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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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Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement may not be for everyone; however, certain individuals should consider one.  Prenuptial agreements get a bad reputation because… Read More
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The Complex or High Asset Divorce

One of the most challenging aspects for a couple going through a divorce is deciding how to divide property.  This is particularly true for spouses w… Read More
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Dividing Debt in a Divorce

One of the most difficult issues for a couple to address during a divorce surrounds the question of how to divide what they own.  Even more challengi… Read More
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Kids & Taxes: It’s not as easy as Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

One of the thorniest issues in a divorce or custody and parenting time matter is who gets to claim the kids on their income tax returns.  It should n… 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… Read More
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