Integrating Your Adopted Child Into Your Family

January 9, 2020

Expanding your family is a wonderful time.  Adopting a child means you can enlarge your family while also providing stability and love to a child or multiple children.  Adoption can be a prolonged process with many technical requirements.  Once the process is over, you can start living your life and move forward together as a […]

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Adoption and Estate Planning

January 6, 2020

It is common knowledge that planning for the future is an important step to making sure your family enjoys stability and security both now and after you pass away.  Estate planning is a cornerstone in a well-done plan to cement your plans for the future.  Estate planning is important for families of any size and […]

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Social Security and Spousal Maintenance

January 3, 2020

We all look forward to the day when we can retire.  We work hard, follow our estate plan, save, and make sure that we have a realistic and stable plan to reach our goals.  Social Security is an important part of the retirement plan for most Americans.  Although Social Security retirement income is not usually […]

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Am I Entitled to My Spouse’s Inheritance?

December 31, 2019

The end of a marriage is never an easy time.  Even the most amicable of divorces will require both parties to handle some challenging emotions.  In addition to the emotional difficulties, the parties face financial and logistical challenges.  The spouses will need to understand and properly follow the appropriate steps to file for divorce and […]

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Silver Divorce

December 30, 2019

It is no secret that the divorce rate in the United States has risen over the last few years.  What is surprising to some, however, is that the divorce rate is not only increasing among young couples, but is increasing also among long-term marriages.  When the spouses getting divorced are over forty years old, it […]

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Divorce Attorney

December 26, 2019

Family law litigation can be one of the most important involvements you ever have with court.  Family law cases involve divorce, child support, and child custody cases.  These cases strike at the very heart of your everyday life, and can have a far-reaching impact on the lives of everyone involved.  Adoption is another type of […]

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Special Needs Adoption

December 23, 2019

Adoption is a wonderful option to help families expand.  It is a joyous time to provide a family to a child who has none.  The child can bring love and depth to your family, and you can provide stability and affection.  There are many considerations that go into making the choice to adopt as well […]

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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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Can We Agree to No Child Support?

September 24, 2019

Any parent can tell you that raising a child is expensive.  Daycare costs, medical expenses, food, clothing, toys, extracurricular activities, are just a few examples of the expenses parents will need to consider.  Under Minnesota law, a child has the right to be financially supported by both parents.  When the parents are married or cohabitating, […]

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How to Help Your Lawyer Effectively Prepare for Trial

September 12, 2019

Civil cases in the United States are infamous for being drawn out affairs, and family law in Minnesota is no exception to this.  Divorce cases can take months or longer, depending on how contested the issues are in your case.  The vast majority of cases are settled by mediation, but this is not always the […]

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