Divorce Topics - When It’s Time to File a Family Law Appeal

Divorce Topics – When It’s Time to File a Family Law Appeal

No one gets married and expects to find themselves going through a divorce. It affects everyone involved: the spouses, children, and can even affect extended family, like parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. It is an extremely emotional time when people are choosing a new direction…

Minnesota Divorce Topics - Depletion and Dissipation of Assets

Minnesota Divorce Topics – Depletion and Dissipation of Assets

Although Depletion and Dissipation of property carry different meanings, in Minnesota divorce cases the terms are generally used synonymously by the Court.  Dissipation is defined by Minnesota case law as “wasting or expending funds foolishly.” Volesky v. Volesky, 412 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987).…

Minnesota Divorce Topics - Spousal Maintenance and Income Inputation

Minnesota Divorce Topics – Spousal Maintenance and Income Inputation

During a Minnesota divorce proceeding, the court may order that one spouse pay alimony (or what Minnesota refers to as spousal maintenance) to the other spouse.  The primary reason for spousal maintenance is to provide cash flow to a spouse in order to approximate the…

Congrats on Your Engagement: Where’s the Prenup?

Congrats on Your Engagement: Where’s the Prenup?

The holiday season is the busiest time of year. Families are getting together, shopping, and eating to celebrate life, love, and happiness. It is one of the busiest engagement seasons of the year (maybe tied with Valentine’s Day). Whether you get caught up in a…

The Most Exciting Divorce and Custody Case of the Year

The Most Exciting Divorce and Custody Case of the Year

We already know celebrities are nothing like us. They have homes all over the world, travel to exotic lands for a weekend getaway, and have other perks that go along with celebrity status. . At least, that is the perception we have. However, when push…

Custody and the School Year-Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody in MN

Custody and the School Year-Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody in MN

With another new school year beginning, we frequently receive questions about how custody is determined with the ever changing schedules of school aged children.  There is a difference between legal custody and physical custody and we will outline both in this blog.  Minnesota Statutes section…