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Dividing Retirement Plans in a Divorce

Often, some of the largest assets that need to be divided in a divorce are retirement plans including IRAs, 401(k)s, pensions and similar. In Minnesota, property either spouse acquires during the marriage (with limited exceptions) is marital property…
Categories: Divorce
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How Do I Find Out About My Spouse's Assets in a Divorce?

Part of every Minnesota divorce is a division of marital property. Sometimes there’s little property to divide, and spouses work this aspect of divorce out on their own. More often, attorneys are involved in negotiating the division of assets a…
Categories: Divorce
Ex is Not Complying with the Divorce Decree

My Ex is Not Complying with the Divorce Decree — What Now?

Few things are more frustrating than an ex-spouse who refuses to comply with some aspect of the divorce decree. Whether you arrived at your decree after extensive settlement discussions or a trial, it’s important that both you and your ex-spous…
Categories: Divorce
Early Neutral Evaluation for Divorce

What to Expect from Early Neutral Evaluation

If you’ve filed for divorce, or have filed a custody action in Minnesota, the court may ask you to participate in an Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) if you did not resolve all the contested issues in your case at your Initial Case Management Con…
Categories: Divorce
Annulment in Minnesota

Getting an Annulment in Minnesota

Several decades ago, when divorces were harder to get and more stigmatized, people who needed to end a marriage pursued annulment if it was available to them. Rather than simply ending a marriage, an annulment makes it, legally, as if the marriage ne…
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Modify Child Support in Minnesota

How (and When) to Modify Child Support in Minnesota

As the saying goes, the only thing you can depend on is change. Most divorcing parents in Minnesota have several years of co-parenting ahead of them before their children turn eighteen, and it’s reasonable to expect that over time things will c…
Categories: Child Support
Divorce for Small Business Owner

Divorce Considerations for Small Business Owners

Property division can be a bone of contention in any divorce, but for small business owners, the issue is especially fraught. Not only may the business make up a significant part of the marital assets, it may also be the primary source of income for…
Categories: Divorce
Minnesota Alimony Law

2016 Changes to Minnesota's Spousal Maintenance Law: What You Need to Know

On August 1, 2016, the Minnesota Cohabitation Alimony Reform Bill will take effect throughout the state. What is it, and what does it mean to you if you are paying—or receiving—spousal maintenance? The bill was signed into law on May 19, 2016 by…
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What is Spousal Maintenance?

What is Spousal Maintenance?

Few issues in divorce are the subject of as much misunderstanding as spousal maintenance, commonly referred to as alimony. Many people imagine spousal maintenance to be a thing of the past, a relic of the era when men worked outside the home, and wom…
Categories: Divorce
How to Choose an Attorney

How to Choose a Divorce Attorney

If you’re considering divorce, or your spouse has already filed for divorce, you’re about to go through one of the most important transitions of your life. One of the first, and most important, decisions you’ll have to make in this…
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