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The Tragically HIPAA-less: Why Keeping Estate Plans Up to Date Is So Important

Even the most thoughtful, well-crafted estate plan can become a disaster without proper maintenance. The reason is simple: life is change. Some of that change stems from our own choices. Some of it do… Read More
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Funding Your Child's Divorce: Money into Black Hole

Don't Blow Your Retirement Savings on Your Child's Divorce!

It’s common to hear about parents breaking the bank to pay for a child’s dream wedding; comedic movies and TV shows have even been built around this premise. But nobody makes a show about… Read More
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How Can a Grandparent or Third Party Adopt a Child?

Children need love, guidance, care, and protection. Usually parents provide that care, often with the support of other adults in the child’s life. But as we all know, there are times when biolog… Read More
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How Divorce Affects Your Retirement

The prevalence of so-called “gray divorce” is increasing: more and more people are choosing to divorce in their fifties, sixties, and even beyond. They may have stayed together “for… Read More
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Three Things to Remember When Your Parents Pay for Your Divorce

We’ve all heard the statistic: roughly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. This translates to one divorce every thirteen seconds, and well over 6,000 divorces every single… Read More
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How to (Emotionally) Support Your Adult Child Through A Divorce (and Survive it Yourself)

Everyone understands that divorce is hard on the couple whose marriage is ending, and of course for any children they may have. Fewer people think about the impact of a divorce on the parents of the d… Read More
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Karon Waivers: Why You Must Talk to an Attorney Before You Waive the Right to Modify Spousal Maintenance

We’ve already discussed in this space the basics of awarding spousal maintenance in Minnesota, but we’ve touched only briefly on the concept of modifying spousal maintenance.  Normally,… 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:  Short-Term or Temporary Spousal Maintenance i… Read More
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Minimizing Impact of Divorce on a Small Business

Divorce can be a challenging period of transition in the life of any individual.  People are surrounded by emotion and anxiety as legal and financial matters are sorted out.  It can take time for th… Read More
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I was at my breaking point, after 50 years in an increasingly abusive marriage. My husband controlled the finances; I was a housewife and mother. He always said if I left him, I’d have nothing. Now he wants me to leave our home and won’t…
– Barbara R.

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