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Helpful Family Law Articles


How Covid-19 Has Changed The Way Family Law Matters Are Handled

Family Law Trends in 2020 What a year.  Who hasn’t enjoyed life in 2020?  Oh, right.  Everyone.  Covid-19 has brought changes to our ever-changing world that none of us could have predicted, and the legal landscape was not immune from its influence.  Some of these changes affected the courts in a positive way, some in […]

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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 for marketing – you might have seen him on this […]

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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 all major issues, from child custody to property division, have been resolved as much as possible. For small business […]

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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 law also allows courts to order one spouse to make payments for the benefit of the other spouse, known as spousal […]

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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 parents to meet residency requirements, to obtain consent to the adoption from multiple parties, and to submit to several […]

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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. As any parent will tell you, though, parenthood continues far beyond that point in time. This means […]

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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 like child custody and child support, the procedures in all three will be mostly the same. Division of marital property could be […]

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We Moved! Check Out the New Digs.

Effective immediately, we are now located at 11 Seventh Ave N., Suite 203, St. Cloud, MN 56303. The video below is a quick walkthrough of the customer-facing section of the office. Check it out!  

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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 turns. It is impossible to predict how difficult or easy a divorce in Minnesota will […]

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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 dinner plate. Some states allow courts to consider fault-based factors […]

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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, and other issues. State law presumes that it is in a child’s best interest to have regular access to […]

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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 resources or less earning capacity than the other spouse, or when they are unable […]

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