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Limited Scope Representation: What is It, and Will It Work for You?

March 7th, 2017
Over the past few years, a new trend in the legal profession has started to emerge: limited scope representation. Also known as “unbundling”, limited scope representation means that instead of hiring an attorney to take your case from start to fi… Read More
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How Long Do I Have to Reopen a Divorce?

November 29th, 2016
There’s something so final about receiving your signed Minnesota divorce decree, like a gavel striking a table. It’s over. It’s done. Of course, certain aspects of your decree can be modified, and often should, like child support, c… Read More
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Bankruptcy and Divorce: What You Need to Know

November 14th, 2016
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 Divorce

November 2nd, 2016
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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Discovery: Do I Have to Tell Them Everything?

October 19th, 2016
You knew divorce would mean splitting your assets. But now you’ve come to the point where you actually have to start identifying what those assets are, and committing them (as well as your liabilities) to paper in the discovery phase of your di… Read More
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Discovery: How It's Handled in Divorces

September 14th, 2016
You may not think of it as one, but divorce is, technically, a lawsuit. And like other lawsuits, the rules of civil procedure apply. This means that each party involved in the law suit is entitled to “discover” facts and documents from th… Read More
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What is "Fair and Equitable" in Personal Property Division?

August 31st, 2016
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 Divorce in Minnesota

July 28th, 2016
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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Wills, Trusts, & Small Children

July 16th, 2016
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 save for their future. A surprising number of parents, however, don’t do one of the most impo… Read More
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The Cohabitation Alimony Reform Bill: What it Means for Minnesota

May 24th, 2016
If you are receiving spousal maintenance (alimony), and your divorce decree states that payments will terminate on remarriage, what do you do when you meet and fall in love with someone? If you’re like many people, the answer is to move in toge… Read More
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How the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Divorce

May 4th, 2016
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 apart. And some married couples have put off divorce to avoid one spouse being removed from the other sp… Read More
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“I Should Have Known Better:” First-Person Divorce Stories

December 11th, 2015
We at Mundahl Law regularly blog about family law issues, but from time to time, we’ll be sharing this space with clients and others who have experienced the Minnesota family law system from the client’s perspective. This is one such stor… Read More
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How Major Life Changes Affect Your Child, and Your Custody

November 25th, 2015
Studies have shown that when undergoing life changes, the more control people have over a transition, the more successfully they navigate it. Divorce, naturally, is one of the largest and most disruptive changes that any of us can go through. That… Read More
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Physical, Mental, and Chemical Health: How They Affect Your Minnesota Custody Case

November 6th, 2015
In this latest installment of our series of blog posts on Minnesota child custody law, we’ll focus on parents’ health issues, and the impact they may have on the outcome of a custody matter. As you likely know, in 2015, the “best intere… Read More
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Caretaking and Custody: What Has Changed in Minnesota

November 5th, 2015
Not all that long ago, two assumptions were prevalent in family law: one parent, almost always the mother, was the “primary caretaker” of the children; and the primary caretaker should receive some degree of preference in custody determinations.… Read More