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Retroactive Modification…

Retroactive Modification of Child Support or Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

When parents of minor children obtain a divorce in Minnesota, the final judgment must include provisions for custody and support of the children. This usually includes an obligation by one parent to pay child support to the other parent. Minnesota la… Read More
Categories: Divorce
When Minnesota Law Allows…

When Minnesota Law Allows a Court to Grant One Parent Additional Parenting Time

When a Minnesota court makes a decision about child custody, whether the issue arises as part of a divorce case or in a separate proceeding, it must determine that its decision is in the “best interest of the child.” Minnesota does not define thi… Read More
Categories: Divorce
Spousal Maintenance in Mi…

Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota: An Overview

Getting divorced is among the most stressful ordeals many people will experience. It upends nearly everything about your life. It can mean a significant change to a person’s lifestyle or standard of living. When one spouse in a marriage has fewer r… Read More
Categories: Divorce
When Does Minnesota Law R…

When Does Minnesota Law Restrict Moving a Child Out of State?

In any Minnesota family law dispute involving one or more minor children, the court must find that all orders affecting the children are in the children’s best interests. This includes divorce cases and cases regarding child custody, child support,… Read More
Categories: Child Custody
Selling Assets During a M…

Selling Assets During a Minnesota Divorce

Division of marital property is one of the most infamously difficult parts of a divorce, at least if you go by what you see on television. Spouses will fight tooth and nail over who gets to keep this sofa, or that lamp, or this commemorative Beatles… Read More
Categories: Divorce
Finding the Right Divorce…

Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer for You and Your Case

A divorce is among the most emotional and stressful experiences that people must endure in modern society. Even if two spouses go into a divorce expecting it to be a straightforward process, each of them should still prepare for unexpected twists and… Read More
Alternatives to Going to…

Alternatives to Going to Court in a Minnesota Family Law Case

Family law disputes present particularly difficult challenges. In the courthouse, a divorce, child custody case, or child support dispute follows most of the same forms as other lawsuits, but emotions tend to run much higher. A divorce, after all, ma… Read More
Understanding the Differe…

Understanding the Different Types of Child Custody in Minnesota

When a couple gets divorced, they have to reorganize almost every part of their lives. When they have children, it means reorganizing their children’s lives too. When you are trying to make a child custody agreement or get a court order, you’… Read More
Categories: Child Custody

Whether or not to Hire an Attorney - a Financial Question

Although the situation is less common than it was three or four decades ago, many families still have a single income wage-earner. When the topic of divorce is broached, the non-wage earning spouse is frequently, and reasonably, anxious. “Sure,… Read More

What to Expect from Divorce

So you thought long and hard, and you have come to the decision that you want to divorce. Now what? Unless you have been through the process before, or are an attorney yourself, the odds are good that you don’t know what to expect. Divorce can… Read More
Categories: Divorce

Meet Tony Toepfer

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Attorney Anthony (Tony) Toepfer began his legal career in the area of business and technology law. While successful in that field, he felt there was something missing. He turned down opportunities, because, as he says, “I wanted to see the face…

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