Prenup or Postnup – Rules and Benefits

January 22, 2019

Getting married is an exciting time for both parties.  Neither party wants to imagine that divorce is a possibility while planning a wedding.  However, drafting and executing a pre-nuptial agreement is essentially thinking about what the parties would want in the event that the marriage falls apart in the future.  Similarly, post-nuptial agreements are agreements […]

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Medical Records and Subpoenas in Family Law

January 21, 2019

Divorce is a very personal proceeding.  In your divorce, you may need to discuss very private matters, such as finances or extra-marital affairs.  One way that this information may be exchanged during your divorce will be through a process called discovery.  In discovery, either side may ask any question that is reasonably designed to lead […]

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Your Child’s Medication and Divorce

January 17, 2019

Our understanding of science and medicine is growing every year.  Doctors are constantly gaining new understanding of physiological and psychological conditions, and that allows them to develop appropriate treatment plans tailored for each patient.  This is especially helpful when the patient is a child.  When a child has special medical or psychological needs, it is quite possible that […]

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No One Can Afford the House After Divorce – Now What?

January 14, 2019

During marriage, you and your spouse have likely worked together to accumulate assets and build security for your future together.  The financial stress of a divorce, unfortunately, can sometimes put a severe dent in the assets that you have worked a lifetime to build.  Where you and your spouse have spent time sharing responsibilities, including […]

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How Early Neutral Evaluation Can Help Your Case

January 10, 2019

In today’s court system, the vast majority of cases are settled before the final trial.  Divorces are no exception.  Settling your case can provide important advantages over going to court.  Settling can save you substantial amounts of money, as going all the way through a divorce final hearing means having to pay your attorney to […]

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Maximizing Discovery Usefulness

January 8, 2019

Divorce can be a long process, and there are many important steps along the way.  These steps may seem cumbersome or unnecessary at the time when you are in the middle of your own divorce, but each step is designed to help the court to make a fair decision when the parties reach the final […]

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What Information Can I Keep Secret In a Divorce?

January 4, 2019

Most people understand that divorce is an exhausting and often invasive process.  If you and your spouse are not able to reach a settlement quickly, the process can stretch out for months or even years.  Because getting a divorce is an inherently personal process, it should come as no surprise that you and your spouse […]

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Sole Physical Custody and Why It Is Sometimes Awarded

December 13, 2018

Every parent only wants to keep his or her child safe from harm.  In the optimal situation, the parents will work together to ensure the child’s well-being and safety.  Even in the most acrimonious of divorces, the parties still want to make sure that their children are safe and well cared for.  Minnesota statute provides […]

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What to Expect From a Final Divorce Hearing

December 12, 2018

More and more court cases are being resolved through settlement every year, and divorce cases are no exception.  Divorce settlement allows the parties to save money, shorten the process, and retain a degree over control over how their case will be resolved.  However, this is not always possible.  When parties are not able to resolve […]

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Who Gets the Child’s College Fund?

December 7, 2018

Planning for your child’s future is an important and exciting step for a parent.  It is thrilling helping your child to grow and learn.  Saving for their college education is part of what can help make sure that your child’s future is secure.  College is expensive, especially if your child chooses to attend a private […]

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