Love is love. Marriage is marriage. And divorce is divorce.
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 […]Read More
Facing divorce? Have a seat at the (mediation) table.
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? […]Read More
Divorce and the ERISA
Credit Sarah Sicheneder, Attorney See the original article at: epilawg.com 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 […]Read More
Parenting Across Generations
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 […]Read More
Don’t consider retirement without reevaluating your spousal maintenance plan
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 […]Read More
Will Cohabitation Wipe out Spousal Maintenance Awards Now?
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 […]Read More
AFCC – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts National Conference in Seattle, WA.
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 🙂Read More
How Much Will my Divorce Cost?
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 […]Read More
Do I Need an Attorney to Settle my Divorce?
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 […]Read More