Can a Judge Determine Reasonable Monthly Expenses in a Minnesota Spousal Maintenance Case?
The answer is yes. If the two parties to a divorce proceeding cannot agree on what is an appropriate spousal maintenance obligation, the Judge has the authority to decide the
Why is January Considered “Divorce Month”?
January is here and for most people this means new resolutions for the upcoming year. Many see this as a month for a fresh start, or to make the changes
Top 6 Reasons to Consult a Divorce Lawyer in Minnesota
One of the goals in any divorce proceeding should be to obtain closure. For a lot of issues, this is possible. For other issues, it is simply not possible
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