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What is Non-Marital Prope…

What is Non-Marital Property in Minnesota?

In any Minnesota divorce, the couple must agree to a division of marital property, or the court must decide how to divide that property. One thing many people are not clear on, however, is the distinction between marital property and non-marital pro… Read More
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What is a Prenup? (And Th…

What is a Prenup? (And Three Surprising Reasons You Should Have One)

Almost everybody has heard of prenuptial agreements, also known as prenups or antenuptial agreements. But many people don’t know someone who has one (or don’t know that they do). As a result, a sort of mythology has risen up around prenups: that… Read More
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Your Child's Financial Ai…

Your Child's Financial Aid and Your Divorce

All parents face challenges when a child approaches college age, but divorced parents face extra challenges: the end of child support, possible changes to parenting time, and, of course, financial aid. Few families can manage the expense of college w… Read More
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Divorce for Professionals…

Divorce for Professionals: Tips for Busy Professionals Facing Divorce

Divorce is never easy. But if you’re a busy professional, such as a physician, dentist, certified professional accountant, or an attorney, divorce holds special challenges for you. You may be worried about the impact that the divorce will have… Read More
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Who Gets to Claim the Kid…

Who Gets to Claim the Kids on Their Tax Return After Divorce?

When you’re in the middle of a child custody dispute, there are a lot of things to think about: how legal custody will be arranged, what your parenting time schedule will be, child support, and so on. One of the last things parents tend to thin… Read More
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How Divorce Affects Your…

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 the sake of the children” and decided to par… Read More
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Bankruptcy and Divorce: W…

Bankruptcy and Divorce: What You Need to Know

Two of the most common reasons that marriages end in divorce are incompatibility and financial problems. Those two factors aren’t mutually exclusive, of course, which means that many people are dealing with both financial pressure and a spouse… Read More
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Small Business and Divorc…

Small Business and Divorce

Dividing assets can be a contentious aspect of divorce even when you don’t have much to fight over. When a small business is among the marital assets, property division can go from contentious to all-out war. This is true for a number of reason… Read More
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What is "Fair and Equitable" in Personal Property Division?

Minnesota, like a majority of states, divides property in divorce according to a system of “equitable distribution.” This means that marital property isn’t necessarily split exactly equally between a divorcing husband and wife, but… Read More
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Wills, Trusts, and Divorc…

Wills, Trusts, and Divorce in Minnesota

Divorce is a stressful process. Between worrying about the well-being of your children, your financial future, and grieving the loss of the marriage you hoped to have, there’s not a lot of energy left over for anything else. But there is one mo… Read More
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