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Courtney Wieden  |  November 9, 2017

How to Separate Finances after a Divorce

Most married couples have intertwined their finances through joint bank accounts, joint debts, and joint titles to property. Sometimes, the idea of separating these finances after a divorce can seem
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Courtney Wieden  |  October 19, 2017

Where Does Your Family Pet Fit Under Minnesota Family Law?

A pet is considered a member of the family to many people. Although Minnesota family law is not completely silent when it comes to a beloved pet, the Court will
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Courtney Wieden  |  July 26, 2017

What is a “Void” Marriage in Minnesota?

Under Minnesota Law, there are some marriages that are prohibited and, therefore, automatically void.  In other words, you do not need a divorce, annulment, or any other legal proceeding to
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Courtney Wieden  |  June 21, 2017

We Reached An Agreement And I Signed My Minnesota Divorce Decree So, I Am Divorced, Right?

The short answer is that no, the signing of your divorce decree does not mean that your divorce is finalized. There are still a few remaining steps that must be
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Courtney Wieden  |  June 14, 2017

I’m Getting Divorced in Minnesota, Who Should Move Out? Me or My Spouse?

There is not one right answer to the question of who should move out of the marital homestead during the divorce process. In many divorce cases, it is difficult for
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Courtney Wieden  |  May 24, 2017

The Schmitz Formula in a Minnesota Divorce Proceeding

If you used non-marital funds to purchase real property, you may need to apply the Schmitz formula to determine what your total non-marital claim in the home actually is at
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Andrew Meyer  |  May 15, 2017

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.” 
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Courtney Wieden  |  April 12, 2017

Standard of Living Established during the Marriage

Minnesota Statute § 518.552 provides that the Court may grant spousal maintenance, in part, “considering the standard of living established during the marriage.” Minn. Stat. § 518.552. It can be
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Courtney Wieden  |  March 29, 2017

How Do I Appeal My Case In Minnesota?

Before you appeal your case, you must make sure that you have an appealable order. In order to bring your case to the Court of Appeals, you must have a
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