When is a Gifted Down Payment Non-marital?

Division of property in a divorce is expected. Marital assets are divided in a manner that is considered fair and equitable to both parties. Non-marital assets, however, are typically not divided. Deciding what can be deemed non-marital assets can become a little murky for divorcing couples, which is why it ...

2022-04-28T14:13:08-05:00April 28, 2022|Categories: Divorce|

Changes May Make It Easier to Untangle Student Loan Debt in Divorce

In Minnesota, as in other states, when a married couple divorces, each person takes their own student loan debt with them. Student loan debt is generally considered non-marital debt and, as such, is not equitably divided upon divorce as marital debts and assets would be. The idea behind this general ...

2022-04-19T14:49:02-05:00April 19, 2022|Categories: Divorce|

What Goes into Changing Venue in a Divorce Case

A question we sometimes get from our clients is whether they can change venue in their divorce case to another county. There are many reasons a client might want a change of venue. Often, it is based on change in residence. The short answer is, yes, it is possible to ...

2022-04-15T08:44:34-05:00April 15, 2022|Categories: Divorce|

Bill May End Fees for Some Post-Divorce Name Changes

In Minnesota, people can change their legal name through marriage, divorce/legal separation, or by petitioning for a name change action in state district court. Regardless of whether you change your legal name through marriage, divorce/legal separation, or through a name change action, you are required to do specific things. The ...

2022-04-12T14:17:45-05:00April 12, 2022|Categories: Divorce|

Are Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury Settlements Considered Marital Property?

It is not uncommon for someone to experience an injury, whether at work or elsewhere, that eventually culminates in a settlement.  In this case, the injured party may receive either periodic payments under a payment schedule or a single lump-sum payment. When a recipient of settlement funds is seeking a ...

2022-02-17T10:35:34-06:00January 18, 2022|Categories: Divorce, Personal Injury, Workers Comp|Tags: |

Vaccines and Divorce – Can I have my child vaccinated without the other parent’s consent?

While vaccines have been commonplace in many respects for quite some time, there is a more recent debate about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, especially for children. Many parents are wondering what to do in a situation where one parent wants to vaccinate their child(ren) against COVID-19 and the ...

2022-02-17T09:45:56-06:00September 28, 2021|Categories: Divorce|Tags: , |

Navigating Divorce and Co-Parenting with a Special Needs Child

Divorce can be quite unexpected, traumatic, and filled with uncertainty. The trouble compounds when the couple has joint children. In that case, divorce involves not only a financial and emotional uncoupling, but also requires decisions to be made around custody labels, parenting schedules, and child support. Even when the dust ...

2022-02-17T10:17:56-06:00June 29, 2021|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|