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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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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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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 Custody Out of State
Whether a parent can move out of state with a minor child is determined by Minnesota Statute §518.175 subdivision 3. Without consent from the other parent, it is very difficult for a party to move out of the state with the child.  If the purpose of the move is to thwart the relationship between the...
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Legal Separation Divorce
Legal separation is essentially the same as divorce, and costs the same. The only real difference is, with a legal separation, you are still legally married. In a legal separation, the parties involved divide assets, debts, property, determine child custody, child support, and alimony. Legal separation is often confused with a separation. In a separation, the parties live separate...
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Divorce Settlement
A divorce settlement is the final terms and conditions of your divorce. It can take a while to get to the point of settlement, especially in a contested divorce case and it is not always agreed upon by both parties. What a divorce settlement does is outline who gets what (how you will split up...
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You may have been happy with your divorce decree a few years ago when the judge issued it, but circumstances change, making the decree impractical or unworkable for you and your ex-spouse. When this happens, you need to ask the court for a post-decree modification. You will need a knowledgeable Minnesota family law attorney to...
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