The Importance of a Social Security Statement in a Spousal Maintenance Case
In many spousal maintenance cases, especially in cases where the parties are at or nearing retirement age, it is critical that the attorney receives a copy of both parties’ Social
The Importance of a Credit Report in a Minnesota Divorce
One of the standard things I like to ask clients for during the initial information gathering stage of a divorce case is a copy of his or her credit report.
Subsequent Orders for Protection and Extensions in Minnesota
On our blog, we have previously covered Orders for Protection and the standard the petitioner has to meet in order to succeed on a Petition for an Order for Protection.
How is Child Support Calculated in Minnesota?
When calculating child support in Minnesota, the court will always start by applying the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines to the parties’ circumstances. The Child Support Guidelines are a method of
What Makes the Substance of a Prenuptial Agreement Fair or Unfair?
The validity of a prenuptial agreement (or, technically, “antenuptial agreement”) has two components: (1) procedural fairness; and (2) substantive fairness. If a Court finds that the agreement is either procedurally
Will the Court Order My Spouse to Carry Life Insurance to Cover Spousal Maintenance?
The purpose of Spousal Maintenance is to provide support for a spouse whose income is insufficient to meet his or her monthly expenses. This same concern often leads courts to
Spousal Maintenance – Not a Profit Sharing Plan
There are a lot of misconceptions about spousal maintenance, but one that I hear most frequently is that your ex-spouse will get half of everything you earn from now on.
Is a Stipulated Divorce Decree a Binding Contract?
The short answer is “yes.” Generally, when parties sign a stipulated divorce decree resolving all of the issues in their case, that stipulation is “accorded the sanctity of binding contracts.”
Summary Real Estate Disposition Judgments vs. Quit Claim Deeds
Summary Real Estate Disposition Judgments and Quit Claim Deeds are both documents used in divorce cases in order to transfer one party’s interests in a piece of real property to