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Property in Two or More States Can Complicate Estate Planning
March 13th, 2023
Owning property in multiple states is more common than you might think. Many people who have a primary residence in Minnesota have an interest in real… Read MoreRead More
How is a Small Business Valued in Divorce?
October 14th, 2021
Divorce closes one chapter in your life and opens another. In order to move forward, you need a financial foundation. That foundation comes, in part,… Read MoreRead More
Why is Divorce Trial So Expensive?
December 22nd, 2020
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 i… Read MoreRead More
Divorce Settlement Agreement vs. Divorce Trial
December 7th, 2020
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 d… Read MoreRead More
Personal Property Arbitration in Divorce
November 19th, 2020
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 r… Read MoreRead More
Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Student Loan Debt?
September 11th, 2020
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 loa… Read MoreRead More
Seven Mistakes to Avoid in a DIY Divorce
August 14th, 2020
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 MoreRead More
Three Ways Divorce Affects Your Income Tax
February 20th, 2020
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 MoreRead More
Retirement Accounts in Divorce: Asset or Income?
January 13th, 2020
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 MoreRead More
Paying Your Bills While Going Through Divorce
December 9th, 2019
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 MoreRead More
How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?
November 21st, 2019
Financial issues are a big part of divorce: how you will divide marital assets; whether you will pay or receive spousal maintenance (and how much); ho… Read MoreRead More
What is the Process for Getting a QDRO?
October 25th, 2019
Of all the property that must be divided in a Minnesota divorce, retirement accounts are among the most challenging to split up. Often the asset is pa… Read MoreRead More
Who Gets the Pets When You Divorce?
September 27th, 2019
Divorce can be difficult on so many levels—not having your kids around all the time; the financial struggles; possibly having to move out of your ho… Read MoreRead More
What is Non-Marital Property in Minnesota?
August 29th, 2019
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 ma… Read MoreRead More
What is a Prenup? (And Three Surprising Reasons You Should Have One)
August 6th, 2019
Almost everybody has heard of prenuptial agreements, also known as prenups or antenuptial agreements. But many people don’t know someone who has one… Read MoreRead More