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Contesting a Will in Minnesota

How hard is it to challenge a will in Minnesota? It depends on the circumstances, but in general, contesting a will is not easy. That’s good news for those who want their last wishes honored; not so good for those who feel they have been treated un… Read More
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Categories: Probate
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Divorce Mediation Tips for Success

At Mundahl Law, we are big believers in family mediation, especially in divorce. Divorce mediation is almost always less stressful and less expensive than a divorce trial. Even more important, it gives you much more control over the terms of your div… Read More
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Caring for a Nonbinary or Transgender Child

Every parent, as soon as they find out they are going to have a child, imagines what that child will be like. We imagine who they’ll look like, what their interests will be, what they will excel at. And when most parents hear “It’s a boy!” or… Read More
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A Guide to Minnesota Health Care Directives

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that life is uncertain. It has always been possible for people to go suddenly from perfectly healthy to very ill, but COVID-19 made that possibility frighteningly real for many of us. Fortunately, as of this writing… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Understanding the Probate Process in Minnesota

Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a person who has died (a “decedent.”) As a general rule, assets that were owned in the decedent’s sole name (as opposed to jointly with another person, or by a trust), must go through… Read More
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Categories: Probate
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The Importance of Setting Up a Trust for a Child

When you picture a child who has a trust fund, you probably envision someone who is wealthy, spoiled, and entitled. If that’s the image in your head, you may not have ever dreamed that you would set up a trust for your child. You might be surprised… Read More
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No-Fault Divorce in Minnesota: What You Need to Know

No-fault divorce has been around in Minnesota since 1974,  and the term is familiar to most people. Yet most people don’t think about what “no-fault” divorce means until they are in the process of seeking a divorce themselves. Let’s talk a l… Read More
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Why is Divorce Trial So Expensive?

There is an old joke that goes, “How much does a good divorce lawyer cost?” The answer: “Far less than a bad one.” The joke is funny because it’s true, but it’s true on more levels than most people realize. The implication of the joke is… Read More
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Divorce Settlement Agreement vs. Divorce Trial

There are two ways to get a divorce in Minnesota: reach a settlement agreement sometimes called a Marital Termination Agreement at some point in the divorce process, or go to trial. Many people enter the divorce process in a state of heightened emoti… Read More
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Personal Property Arbitration in Divorce

It’s not surprising that people fight over their children in divorce. And it’s not surprising that they fight over big assets, like the house or retirement funds. (It’s not good, but it’s not surprising). But it IS  surprising how often peop… Read More
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How to Stay Married

It might seem counterintuitive for a divorce attorney to want to give advice on how to stay married. After all, as family law attorneys, most of our business comes from people who are ending their marriages. When a divorce is necessary, we get a cert… Read More
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Dealing With Your Spouse’s Anger During Divorce

Divorce is a time when emotions run high—to put it mildly. Whether or not you chose the divorce, you can expect to feel everything from sorrow, rage, and anxiety to relief and even hope. Managing your own emotions is a challenge. Dealing with your… Read More
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Does Your Estate Plan Protect the Children From Your First Marriage?

Whether a marriage ends in divorce or due to the death of a spouse, it’s never easy. For many people, though, no matter how difficult a marriage or its aftermath, the silver lining is the children that came from the marriage. For many people who ar… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Dealing With a Crying Child at Parenting Time Transition

Transitions can be difficult for children, especially young children or kids with anxiety issues. One of the most difficult transitions for children can be moving back and forth between parents’ homes and dealing with joint custody schedules. One o… Read More
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Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Student Loan Debt?

These days, 70% of college graduates leave their years of higher education with not just a degree, but with student loan debt. The average student loan debt held by someone who borrowed for college is $37,132—that’s not small change. It often tak… Read More
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How hard is it to challenge a will in Minnesota? It depends on the circumstances, but in general, contesting a will is not easy. That’s good news for those who want their last wishes honored; not so good for those who feel they have been treated un… Read More
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At Mundahl Law, we are big believers in family mediation, especially in divorce. Divorce mediation is almost always less stressful and less expensive than a divorce trial. Even more important, it gives you much more control over the terms of your div… Read More
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Every parent, as soon as they find out they are going to have a child, imagines what that child will be like. We imagine who they’ll look like, what their interests will be, what they will excel at. And when most parents hear “It’s a boy!” or… Read More

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