Divorce

Bill to Help Divorced Couples Separate Consolidated Student Loans

Division of debt as a married couple is a common part of the divorce process. Not all debts are divided in this way, however. For example, generally speaking, student loan debt is considered non-marital debt, so that the responsibility for repayment stays with the individual borrower upon divorce. For example, if Husband ...

2022-10-18T10:09:12-05:00October 18, 2022|Categories: Divorce|

Dissipation of Marital Assets

Divorce is difficult for most who experience it. Deciding how to divide property and assets accumulated during the marriage can sometimes make the process even more contentious. Minnesota divorce law requires the courts to divide marital property justly and equitably. This generally means that marital property is to be divided equally between ...

2022-08-09T10:12:38-05:00August 9, 2022|Categories: Divorce|Tags: , |

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 ...

2022-09-19T08:05:03-05:00April 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: , |