Monthly Archives: August 2012

Top 5 Things Fathers Should Know about Paternity Actions

Paternity actions in Minnesota can be confusing and overwhelming for many fathers. Here are the 5 most important things for fathers to know when entering a paternity action. Establishing Parental Rights.  If you and the child’s mother are not married at the time of conception or the minor child’s birth, and you did not sign… [...]

New Study Shows Married Women Drink More than Divorced Women

A new study reveals that married women are more likely to drink than divorced women. Conversely, divorced men are more likely to drink than married men. The study was presented at the American Sociological Association’s recent annual meeting in Denver. Sociologists from several universities studied 5,305 Wisconsin residents (of both sexes) from 1993 to 2004…. [...]

Many Low-income couples Separating Instead of Divorcing

According to a new study, many low-income married couples are separating instead of divorcing. The study, conducted by two sociology professors at Ohio State University, tracked 7,272 people from all over the country who: took part in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, and were married at some point. The results showed that roughly… [...]

Does Cohabitation Before Marriage Increase the Chances of Divorce?

There has been much debate over whether or not living with your significant other before marriage increases the chances of divorce. Numerous studies over the past ten years have produced varying results. In a recent study published in The Journal of Marriage and Family, researchers Wendy Manning and Jessica Cohen examined the most current data… [...]

How Much do Minnesota Divorce Attorneys Charge?

It is no secret that high conflict divorce cases can be very expensive. The typical family law attorney charges based on the actual amount of work they do on your case. The amount of money you spend on their work varies depending on their hourly rate. Most attorneys bill in .1 increments, meaning that for every 6 minutes… [...]

Terrell Owens’ new Contract will Impact his Child Support Payments

Terrell Owens recently signed a one year contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The contract will have a large impact on his child support payments. Owens has been out of the NFL since 2010. Prior to signing the contract, Owens requested a reduction in his child support payments to $5,000 per month. Now that he’s back… [...]