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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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Andrew Meyer  |  October 17, 2017

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. 
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Courtney Wieden  |  October 12, 2017

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
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Andrew Meyer  |  October 10, 2017

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.
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Courtney Wieden  |  October 5, 2017

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
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Andrew Meyer  |  October 3, 2017

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
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Courtney Wieden  |  September 28, 2017

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
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Andrew Meyer  |  September 26, 2017

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
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Courtney Wieden  |  September 21, 2017

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
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