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Just like all verbal agreements. They are not enforceable, so make sure you get things in writing if you want it to stand up in court.
A legal separation is defined as a court determination of the rights and responsibilities of a husband and wife arising out of the marital relationship.
A post-nuptial agreement will help protect against the possibility of divorce in the future.
When custody is in dispute, a Minnesota court issues a custody order that is in the "best interests of the child." Joint custody will only be awarded if parents have shown the court that they are willing and able to cooperate. A court also examines several factors with the child's welfare in mind. They include (1) the child's preference, (2) each parent's health, (3) the child's health and whether any special needs exist, (4) each parent's relationship with the child, (5) which parent has been the child's primary caretaker, (6) each parent's ability to provide a stable environment for the child, (7) any history of domestic violence or child abuse and (8) any allegations of abuse.
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