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Clausen & Hassan  |  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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Clausen & Hassan  |  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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Farhan  |  March 17, 2017

Rights of Military Serviceperson in a Minnesota Divorce

Military Servicepersons are provided special protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) in a divorce proceeding. The SCRA applies to all states including Minnesota. If a divorce (or child
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Farhan  |  March 10, 2017

Pets in a Minnesota Divorce

Some people view their beloved pet as family. This often causes contention in a divorce proceeding in regards to who will have the rights to the family pet in the
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Clausen & Hassan  |  March 8, 2017

What is a “Balance Sheet” and Why Might My Case Need One?

Minnesota law calls for a “just and equitable” division of property during a divorce. Although this is not the same thing as an equal division of property, the Court typically
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Clausen & Hassan  |  March 1, 2017

Who pays for Survivor Benefit Plan Coverage?

The Survivor Benefit Plan cost depends on the level of coverage you choose. Survivor Benefit Plan coverage is supplied at no cost while the military spouse is in active service. 
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Clausen & Hassan  |  February 15, 2017

My Former Spouse Elected Survivor Benefit Coverage: Can Coverage be Terminated?

Once you/your ex-spouse have worked together to elect former spouse survivor benefit coverage, you should be aware of some triggering events that will terminate the coverage. This will allow you
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Clausen & Hassan  |  February 8, 2017

Survivor Benefit Plan: Former Spouse Coverage

If your ex-spouse is a member of the United States Military, you may have a marital interest in his/her retirement pay. When a military retiree dies, his/her retirement pay stops.
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Farhan  |  June 25, 2015

Getting an Uncontested Divorce in Minnesota

If My Spouse and I Agree To an Uncontested Divorce, Do We Still Have To Go To Court? The answer is “yes”… sort of. If you and your spouse can
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