child custody, spousal and child support, and other issues. When both parties can reach an agreement, the terms of the divorce tend to be more palatable to both and less stressful on the family as a whole.
Regardless of which route the divorce needs to take, your southern Minnesota family law attorney will be there with you every step of the way to give you the guidance you need to make decisions regarding parenting time, assets, and other issues.
Child custody is a sensitive area due to the fact that parents love their kids and both want to be with them. In some cases, it is more feasible for the children to live with one parent over the other. There is a 13-point evaluation that is conducted to determine what is in the best interest of the child since the best interest of the child comes first.
Once it is determined which parent the child will live with, child support is then determined. Income is taken into consideration, as well as how much time the non-custodial parent is spending with the child. Child support ensures that each parent is contributing to the child’s care financially as they would be if the parents were living together and raising the child in the same household.
Once child support is determined, modifications can be requested by your southern Minnesota divorce lawyer. One parent can make less money or more money and this can affect how much child support is paid or not paid. This ensures that the child always receives the financial support that they need.
Divorce, child support, and custody disputes are very sensitive family legal matters that require a great deal of sensitivity and care. If you are facing any of these matters, then you need an experienced and compassionate attorney by your side to help you navigate the legalities and the technicalities so the process is as stress-free as possible. To learn more about how Knutson+Casey can help you, call 507-344-8888 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.