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 ...

Americans Becoming Less Tolerant of Cheating Partners

A recent Gallup roll found that 91 percent of American adults believe adultery is wrong, a big jump from 40 years ago, when only 70 percent of people believed extramarital affairs were “always wrong”. Americans have shown that they are willing to accept some societal trends once considered taboo, but ...

2020-08-27T17:01:46-05:00July 31, 2013|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , , |

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act Undergoes Revisions

Minnesota legislators made a revision to the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act earlier this month, adding a clause that makes “mental-mental” injuries compensable. The revision specifically changes how claims of post-traumatic stress-disorder are viewed under Minnesota law. PTSD was previously viewed as a disease that arose “out of and in the ...

2020-08-27T16:38:57-05:00June 12, 2013|Categories: Work Comp Blog, Workers Comp|Tags: , |

5 Steps for Introducing Your New Partner to Your Children

Divorce usually takes an emotional toll on all involved.  While you may feel happy or encouraged by your fresh start, the separation of their mother and father can be extremely hard on kids.  While everyone deserves to be happy, it’s important to properly address your children’s emotional state before jumping ...

2020-08-27T16:59:29-05:00February 26, 2013|Categories: Child Support, Divorce, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Does my Spouse have to appear in Court for a Divorce?

No, your spouse does not need to be present for the court to issue a divorce decree. Under Minnesota Stat. 518.13, if one party does not appear, the court may default the party, i.e. grant the divorce even if one spouse doesn't participate. Additionally, if there are no minor children, then the ...

2020-08-27T16:59:30-05:00February 22, 2013|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog, Practice|Tags: , , , |

What if I have an Emergency Custody Situation?

Custody Emergency In Minnesota Motions to modify custody or parenting time can take months for the court to hear.  The court’s calendar, attorneys’ availability, and the usual requirement that the parties take part in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) all contribute to the length of time before the judge can make ...

2021-01-26T08:47:05-06:00February 13, 2013|Categories: Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |
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