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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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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Teenagers and Parenting Time

September 27, 2019

Every parent can tell you that each stage in a child’s life brings new challenges for the parents.  Parents have to work hard to strike a delicate balance between guiding a child through life and being overbearing.  As a child reaches the teenage years, this can become especially challenging, as teenagers move toward becoming completely independent and […]

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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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Can I Require my Ex to Prove How Child Support is Being Spent?

July 15, 2019

Any parent can tell you that there are extensive expenses associated with raising a child.  The basic expenses like food, shelter, and clothing can add up, before you even start to consider other things, such as extracurricular fees, medical costs, and daycare or after school care expenses.  When parents live together, they can pool their […]

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Debt and Child Support

July 12, 2019

Children are a great joy, but also greatly expensive.  Keeping a child adequately fed, clothed, and shelter can absorb significant resources.  When a child gets older, school fees and extracurricular activities can also add to the pile of expenses.  Moreover, health care expenses can be overwhelming, especially if a child has special needs.  In recognition […]

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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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Gambling Debt and Divorce

June 13, 2019

The end of a marriage is often one of the most difficult financial times for both parties.  In most cases, spouses have worked together to build financial security, plan for retirement, buy real estate, and other important steps to create a secure future.  During a divorce, the spouses will have to figure out how to […]

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