Can Your Height Predict Divorce Likelihood?

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 ...

The Benefits of Settling in a Divorce

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 ...

Free Attorney Resources in Minnesota

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 ...

How Much Does A Prenup Cost?

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:59:23-05:00April 18, 2013|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog, Property Division|Tags: , |

Are there Grounds for Not Granting a No-fault, Uncontested Divorce if both Parties Agree?

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:59:23-05:00April 17, 2013|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog, Property Division|Tags: , , |

What Happens if our House is in my Spouse’s Parents’ Names during a Divorce?

If your house is in your spouse's name or your spouse's parent's name, you should contact a family law attorney at Heimerl & Lammers to help you navigate the intricacies of this complicated issue. If your house is in your spouse’s parents name, this can cloud the issue of the ...

2021-01-22T13:24:27-06:00March 15, 2013|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog, Property Division|Tags: , , |

How are Family Heirlooms Divided in a Divorce?

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 ...

2020-10-28T14:51:07-05:00March 1, 2013|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog, Property Division|Tags: , , , |

Dividing a Pension Plan: The Janssen Formula

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:59:36-05:00January 17, 2013|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog, Property Division|Tags: , , , |

Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)

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 ...

2021-12-01T09:26:40-06:00January 16, 2013|Categories: Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law Blog, Property Division|Tags: , , , , |

How Infidelity Affects Divorce Proceedings

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, ...

2020-08-27T16:59:41-05:00December 19, 2012|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog, Father's Rights, Property Division|Tags: , , |