What Is Worth the Fight and Where to Draw the Line – Divorce Settlements

October 14, 2019

Going through a divorce is a difficult process in almost every way.  The spouses will have to emotionally separate themselves from each other.  They will also need to each establish their own respective households, create a workable budget, and sometimes acquire a new career.  If the parties share children, they will also need an order regarding parenting time […]

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Child Inclusive Mediation

October 11, 2019

No one wants to go through a divorce or child custody case.  They are financially and emotionally difficult for everyone involved, including the parties’ minor children.  In the vast majority of cases, the parties will reach an agreement before having to go to a final hearing.  Mediation is a common way parties may reach such […]

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Mandatory Financial Disclosures

October 8, 2019

During your marriage, you have likely pooled your resources with your spouse to build your future together and try to attain your goals.  Whether your marriage has been just a few months long or you have been married for decades, you and your spouse have likely acquired some marital property.  Minnesota is an “equitable distribution” […]

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Helping Your Child Transition Through Divorce

October 7, 2019

Divorce is a tumultuous time for both of the spouses.  Once the decision is made to move forward with the divorce, both parties will need to make important decisions about where to live, how to divide assets, and whether to request spousal maintenance, just to name a few.  If the parties have minor children, they […]

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Heart Balm Actions

October 4, 2019

The end of a relationship is never pleasant, even in the most amicable of splits.  Each party will need to move forward with his or her life, independent of the former spouse.  This can be emotionally and financially difficult, especially where the parties have been in a long-term marriage.  Minnesota is a “no fault” state, […]

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Requirements of an MSA

September 26, 2019

The legal process can be notoriously long and exhausting.  Family law is no exception to this.  Family law cases can last for months or even longer, depending on the complexity of the issues and the attitude of the parties.  Fortunately in the majority of cases, parties will reach a settlement of some or even all of the issues.  Parties […]

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Step-Parent Adoption and Divorce

August 30, 2019

Completing a step-parent adoption is a joyous occasion.  Expanding a child’s family and sense of stability can only be beneficial as the child grows and matures.  Although the optimal situation means that the family will remain together and stable indefinitely, that is not always the case.  Divorce is an unfortunate reality for many families.  Divorce […]

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Estate Planning and Prenuptial Agreements

August 12, 2019

Planning for the future is an exciting time.  This is even more exciting if you are planning on getting married soon, and have a special person to help you plan for the future.  Estate plans and prenuptial agreements are two steps that you and your soon to be spouse can review and execute to make […]

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Karon Waivers

July 26, 2019

Divorce can be the most difficult time for the parties.  During a marriage, most couples pool their resources to achieve their goals, pay off debts, and help support their children.  After the divorce, the parties will each have to figure out how to do these things without the benefit of the income of the other […]

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No Fault Divorce – Why Fault Can Still Matter

June 14, 2019

The end of a marriage is a difficult time for everyone.  Divorce is draining for the parties involved, both emotionally and financially.  In Minnesota, either party may seek a divorce without proving fault.  This means that neither spouse needs to demonstrate that the other spouse is the one responsible for the breakdown of the marriage.  […]

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