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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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The Cost of Not Hiring an Attorney

You may have seen cars sporting bumper stickers that say, “If you think education’s expensive, try ignorance.” There could just as e… Read More
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Budgeting for Divorce

Budgeting for Divorce

For many people, the idea of budgeting–for anything–is unpleasant. Budgeting involves putting pencil to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and… 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 conc… 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:… Read More
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What is this divorce going to cost me?

Clients always ask, “What is this divorce going to cost?”  As attorneys our answer is, “It depends.”  There are a range of factors t… Read More
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