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The parties in a Minnesota family law matter are the Petitioner (the party bringing the action) and the Respondent (the party responding to the action). The Respondent has several options for responding to an action.  If the action is for paternity or custody, the Respondent has 20 days to file an answer.  An answer is...
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Divorce Mortgages
With the state of the economy today many people are dividing up debt rather than assets in divorce. One of the biggest decisions divorcing parties must make is what to do with their home. It is more difficult these days for one party to qualify for a mortgage or to refinance a home than it was a few...
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Adoption
Heimerl & Lammers is proud to announce the growth of our adoption and juvenile practice! Attorney Bria Walling and paralegal Amanda Bean are the mainstays of our adoption and juvenile practice, handling all types of adoption cases, including: direct placement, agency, foster parent, relative, stepparent, adult, contested, and interstate adoptions, as well as CHIPS and...
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Parenting Plan
A parenting plan is a contract that parents can enter into (or request the Court to create) in lieu of a typical custody and parenting time order. The purpose of a parenting plan is to mitigate the amount of conflict that can arise between parents when custody and parenting time is an issue. Unlike a...
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Whether you are the paying or receiving party, a change in your circumstances might warrant a modification of spousal maintenance. When this happens, you will need a family law attorney who listens and maps out a plan to meet your legal needs. Spousal Maintenance Modification Lawyers in Minnesota The party seeking the spousal maintenance modification...
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Responding to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage can be just as important as initiating the process, because it can preserve your rights—especially if you are unrepresented. It is common in Minnesota when both parties are represented to “skip” answering the petition entirely. However, if you are unrepresented, you can expect to prepare, file, and...
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From my perspective, filing for divorce is a relatively simple and form-driven process. I understand, however, that the decision to file for divorce is an entirely different story. If you are considering filing for divorce or find yourself in a position where you are responding to a Summons and Petition, then my hope is to provide a...
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A recent Huffington Post article outlined the top 11 worst pieces of marriage advice. One piece of advice in particular relates to divorce as well. That piece of “bad advice” is that “you can always get divorced.” Minnesota: No-Fault State Minnesota is a no-fault state, which means neither party needs to have a reason to...
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Going through a divorce or child custody issue can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be hard on your wallet. Attorneys typically ask for a retainer fee before a case begins, and they return anything left over after the case is settled. Sometimes clients get a large portion back; in other cases, they are...
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A new study out of the University of Buffalo found that couples who have similar drinking habits are less likely to get a divorce than a pair who have disproportion consumption habits.  Findings For their study, researchers tracked newlyweds over a nine-year period. They found: Couples who have similar drinking habits sought a divorce 30...
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