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Brian J. Clausen  |  July 14, 2015

Children & Divorce: Name Change Disputes

Can a Parent Change the Name of a Minor Child without the Other Parent’s Consent?There is often nothing harder on a child than a turbulent separation, particularly when the argument
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Brian J. Clausen  |  June 23, 2015

Unsupported/False Allegations of Domestic Abuse in Minnesota

In a custody and parenting time proceeding, alleging that the other parent has committed domestic abuse against you or child is a very serious allegation. Often, this could involve two
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Brian J. Clausen  |  May 25, 2015

When Should I Consider Requesting Emergency or Expedited Relief in Minnesota?

Requests for emergency, expedited and/or Ex Parte relief should be used extremely sparingly and typically only in situations where a child's physical or emotional health is eminently in immediate danger
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Brian J. Clausen  |  May 18, 2015

How do I Find a Good Divorce Attorney in Minnesota?

What to look for in an attorney Through a divorce, virtually every part of your future will be either determined through agreement of the parties or by a judicial officer.
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Brian J. Clausen  |  May 11, 2015

Can a Court in Minnesota Force a Spouse to Move Out?

At the start of a divorce, emotions are often high and one spouse may want the other excluded from the home they once shared. When I first meet with clients,
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Brian J. Clausen  |  April 13, 2015

How does the Court Award Marital Property in the State of Minnesota?

Many people may think that Courts award marital property to parties 50/50 in the State of Minnesota; however, that is not necessarily true. Although many attorneys and Courts may start
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Brian J. Clausen  |  April 6, 2015

In What County Should I Initiate My Family Court Proceeding?

In a divorce case, whether contested or uncontested, it can be brought in the county whichh either party lives—meaning that a party can file for divorce in either of the
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Brian J. Clausen  |  March 30, 2015

Understanding Minnesota Family Court: Temporary Hearings

Temporary Hearings are becoming less and less common than they were in the past, with the requirement now in most Counties to attend an Initial Case Management Conference as the
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Brian J. Clausen  |  March 23, 2015

What can the Court in Minnesota Order Me to Pay for Child Support of a Minor Child?

When a Minnesotan Court calculates a child support obligation, it is typically more than a basic child support amount that is determined. While child support is often calculated according to
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