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Marital property division in Minnesota

If you and your spouse share significant assets, you need a plan to divide property if your marriage ends. Minnesota follows equitable division standards, which means you must come up with a fair arrangement to split assets and debts, but not necessarily 50/50. ...

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How to talk your kids about divorce

Breaking the news of your divorce may feel like the most daunting task, especially when it comes to thinking about how you will tell your children. However, the fact that you worry about the situation shows that you are a thoughtful, caring parent who wants to do...

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Spousal support considerations in Minnesota

Do you have concerns about supporting yourself financially after divorce? In Minnesota, you can request spousal maintenance. Learn about the process involved in requesting spousal support and the factors Minnesota courts use to make a determination. Agreeing on...

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Who gets the dog in a divorce?

In most situations, the division of property in a divorce is fairly easy. If a couple cannot agree, the court steps in and divides it equitably under the law. You may have to sell the house and split the proceeds or divide up the antiques you own between each other....

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Creating a parenting plan in Minnesota

Minnesota allows divorcing parents to create a parenting plan instead of a court-ordered custody and visitation agreement. The court will review the plan to determine that it is in the child's best interest.  If you have minor children and are facing divorce, learn...

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Reducing conflict with wintertime custody hand-offs

Minnesota’s winters are notoriously frigid. Whether you love bundling up and heading out into the cold or prefer to stay toasty indoors, you recognize the inherent dangers of the first few months of the year. Regardless, if you have to meet up with a former spouse to...

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Should you keep the house in a divorce?

You have many decisions to make when you get a divorce in Minnesota. Perhaps one of the most difficult is what to do with the family home. While your gut feeling may be to fight to stay in the house, it may not be the ideal decision for you or your family. U.S. News...

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How Minnesota calculates child support

When parents decide to divorce, the state makes sure that both individuals continue to support their children financially. Established in 2007, the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines provide basic calculations for child support amounts depending on both parents'...

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We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to regularly provide posts highlighting legal issues of local, state and national interest that we think you will find interesting. Check back later for...

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