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What Is the Difference Be…

What Is the Difference Between Divorce and Annulment in Minnesota?

Minnesota’s family laws use several terms that relate to ending a marriage. “Divorce” is probably the best known of these. Others include “annulment” and “legal separation.” How are these terms different from one another? For issues lik… Read More
Categories: Divorce
Custody and Parenting Tim…

Custody and Parenting Time in the Wake of Covid-19

I have a kid whom I love to death. He is three years old, constantly happy, polite, and perfect. He can be rambunctious, a tiny terrorist, and the devil incarnate, but mostly he is happy, polite, and perfect. Also, he’s a great model and good f… Read More
Minnesota Adoption Law: A…

Minnesota Adoption Law: An Overview

Adopting a child is a joyous occasion, marking the beginning of a new family. Getting to the moment when an adoption becomes official, however, involves a rather vast amount of preparation. Minnesota family law requires many prospective adoptive pare… Read More
Categories: Adoption
What Small Business Owner…

What Small Business Owners in Minnesota Should Know About Divorce

Getting a divorce in Minnesota requires a person to take inventory of their entire life, including the property they own, their income, their relationship with their child(ren), and more. A court cannot grant divorce until the judge is satisfied that… Read More
Tips for Finding an Onlin…

Tips for Finding an Online Co-Parenting Tool in Minnesota

When the parents of minor children get divorced in Minnesota, they are not spouses anymore, but they are still parents to one or more children who need them. Legally, those responsibilities will continue at least until that child turns 18 years old.… Read More
Categories: Child Custody
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

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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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