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Family Law Blog
Wills and trusts are both tools to plan for the future of your estate. During your lifetime, everything that is accumulated will become part of your estate at the time of your death. How your estate is distributed to family and loved ones is determined by your estate plan. Divorce can add an extra layer...
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Ex Parte Orders
One of the biggest concerns surrounding any bankruptcy case is this – what happens to the tax debt? This becomes even more complicated when a divorce is involved. Is it possible to eliminate the tax debt owed to the IRS and other taxing agencies when you file for bankruptcy? Although there are certain debts that...
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Divorce Mediation
The process of foreclosure happens when you are unable to make the mortgage payments each month and the lending company initiates a process to repossess your home. This usually happens after a few missed or late payments as well as a warning. The entire process usually takes about 8 months from the time you receive...
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Marriage Dissolution
In a legal annulment, the court is basically saying that the marriage was void and never really occurred in the first place. Minnesota Statute § 518.02 lists the reasons where an annulment may be granted: A party lacked capacity to consent to the marriage at the time the marriage was solemnized, either because of mental...
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Family-Court
Many people dealing with family law matters have a lot of questions about the process. Here’s a question we hear a lot from our clients: “If we start the court process does that mean we will have to go to trial?” That’s our topic for today’s article. Starting the Court Process The short answer is...
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Child Support Calculator
The state of Minnesota offers a free online child support calculator. In this article, we are going to offer some tips for using the calculator. Steps to Use the Child Support Calculator (1)    Enter Basic Information.  The Minnesota Child Support Guidelines allow you to enter each parent’s name.  “Parent A” is the parent without primary...
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Parenting Plan
Under the United States Constitution, one has fundamental rights as a parent to raise their children as they see fit. Courts have included in these parental rights the right to exclude others from having contact with their child. Basically a parent can tell a grandparent that the grandparent can have no contact with their grandchild. See Troxel v. Granville. In...
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Divorce Mediation
While there are many similarities between mediation and the Early Neutral Evaluation process, there are also a few key differences. Here is a comparison:   Mediation Early Neutral Evaluation   When does this occur? At any time. Early on in the court process.   How long does it occur?   Usually approximately three hours. Usually...
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Child Support Payments
Our clients often ask a lot of questions about child support. One of the most common questions is – “when does child support end?” Does child support automatically terminate when one child emancipates? Definition of a “Child” A “child” is defined as “an individual under 18 years of age, an individual under age 20 who...
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Parenting Consultant
Everyone has differing opinions about parenting consultants. Even family law attorneys have differing opinions on this topic! In this article, we are going to discuss some of the pros and cons of appointing a parenting consultant in your family law case. What You Need to Know About Parenting Consultants To help you decide whether it...
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