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Top 5 Things to Know About Child Support in Minnesota

Income Share Model. Many parents assume that child support is only based on the obligor or non-custodial parent's gross monthly income. Minnesota, along with many other states, applies what is called the income-shares model. Under this model, child support is based on both parents' incomes. Even if one parent is not working, income ...

2020-08-27T16:54:35-05:00March 23, 2012|Categories: Child Support, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

What Happens in Minnesota if I Find Out My Spouse is Already Married?

Rarely the situation arises where an individual finds out that their spouse is still married to someone else. What is done in this case? If someone was previously married and never obtained a divorce, intentionally or not, the subsequent marriage is considered by the court to never have taken place. ...

2020-10-28T14:51:08-05:00June 28, 2011|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Determining a Spousal Maintenance Award in Minnesota Divorce

Spousal maintenance, formerly known as “alimony”, is not as common as is often believed. The typical spousal maintenance case involves a long-term marriage where one spouse did not work outside of the home, but rather stayed home and cared for the children or the household. They either have no higher education ...

2020-08-27T16:53:08-05:00March 1, 2010|Categories: Alimony, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

Am I Allowed to Move my Child out of Minnesota?

Often during the course of a divorce or custody dispute, one parent wants to move out-of-state with the child. Minnesota law requires the parent to either get the consent of the other parent or to get the court’s permission. However, if the decision is up to the judge, it is very difficult ...

2020-08-27T16:53:10-05:00February 4, 2010|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

Holidays for Divorcing Families in Minnesota: Who Gets the Kids?

One issue every divorcing family with children needs to deal with is the change in the holiday schedule. Holidays are generally a time, sometimes the only time, that the children spend time with their extended family and everyone gets together. There is often travel involved, if families have moved apart from ...

2020-08-27T16:53:17-05:00November 23, 2009|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |