Equitable Distribution and Offsets

March 27, 2019

There are many steps to take when trying to settle a divorce.  The issues range from spousal maintenance to child custody to division of marital assets.  In Minnesota, marital assets and marital debts are subject to an “equitable distribution” by the judge.  The judge will examine a specific list of factors that are set out […]

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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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Dividing a Pension

December 6, 2018

During a divorce, the spouses will have to split their assets and debts that were accumulated through the years.  Minnesota is an equitable distribution state, which means that the marital assets and debts will be equitably distributed.  The court will examine a list of factors in deciding who will receive how much of each asset.  […]

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Divorce and Financial Disclosures

December 3, 2018

Divorce is never an easy decision.  After many years building your future with another person, you will now have to separate your social, emotional, and even financial life from your spouse.  This can take time, and especially where the marriage has been going on for a long time, can be complicated.  There will be many […]

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Keeping Your Non-Marital Property Separate

November 30, 2018

Dividing property is an important element of any divorce.  Minnesota is an “equitable distribution” state, which means that marital property is divided equitably between the spouses.  An equitable distribution does not always mean an equal distribution, and the courts will examine a list of factors in determining which spouse receives which property.  A key to […]

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How to Stop Dissipation of Assets

November 28, 2018

Property division is often a central issue of dispute in divorce.  When two people have labored together for years or even decades to build wealth and a secure financial future, there can be a lot of property to divide during the divorce.  Minnesota is what is called an “equitable distribution” state.  This means that marital […]

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Dividing a Pension

October 17, 2018

Americans work hard to plan their financial future and stability.  Building a foundation for a solid retirement takes foresight, organization, and preparation.  Retirement should be a time to relax and work on your hobbies.  When you have worked long and hard at a job that offers a pension retirement benefits, this can really help with […]

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Gambling Addiction and Divorce

October 15, 2018

Addiction is a problem that plagues our nation.  It comes in many forms, ranging from shopping addiction to opiate addiction.  Gambling addiction is one that can be frequently overlooked, as statistics show that almost eighty percent of Americans engage in some sort of gambling every year, whether that is a state lottery, fantasy football, or […]

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Divorce and the Family Farm

October 11, 2018

Farming forms the important backbone of American agriculture and its food supply.  As of 2016, there were 2.1 million farms in the United States, with 97 percent of those farms being family-owned.  Working on a family farm to support your lifestyle and your family can be a rewarding task and can bring your family together.  […]

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When Your Ex-Spouse Refuses to Sell the House

October 8, 2018

Part of the American dream is owning a home with your spouse.  When that marriage ends, there are many property issues to be determined, including who will receive that home in the divorce.  There are many ways to handle the division of the residence in a divorce.  If your spouse was ordered to sell the […]

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