By

Mike Lammers
Adoption
Heimerl & Lammers is proud to announce the growth of our adoption and juvenile practice! Attorney Bria Walling and paralegal Amanda Bean are the mainstays of our adoption and juvenile practice, handling all types of adoption cases, including: direct placement, agency, foster parent, relative, stepparent, adult, contested, and interstate adoptions, as well as CHIPS and...
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Pretrial Hearing Family Court
A pretrial (also known as a prehearing) is the hearing that you have before the trial in family law court.  There are several different matters that can be dealt with at the pretrial, including: Scheduling the date of the trial Setting up deadlines for witness and exhibit lists Setting up deadlines for discovery issues Identifying any...
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Parenting Plan
A parenting plan is a contract that parents can enter into (or request the Court to create) in lieu of a typical custody and parenting time order. The purpose of a parenting plan is to mitigate the amount of conflict that can arise between parents when custody and parenting time is an issue. Unlike a...
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Whether you are the paying or receiving party, a change in your circumstances might warrant a modification of spousal maintenance. When this happens, you will need a family law attorney who listens and maps out a plan to meet your legal needs. Spousal Maintenance Modification Lawyers in Minnesota The party seeking the spousal maintenance modification...
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If you have had a workplace injury and your employer sent you to a doctor they chose, it is important that you act quickly to obtain a doctor who is on your side. Your doctor and his or her diagnosis lays the foundation for your workers’ compensation claim. This means that having the right doctor...
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Our firm loves to take on new challenges, whether it be in the court of law or on our own time. That’s why we want to take a moment to congratulate Ben Heimerl and Katie Lammers for conquering the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Tough Mudder 2014 this past weekend. For those of you unfamiliar with the Tough Mudder,...
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Kaarin S. Nelson is an attorney at Halunen & Associates. She represents employees facing workers’ compensation retaliation and other employment related issues. Below, she discusses how employees can face scrutiny after filing a claim. You’re a good employee and you work hard at your job. You go in everyday and tuck yourself under a customer’s...
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One of the first questions you must consider in your workers’ compensation case is whether you are an employee or an independent contractor. In Minnesota, this distinction is very important. One of the most fundamental requirements of workman’s compensation is that the worker is in an employee-employer relationship. Usually, this means that the worker is...
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A First Report of Injury (FROI) is the initial accident report you fill out with your employer following a work injury. Your employer should then submit this form to their insurance company and the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. It is important that this form be filled out to document that the...
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The first thing you should know is that the doctor performing the exam is paid by the insurance company. This means that the insurance company and the employer are looking for reasons to discontinue your workers’ compensation benefits in whole or part. There is no doctor-patient relationship established, which means nothing is confidential. The sole...
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