The SENE Process in Divorce

May 18, 2020

Family law is one of the most notoriously contentious areas of litigation.  With such a deeply personal subject matter, it is no wonder that family law cases often involve an unfortunate level of acrimony.  Fortunately, there has been a growing trend to settle cases before they reach a final hearing.  In fact, the vast majority […]

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Divorce Appeals

May 17, 2020

Divorce means change for every family.  Regardless of whether your divorce is amicable and peacefully settled or requires a full-blown trial to resolve, your divorce is likely a watershed moment in your life.  Divorce will impact almost every area of your life, ranging from child custody to your retirement plan.  If your divorce is contested […]

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Why Would a Court Refuse to Honor a Will?

May 4, 2020

Planning for a stable and secure future is the goal of any estate plan.  Estate plans use a variety of different tools to make sure you manage your assets appropriately to reach your goals.  A last will and testament is the cornerstone of almost every estate plan.  With a will, you can dictate how your […]

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How Specific Illnesses Can Impact an Estate Plan

May 1, 2020

Creating an estate plan is a crucial step to creating the stability and solidity your children and other loved ones need.  An estate plan can help you administer your assets in such a way to ensure your loved ones benefit for years or even decades to come.  There are many different types of tools that […]

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Standing to Challenge a Will

April 24, 2020

When a loved one or family member passes away, you will be faced with starting the difficult process of grieving.  Unfortunately, during this emotionally challenging time, there are also other important legal and logistical tasks that need to be undertaken.  Probate is not the least of these.  Probate is the legal term for the gathering […]

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Special Issues When Dealing With a Pro Se Litigant

March 31, 2020

It is no secret that divorce or custody cases can be costly.  As a result, some parties may choose to forego hiring an attorney and represent him or herself during a custody or divorce case.  Although Minnesota law specifically states that self-represented, or “pro se,” parties must perform the same acts that are required of […]

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Keeping the Judge Happy During Your Final Divorce Hearing

March 30, 2020

If you are facing a divorce, you likely are feeling a bit concerned and even anxious about the final hearing.  Even with the most skilled and experienced attorney, it is impossible to predict the exact outcome at trial.  You have likely realized that the judge’s attitude toward you can make an enormous impact on the […]

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Why an Appeal Won’t Get You What You Want

March 25, 2020

Family law cases are stressful for all involved.  Divorce or custody cases involve the most personal details of your life, ranging from dividing your property to parenting time with your children.  When you finally get to your divorce or custody trial, it can be a relief to have the process finished.  Unfortunately, when you go […]

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Family Members to Call as Witnesses During Your Divorce

March 24, 2020

When you are facing a court case, you will need to produce evidence to support your case.  The evidence could come in the form of documents, photographs, or witness testimony.  Divorce cases are no exception to this, and if you are facing a divorce, you will need to prove your case just like any other […]

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Jurisdiction and Probate

March 20, 2020

The legal system has a long list of requirements for every type of lawsuit and court case.  Each type of case has its own conditions and prerequisites.  Probate is no exception.  A request to open a probate case requires the allegation and proof of particular facts, such as the name of the deceased, whether there […]

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