Love is love. Marriage is marriage. And divorce is divorce.

November 13, 2017

Credit Josh Brekken, Attorney & Eric Parker, Attorney As attorneys focused on family law, sometimes we’re asked about same-sex divorce. How is it different? The answer: It’s not. Minnesota law makes no legal distinction between the marriage—or the divorce—of any two consenting adult parties. In other words: Marriage doesn’t discriminate. And neither does divorce. Divorce comes […]

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Facing divorce? Have a seat at the (mediation) table.

October 2, 2017

Credit Katie Jarvi, Attorney Divorce is a really small word for a really big pile of stuff: Emotions. Logistics. Discussions. Paperwork. Arguments. Even if you and your soon-to-be-ex plan on holding hands and frolicking through the process with mutual respect and admiration, it’s still an intimidating undertaking. And if you’re feeling not-so-frolicky? Or downright acrimonious? […]

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Divorce and the ERISA

August 16, 2017

Credit Sarah Sicheneder, Attorney See the original article at: Divorcing couples likely feel relief once they learn that the court has signed an order legally ending the marriage. However, just because the order is signed does not mean the divorce process is done – new deeds need to be recorded, mortgages assumed by one party […]

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Parenting Across Generations

July 10, 2017

Credit  Samantha Graf, Attorney & Eric Parker, Attorney 1960s comedic star Sam Levenson famously said: “The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” Of course, Levenson was trying to be funny. But sometimes, the grandparent/parent/child dynamic isn’t very funny. When parents are unable or unwilling to care […]

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Don’t consider retirement without reevaluating your spousal maintenance plan

April 17, 2017

Written by Josh Brekken, Attorney & Chris Johnson, Attorney Finalized divorces may not feel very final if you still pay or receive spousal maintenance (commonly referred to as “alimony”). And yet, it often becomes a matter of routine. Whether your divorce was settled last year, last decade, or before the disco era, you may be […]

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Will Cohabitation Wipe out Spousal Maintenance Awards Now?

July 31, 2016

On August 1, 2016, there are some seismic shifts happening in family law, especially as it relates to spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance can be established by settlement or a court decision. And until recently it only ended three ways: An end date agreed to or decided by the court The death of either party The […]

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AFCC – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts National Conference in Seattle, WA.

June 2, 2016

Attorneys Karolina Hoerl and Eric Parker are representing Johnson/Turner Legal at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts National Conference in Seattle, WA. We are hoping they are fitting in the conference with all the sightseeing they are doing 🙂  

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How Much Will my Divorce Cost?

April 29, 2016

Control the Cost of your Divorce The cost of a divorce can vary so wildly it’s hard to pin down an exact price. But Johnson/Turner wants to keep your costs down. Almost every client in a divorce case asks us this question. Unfortunately, almost every attorney provides a vague answer, noting that it is difficult to […]

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Do I Need an Attorney to Settle my Divorce?

April 25, 2016

What you don’t know about divorce can hurt you Most people aren’t very experienced at going through a divorce. Family law attorneys are. Put our great experience toward your great experience. The sooner you and your spouse can reach agreement, the faster and less expensive your divorce will be. But a quick, amicable resolution that protects […]

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Legal Links

April 12, 2016

Below you’ll find a list of useful web links that we compiled to help educate you on Minnesota law and some of our most prevalent practice areas.

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