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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, divor… Read More
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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 pa… 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… Read More
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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 exclu… Read More
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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 a… 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 marit… Read More
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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 y… Read More
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Wills, Trusts, & Small Children

As a parent, you want to do everything possible to protect your children. You buy safety equipment, research the best daycare centers and schools, and… Read More
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How the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Divorce

Some unhappy couples stay together for the sake of the kids. Others do it because of religious beliefs or because they can’t afford to live apar… Read More
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What is "Potential Income" When Calculating Minnesota Child Support?

In Minnesota, children have the right to be supported financially by both parents. Minnesota law presumes, therefore, that both parents are capable of… Read More
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Does My Overtime Count When Calculating Minnesota Child Support?

Minnesota parents who pay child support (obligors) and parents who receive it (obligees) are often concerned about whether the amount of child support… Read More
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How Does Self-Employment Income Affect Minnesota Child Support?

In Minnesota, ​child support is calculated according to guidelines set forth by the state legislature. Of course, calculations are only as good a… Read More
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Minnesota Six-Month Reviews of Parenting Time and Child Support

What happens after the decree is final, the divorce is over, and the dust settles? Ideally, families should settle into the routine of their “ne… Read More
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Basics of Calculating Minnesota Child Support

Under Minnesota law, both parents are obligated to support their children in accordance with their respective incomes. The state calculates child supp… 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… Read More
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