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Family Law & Divorce
Divorce Settlement
Enforcing Divorce Settlements in Minnesota  We often find people having trouble with enforcing divorce settlements. When you finalized your divorce, you signed a settlement agreement. This is essentially a court-approved contract that outlines how your assets and debts should be split.   You also set up a schedule for items like alimony and child support. Whether...
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Couple Going To Get A Divorce
Can I Get Divorced Without a Lawyer in Minnesota? “Can I get a divorce without hiring a lawyer?” “Is It Possible to get a divorce without a lawyer?” This is a question asked often from individuals facing a potential divorce who are worried about the perceived costs and time commitment of hiring an attorney. We...
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Back To School child
Navigating Divorce & Back To School Fall 2021 If you are divorced or separated, the return to school for your kids can require revisiting your divorce agreement. You’ll want to review whether your current parenting plan works with the layout of the coming school year.    Moreover, perhaps this year looks different because of the...
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Group Members Supporting Upset Woman Domestic Violence Victim
Does Domestic Violence Have to Be Physical? In complicated relationships, situations can get out of hand easily. What starts as a small fight can escalate. Tempers can flare, and emotions can lead to acts of domestic violence. But where is the line, exactly? Does domestic violence have to be physical?  How the Law Defines Domestic...
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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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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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