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
The Importance of a Credit Report in a Minnesota Divorce
One of the standard things I like to ask clients for during the initial information gathering stage of a divorce case is a copy of his or her credit report.
The Role of a Custody Evaluation in the Settlement Process
Custody Evaluations can help build peace in your case, depending on the specific circumstances. A Custody Evaluation involves a neutral evaluator performing an evaluation of your family. The neutral will
Subsequent Orders for Protection and Extensions in Minnesota
On our blog, we have previously covered Orders for Protection and the standard the petitioner has to meet in order to succeed on a Petition for an Order for Protection.
Is My Student Loan Debt Considered Marital or Non-Marital?
In Minnesota, property is divided during a divorce based on the concept of marital and non-marital property. Additionally, Minnesota courts will consider both assets of the parties and debts of
How is Child Support Calculated in Minnesota?
When calculating child support in Minnesota, the court will always start by applying the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines to the parties’ circumstances. The Child Support Guidelines are a method of
Income and Child Support in Minnesota: What You Need to Know
In Minnesota, child support is calculated using the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines Calculator, which can be easily accessed online here. Two of the factors that are considered by the calculator
What Makes the Substance of a Prenuptial Agreement Fair or Unfair?
The validity of a prenuptial agreement (or, technically, “antenuptial agreement”) has two components: (1) procedural fairness; and (2) substantive fairness. If a Court finds that the agreement is either procedurally
Can I get a Divorce in Minnesota?
In order to obtain a divorce from a Minnesota court, you must satisfy the Minnesota residency requirement. Each state has a different residency requirement. In Minnesota, you must reside in