The Rebuttable Presumption - Parenting Time in Minnesota

The Rebuttable Presumption – Parenting Time in Minnesota

Rebuttable Presumption of 25% Parenting Time Starting in 2007, Minnesota’s parenting time statute has included a rebuttable presumption that a parent is entitled to 25% parenting time under Minn. Stat. §518.175 subd. 1(g) (2016). Minn. Stat. §518.175 subd. 1(g) can be broken down into four…

Non-Marital Tracing and Minnesota Divorce - An Overview

Non-Marital Tracing and Minnesota Divorce – An Overview

Under Minnesota law, all property, real or personal acquired either jointly or individually during a marriage is presumed to be marital property under Minn. Stat. §518.003 subd. 3b. Non-marital property is defined by the statute as “property real or personal, acquired by either spouse before,…

Attorney Gail E. Mattey Joins Lake Harriet Law Office

Attorney Gail E. Mattey Joins Lake Harriet Law Office

Associate Attorney Gail E. Mattey earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2008, and her Honors B.A in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2003.  Gail represents clients in a variety of Family Law…

The Benefits of Mediation During Divorce

The Benefits of Mediation During Divorce

When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin said they were undergoing a “conscious uncoupling,” many people thought that was crazy.  There is no such thing as a friendly divorce in which both people just move on, especially with children involved. This must be some type of…

Who Gets The House? And Other Questions Relating to Division of Assets.

Who Gets The House? And Other Questions Relating to Division of Assets.

When our parents were young, life progressed in this fashion: finish school; get married; buy a house; have children; retire. As life changed, this progression has also changed for many.  Maybe you bought a house after you finished school and before you even met your…