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.
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