By

Mike Lammers
Legal Separation Divorce
Legal separation is essentially the same as divorce, and costs the same. The only real difference is, with a legal separation, you are still legally married. In a legal separation, the parties involved divide assets, debts, property, determine child custody, child support, and alimony. Legal separation is often confused with a separation. In a separation, the parties live separate...
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If a man and a woman are unmarried at the time of a child’s birth, the mother has sole legal and physical custody until the court issues an order stating otherwise. An unmarried father has to establish himself as the legal father of a child before he has any rights to ask for parenting time. Even...
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Child Focused Mediation
There are several types of divorce mediation in Minnesota. Two of the most common are child focused mediation, and child inclusive mediation. Both forms of mediation deal with the children (if any) in the divorce, but are handled in different ways. Child Focused Mediation In child focused mediation, the parents provide the input and make...
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Divorce Mediation
In Hennepin County and Ramsey County, the family courts have adjusted to make the process more amicable for cases. Instead of filing a case and having nothing happen for some time, the courts have been automatically setting an initial hearing roughly 3-4 weeks after the time when the case was filed. This hearing, called the...
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Divorce Law FAQ
How Long does the Divorce Process take? If uncontested, a divorce can be finalized in as little as a few weeks. If the divorce is contested, however, it could take 4-6 months at the very least, and can last up to a year or longer. What is an Uncontested Divorce? An uncontested divorce is a...
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Broken Bones
Broken bone injuries happen all the time – on the playground, at a friend’s house, at the workplace. However, this is not an injury can should be taken lightly, especially when the injury is caused by the neglect of another person. Broken bones can take a long time to recover from and you could be...
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Marriage Dissolution
Do you need an affordable divorce lawyer in Minneapolis? The process of getting married can be one of the more expensive ways to declare your love to one another. Any wedding, no matter how big or how small, comes with many expenses. And, although the process of divorce is by no means as expensive as...
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Enforcement of Court Orders
When it comes to a divorce proceeding, what the court decides must be followed. While it is possible to appeal the decision, you will need to follow court orders until the appeal has been considered and accepted or denied. Furthermore, while it is possible to have modifications to child support, alimony and child custody agreements,...
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Ex Parte Orders
When there is an immediate threat of domestic abuse in Minnesota, the court may grant what is called an ex parte order (aka an emergency order) for protection and grant relief to the threatened individual in a way that the court deems proper. The Minnesota ex parte order provides the following: Restrains the abusing party from committing...
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Restraining-Order
Orders for Protection (OFPs) and Harassment Restraining Orders (HROs) are the legal tools available to individuals to protect themselves from the actions of others. OFPs are used to protect individuals who have been physically harmed or are in fear of bodily harm from another person. OFPs are covered under Minnesota Statute § 518B, the Domestic Abuse...
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