Biased Judges

May 24, 2019

The very nature of family law cases is clearly highly personal.  The subject matter of the case can delve into exceedingly private areas ranging from financial issues to parenting.  If you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement about some or all of the issues in your case, you will have to […]

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Why the Status Quo Matters for Divorce

May 23, 2019

One of the only things we can be certain will be a constant throughout our lives is change.  One incident that brings more change than almost any other is divorce.  Divorce will mean big changes for you and your spouse, as well as your children.  You may need to move to a new town, go […]

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Who Is not Bound By Your Divorce Decree – Credit Cards, Medical Debt, Mortgages

May 22, 2019

The end of your marriage will mean a lot of overwhelming changes.  You may have to move, change careers, and create a new budget to reflect the fact that you no longer have two incomes supporting one household, just to name a few.  In many cases, the divorce will mean big financial adjustments for both […]

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Division of Personal Property

May 20, 2019

There are many decisions that need to be made during a divorce.  You will need to think about what will be done with the marital residence, whether you need to request spousal maintenance, and what custody arrangement would be best for your children.  Dividing your personal property also plays an important role.  Personal property is […]

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Why You Should Consider Legal Separation

May 14, 2019

It is never easy or simple making the decision to end a marriage.  You and your spouse may have spent years or even decades together, building and planning for your future.  The disintegration of your relationship is emotionally challenging, to say the least, and it is difficult to face the many decisions that need to […]

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Divorce and Vehicles

May 10, 2019

Every divorce is different, because every family is unique.  However, there are certain issues that every divorce has in common.  One of these is property division.  Minnesota is an “equitable distribution” state, which means that the parties’ marital assets will be equitably distributed.  The Minnesota statues provide a list of factors that the court will […]

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Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage

May 9, 2019

The end of a marriage is always a difficult time for both spouses.  Even when the parties have been having marital difficulties for a long time, the decision to actually put an end to a marriage is challenging.  On television and in the movies, divorce pleadings are often filled with detailed allegations of adultery or […]

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When Contempt is Used in Family Law

May 7, 2019

Going through a divorce, custody, or post-divorce suit is never easy.  Family law is a very personal type of litigation, as it delves into the daily, personal decisions you make about your children, your finances, and your property.  As a result, there are times when the litigants will strongly disagree about the way the court […]

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Repercussions for Failure to Respond to Discovery

May 6, 2019

Family law and divorce are, by their very nature, highly personal proceedings.  The issues involved with these types of cases often include your personal finances, how you raise your children, and how you interact with your spouse.  Although most people expect to have to share these details with their attorneys or in open court, if […]

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Do I Have to Divide My Retirement?

April 1, 2019

Planning for future security and stability requires attention to many components, including your estate plan, drafting a will, and amassing financial resources for your retirement.  During a marriage, you and your spouse work toward these goals as a team.  If your marriage later falls apart, it will greatly change the way you look at your […]

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