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Sociologists at NYU say that a person’s height can help determine how likely they are to get a divorce later in life. For their study, researchers sought to determine how certain social and physical factors influenced a person’s likelihood of divorce. To do this, researchers looked at data from 4,500 families over a 16-year span....
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When there is a contested issue in a family law case, there are generally two ways that the issue will be resolved: either the judge will make a decision on the contested issue, or the parties will settle the issue themselves. There are many benefits to settling a matter, and even in a case where...
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Potential clients looking for legal representation may sometimes pursue a pro-bono (no cost) or reduced fee attorney.  Typically, reduced-fee or free legal services are only available for those who have low incomes. Not all private law firms provide pro-bono or reduced fee representation, and those that do provide these services will do them on a...
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A prenup (also known as an ante-nuptial agreement, premarital agreement, or prenuptial agreement) can be relatively inexpensive or very expensive depending on the issues and property involved. A prenuptial agreement is a contract that parties sign prior to marriage that triggers in the event that the parties are divorced.  If parties have a lot of...
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Before we answer the question, let’s look at how divorce is viewed at the state level.  Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state, which means that either party can be granted a divorce without an allegation or proof of fault on either party’s behalf.  A divorce will be granted in Minnesota even if the other party...
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If your house is in your spouse’s parents name, this can cloud the issue of the disposition of the home.  It depends on the circumstances surrounding why the house is in your spouse’s parents’ name. If your spouse’s parents purchased the home for you and your spouse and charged you rent, but never had any...
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The division of family heirlooms in a divorce proceeding largely depends on whether the heirloom is considered marital property or non-marital property.  In Minnesota, non-marital property is property that one party either; (1) acquired before the marriage; (2) acquired during the marriage by gift, bequest, devise, or inheritance from a third-party; or (3) acquired after...
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A pension is a regular payout made during an employee’s retirement.  There are different types of pension plans, and each one provides a range of options for the employee.  For example, a vested pension is one that survives the voluntary or involuntary termination of the employee.  Alternatively, a matured pension is a pension that an employee has an immediate...
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A Qualified Domestic Relations Order or QDRO (pronounced “Kwa-Drough”) is a technique attorneys use to shift ownership of funds from one party’s retirement account to another.   A  QDRO is typically used to move funds during marriages, child support cases, and spousal support settlements between former and current spouses. The party who owns the retirement account...
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Cheating scandals are commonplace in the news today, and many of these couples opt for a divorce.  While infidelity takes certain emotion and physical tolls, it may have a varying effect on divorce settlements and payments. A No-Fault State Minnesota is considered a “no-fault” state when it comes to divorce, meaning that a couple can...
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