The Presumptions of Family Law and How to Challenge Them ("Minnesota Law, Presented by Moss & Barnett")

Perhaps because the process touches so many lives, there continues to be a great deal of confusion about family law. One source of misunderstanding is due to the use of our family law courts of what are called legal presumptions. These are legal principles that serve as general guidelines, but that are not always followed in cases where the evidence points to a different outcome. Jim Vedder, a member of our family law team, explains what the commonly used presumptions are, including that all property acquired during a marriage is community property, that each spouse is entitled to at least 25% of parenting time, and that antenuptial agreements are deemed to be fair, and how to challenge them.