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Courtney Wieden  |  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
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Courtney Wieden  |  April 23, 2020

How Does an Affair Affect Divorce in Minnesota?

fMinnesota is a “no fault” state when it comes to divorce. This means that neither party needs a specific reason to ask the Court for a divorce, other than simply
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Courtney Wieden  |  August 22, 2019

The “Basics” of Spousal Maintenance Arrears in Minnesota

Spousal maintenance can be awarded as part of a dissolution of marriage or legal separation proceeding and consists of periodic payments from the future income or earnings of one spouse
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Courtney Wieden  |  August 15, 2019

What Factors Do Court’s Consider when Parents Disagree About School Choice in Minnesota?

Choosing a school for your child is an often disputed co-parenting issue family law attorneys encounter.  This post identifies many of the relevant factors when this dispute happens. In a
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Courtney Wieden  |  February 1, 2019

Four Tips to Help Children Adjust to a Divorce

Finalizing a divorce is often seen as the “final” step for couples choosing to part ways. However, when children are involved, that is not usually the case. While each family
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Courtney Wieden  |  August 30, 2018

Should you use a Neutral Financial Expert or your own Expert in your Minnesota Divorce?

Financial experts can be very useful in Minnesota divorce proceedings, especially when there are non-marital claims or complicated financial assets. After deciding to use a financial expert, there is also
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Courtney Wieden  |  August 23, 2018

Is A Lump Sum Payment Right For Your Minnesota Spousal Maintenance Case?

Spousal Maintenance is commonly thought of as a monthly payment to a former spouse paid over a certain period of time. However, the parties can agree that Spousal Maintenance will
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Courtney Wieden  |  August 16, 2018

Self-Employment Income and Minnesota Child Support

Under Minnesota law, for child support purposes, self-employment income is defined as: “gross receipts minus costs of goods sold minus ordinary and necessary expenses required for self-employment of business operation.”
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Courtney Wieden  |  August 9, 2018

What Factors are Considered when Valuing a Business for a Minnesota Divorce Proceeding?

If you or your spouse own a business, that business will most likely need to be valued for property division purposes in connection with your Minnesota divorce proceeding. Often, the
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