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White & Associates
Car Theft
This past year, auto theft incidents have been reported at alarming rates all over the United States, including Minnesota. But there are many types of auto theft that you can be charged with. All carry serious consequences, despite the vast differences between them. The main thing all of these crimes have in common is taking...
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mediating a problem
What are Alternative Dispute Resolutions? Alternative Dispute Resolutions, or ADR, are alternative ways of resolving a problem in the hope that you can avoid a long, drawn-out court case, save money, and have a much less painful experience.  Unless you have a history of spousal abuse in Minnesota, you will be ordered to use ADR,...
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kids with father in park
If you have children and are considering a divorce, the first thing on your mind is how your divorce will impact them. It is what keeps parents in an unhappy marriage longer than they want to be. While you shouldn’t seek divorce with a cavalier attitude, there are times when it is the best solution...
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Property Division by saw
Minnesota is considered an equitable distribution property state. This is the most common way to divide marital property in a divorce. Equitable distribution means the court divides marital property between spouses in a way that it deems fair—or equitable, not necessarily equal or 50/50. It also doesn’t matter who is “at fault” for the divorce...
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Couple getting Divorce
A default divorce in Minnesota and in this country is when the respondent doesn’t respond to the petition or appear in court as requested. This is perfectly legal, but it isn’t in their best interest.  In a Minnesota divorce, one spouse known as the petitioner files for divorce. They must adequately serve their spouse, known...
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Tax Money
How Do I navigate Divorce and Filing Taxes? It is essential to consult with your tax advisor to get the best advice for your situation and location. It is an excellent idea to do this even before your divorce so that you can divide your assets in a way that is most beneficial to both...
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Estate Planning
Technically, an executor is a man appointed to carry out the wishes of someone who has died and manage their estate. If a woman is chosen for this task, she is called an executrix. But for simplicity’s sake, we will refer to administrators of all genders as executors since this is the more commonly known...
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Older Couple Estate Planning
What if you are no longer able to control your assets due to health concerns? Your estate plan should detail who can access and manage your assets as your proxy. Ideally, this person or persons should be the same people who will eventually inherit your estate. Everyone should have an estate plan. It isn’t only...
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Estate Planning with a Lawyer
Gifting and Estate Planning isn’t always top of mind. Estate planning is something you should think about long before retirement. There are several aspects to estate planning. Gifting is one of them. Gifts are subject to certain tax rules. Gifting assets can be beneficial to your estate in several ways. It can potentially:    ...
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Divorce And Child Custody
How child custody is determined in Minnesota can be hard to navigate. Legal Custody gives you the right to make decisions about your child’s education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. Physical Custody- this is when your child lives with you. You make decisions about your child’s day-to-day activities, what they eat, wear, and do. You may...
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