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Six Things You Should Know About Minnesota Spousal Maintenance

Alimony, or spousal maintenance as it is called in Minnesota, is an issue of concern in many divorces. Some people worry that they won’t be able to… Read More
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Seven Mistakes to Avoid in a DIY Divorce

We’ve been known to tell people in the past that getting a divorce is kind of like cutting your hair: sure, you CAN do it without the help of a prof… Read More
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Three Ways Divorce Affects Your Income Tax

Divorce obviously changes a lot of things in your life, but it’s not until the April following your divorce that you might realize one of them: divo… Read More
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Retirement Accounts in Divorce: Asset or Income?

For many Minnesota couples, retirement accounts such as pensions and 401(k)s figure prominently in the divorce settlement. To the extent that money in… Read More
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Paying Your Bills While G…

Paying Your Bills While Going Through Divorce

For almost everyone, divorce is a time of financial stress and uncertainty. You may be worried about needing to pay child support or spousal maintenan… Read More
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Modifying Minnesota Spousal Support: Lessons from In re: Marriage of Madden

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently decided a case that could have implications for future cases involving spousal support in the state—not to m… Read More
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Minnesota Spousal Maintenance 101: What You Need to Know

What is Spousal Maintenance? Spousal maintenance is simply what used to be known as alimony. In Minnesota, there are two types of spousal maintenance:… Read More
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