Why Do I Need a Lawyer for My Uncontested Divorce?
An increasing number of court cases are settling before they ever see a court room, including divorces. Uncontested divorces are an increasingly popular option for couples who have decided to part ways. An uncontested divorce means that the parties have agreed on all aspects of their case, ranging from property to debt to child custody. […]Read More
Child Support and College Contributions
Few things are as exciting for parents as helping their children thrive, grow, and build their future. Parents work hard to help financially contribute to their children’s post-secondary education, with options ranging from vocational school to medical school. However, after a relationship between the parents disintegrates and results in divorce or separation, there can be […]Read More
Modifying Child Support
In any divorce or custody dispute involving children, a court must make careful provision for not only the custody and parenting time of the children, but also for the support of the children. In Minnesota, child support is determined by a particular formula. This formula takes into account a variety of factors, including income of […]Read More
Why Should I Go To Mediation?
Alternative dispute resolution is being increasingly used in all types of cases across the United States in order to help parties to all types of litigation settle before a trial. Family law cases in Minnesota are no exception to this. Couples are increasingly turning to different ways to find quicker and less costly ways to […]Read More
Child Support and Special Needs Children
Parents know that every child is different and requires particular attention to each child’s individualized needs. This holds even more true when a child has special needs. Special needs children often require particular education, therapy, and medical care. Child support is designed to help the custodial parent cover the costs associated with raising a child, […]Read More
Gifted Children and Custody
Parenting is a difficult job. Each child has his or her own particular preferences and needs to which parents must pay distinct attention. To help each child grow and thrive in his or her own unique way, specific decisions must be made based on each child. When a child has special talents and is gifted, […]Read More
Why Your Divorce Will Be Different Than Anyone Else’s
Going through a divorce is a difficult time, and it is natural for parties to a divorce to seek out advice and support from friends and family members. As divorce, custody battles, and child support disputes are all relatively common, people usually do not have to search too far before finding a support system to […]Read More
When Can You Spy On Your Spouse – GPS Trackers, Email Hacking, Nanny Cams
After sharing your life with a person, you get to know their normal patterns of behavior. Sometimes before or during a divorce, your spouse’s behavior changes and you may begin to suspect something is wrong. Maybe you suspect your spouse of infidelity or hiding assets or income. Whatever the issue, in such a situation, a […]Read More
What Does “Equitable Distribution” Mean?
The end of a marriage means that the parties will have to divide up all assets and debts that have been accumulated during the marriage. Retirement accounts, credit card debts, the marital home, and personal property are just a few examples of the things that will have to be considered and distributed. In Minnesota, the […]Read More
Divorce is a stressful process, especially when you have to take the case all the way through to a final hearing. A final hearing can take a long time and can be expensive and emotionally draining. Luckily more and more cases, including divorces, are settling before ever reaching a final hearing. Divorcing couples are seeing […]Read More