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…

Mitigating Tax Liability in Divorce

Mitigating Tax Liability in Divorce

Divorce can be emotional, confusing and sometimes expensive.  During a divorce proceeding, any advice to save money, protect cash flow or mitigate tax liability is welcomed by a client. Fortunately, there are ways to address financial issues and mitigate taxes to help offset the existence…

Minnesota Divorce Topics - Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) and the Imputation of Income

Minnesota Divorce Topics – Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) and the Imputation of Income

During a divorce proceeding, and once a divorce is finalized, 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…

Basic Rules for Family Law Motions

Basic Rules for Family Law Motions

Family Law can be very emotional compared to many other areas of law.  Both parties are taking a huge step to change their life as they have known it, whether it be through divorce, adoption, or child custody.  That is why it is so very…

Trending Minnesota Divorce Issues - Depletion vs. Dissipation of Property During a Divorce

Trending Minnesota Divorce Issues – Depletion vs. Dissipation of Property During a Divorce

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

Child Support and Taxes: 5 Essential Rules

Tax season is upon us. During this time of year, we often focus on things like deductions and taxable income, and how we can maximize our tax credits and deductions to obtain the largest benefit from the IRS. When reviewing tax laws, attorneys and parties…

What You Need to Know About Karon Waivers and Spousal Maintenance

When going through a divorce, Minnesota allows for spousal maintenance (or alimony)  based on statutory  qualifications. Once an award for spousal maintenance is established it can be later modified if either party brings a motion for modification to the court because of changed circumstances.These changed…