Minnesota Court of Appeals Case Brief: Berberich v. Mattson (Military Disability Compensation is not Marital Property)
Berberich v. Mattson, No. A16-1535 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 2, 2017) In a recent decision issued by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Court agreed with Appellant-Husband that state courts
Five Things to Consider When Selecting a Mediator
Mediation is a common form of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Minnesota family law cases. Although Mediation can be very helpful to the parties, the selection of an appropriate Mediator for
Can I Move Out of State with my Children?
Some parents have the mistaken belief that, if they have sole physical custody of their children, they can move out of state without permission from the other parent. However, whether
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
How Do I Establish Paternity in Minnesota?
“Paternity” is the term used to refer to the legal father of a child. Under Minnesota law, once paternity is established, the legal father has the right to ask the
The Name Game: Changing Your Name Post-Divorce in Minnesota
During a divorce, many women (and sometimes men) are faced with the question of whether or not to change their last name back to their maiden name once the marriage
The Importance of a Social Security Statement in a Spousal Maintenance Case
In many spousal maintenance cases, especially in cases where the parties are at or nearing retirement age, it is critical that the attorney receives a copy of both parties’ Social
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.