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Divorce Law FAQ
18
Sep

7 Basic Minnesota Family Law FAQs

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
10
Sep

Broken Bone Work Injuries & Compensation

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
03
Sep

Flexible Rates For Simple Dissolutions

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
27
Aug

Enforcement of Court Orders in Minnesota Family Court

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
21
Aug

What is an Ex Parte Order in Minnesota Family Law Court?

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
13
Aug

An Explanation of Protective Orders in Minnesota Family Law Cases

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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Contempt Process
06
Aug

Explaining the Minnesota Contempt Process

It is the responsibility of the court to control courtroom behavior Contempt of court occurs when an individual shows disrespect for a judge in the courtroom, disobeys a court order, or disrupts judicial proceedings. This results in two types of contempt – criminal contempt and civil contempt. Contempt can occur in the presence of a...
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Divorce Settlement
29
Jul

Enforcement of Divorce Settlement Agreements in Minnesota

A divorce settlement is the final terms and conditions of your divorce. It can take a while to get to the point of settlement, especially in a contested divorce case and it is not always agreed upon by both parties. What a divorce settlement does is outline who gets what (how you will split up...
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23
Jul

Father’s Rights: Establishing Paternity & Custody

Under Minnestoa law, when parents are unmarried, the mother has full legal and physical custody rights to their child. A father must go to court to establish a legal right to his child. This does not mean that a father cannot see his child or the parties cannot come to an agreement outside of court for parenting time. What it does...
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