Brian J. Clausen | April 28, 2020
If My Spouse Does Not Agree to a Divorce, Can We Still Get Divorced?
It is not uncommon for spouses to disagree on whether or not to proceed with a divorce. Under Minnesota law, both parties do not need to agree to move forward
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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