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Minnesota Divorce - Non-Marital Financial Tracing

In Minnesota, it is quite common for one spouse to own assets, property or real estate that is non-marital, either in part, or in whole.  If an asset is both marital and non-marital, it is frequently necessary to perform a non-marital tracing of the asset, performed by a Neutral Actuary, CPA, ASA, CDFA, Real Estate Appraiser or similar Financial Professional to determine the marital portion, and… Read More
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Family Court In Minnesota - Twin Cities

Across the Twin Cities, Family Court provides an environment for parties to address legal issues that involve important matters such as Divorce, Child Custody and Support, Parenting Time, Property and Asset Division and Spousal Maintenance (Alimony).  Family Court can be intimidating at times; there are complex Family Law rules and procedures that must be followed.  For this reason, the selectio… Read More
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Top Property Division Issues In Minnesota Divorce

During a Minnesota Divorce case, the division of assets, property and debts is a process that requires substantial financial acumen and precise attention to detail.  Despite what you may have been told, the division of assets during divorce does not need to be mathematically equal, and, under Minnesota law, you are not necessarily entitled to “half of your half.”  In many Minnesota D… Read More
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Minnesota Divorce and Property Division - Will You Receive Exactly Half?

In Minnesota Divorce cases, you are not necessarily entitled to one-half of the marital assets.  Instead, Minnesota law requires an “equitable division” of assets and debts (and this is quite often something other than 50:50).  In many Divorce cases, the parties simply agree to equally divide the assets and debts.  There is significant Minnesota case law, including several recent Mi… Read More
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Minnesota Divorce and Spousal Maintenance

In Minnesota Divorce cases, Spousal Maintenance (also referred to as “Alimony”) is a topic that is often misunderstood, frequently litigated at the District Court level, and is often appealed to the Minnesota Court Of Appeals.  Spousal Maintenance, unlike Child Support, does not provide the parties with a basic formula to determine if (and for what duration of time) money should be pa… Read More
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Minnesota Divorce and Property Division - Are You Really Entitled To Half?

In Minnesota Divorce cases, the division of assets and debts does not need to be mathematically equal, and you are not entitled, under Minnesota law, to “half of your half.”  Minnesota Statute 518.58, subd. 1, states that the district court is required to make a “just and equitable” division of assets – there is no mention of the term “equal.”  (and the… Read More
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The Minnesota Family Court Process

Throughout Minnesota, Family Court provides an opportunity for parties to resolve legal issues that involve important matters such as Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Property Division and Spousal Maintenance.  For most people, Family Court can be overwhelming and intimidating; there are numerous Family Law rules and procedures, and the application of Minnesota case law can… Read More
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Mediation in Minnesota Parenting Time Disputes

Mediation is commonly used in Minnesota to resolve disputes related to parenting time, including issues regarding the adjustment of an existing parenting time schedule, changes to the primary residence of a child (or children), vacations, holidays, birthdays, summer vacation schedules, extracurricular activities and parenting time when a parent relocates to a new residence (including out-state and… Read More
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Child Custody Evaluations in Minnesota Family Court

In some Minnesota Divorce and Family Law cases, a Child Custody Evaluation (conducted by Court Services or by a private evaluator such as a Social Worker, Psychologist, Therapist or an experienced legal professional) can aid the Judge in making a custody determination that is in the best interests of the minor child or children.  The custody evaluation should be performed by a person with substan… Read More
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Minnesota Divorce - Top Property Division Issues

In Minnesota Divorce cases, the division of assets and debts is a process that requires great attention to detail; the division of assets during divorce does not need to be mathematically equal, and you are not necessarily entitled, under Minnesota law, to one-half of the marital assets.  In many Divorce cases, the parties simply agree to divide the assets equally, and this tends to be the case i… Read More
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