Hennepin County Property Division

Under Minnesota law, there are two types of property associated with marriage. “Marital Property” refers to almost all property that you and your spouse received or acquired during the marriage, even during the times you were separated, including real estate, cabins, rental property, household goods, automobiles, boats, jewelry, antiques and…

Hennepin County Divorce | Complex Assets

A just and equitable division of assets does not need to be mathematically equal, and you are not necessarily entitled, as a matter of law, to “half of your half” (although this is how family lawyers frequently explain asset division to their clients).  In many…

Top Divorce Issues – Hennepin County FENE

Parties involved in Divorce and Family Law cases often use the Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) process to help resolve issues involving child custody (both physical and legal custody) and parenting time issues – these areas fall under the SENE umbrella.  Also, the ENE process can…

Minnesota Divorce – Hennepin County Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance (also referred to as alimony) is one of the most challenging and difficult issues associated with divorce.  The outcome is often unpredictable and frequently litigated in courts throughout Minnesota. Judicial discretion is a major component of spousal maintenance.  The decision by a Judge to…

Minneapolis | Hennepin | High Conflict Divorce

One of the more frequent concerns for people considering a divorce is whether the case will be (or needs to be) contentious and adversarial in nature.  This depends on many things, including the personality of the parties and the attorneys, and whether the parties are…

Top Minnesota Divorce Question – How Long Will My Case Last?

One of the most important questions facing any person who is thinking about divorce is “How long will my case last, or how long will it take for my divorce to be final.”  These are important questions, and the answer is not always simple.  Many…

Minneapolis Divorce | Tax Issues and Children

The tax benefits for a qualifying child are: 1) Head of Household filing status; 2) Child and Dependent Care Credit; and 3) Earned Income Credit.  These three benefits can only be claimed by a parent who meets the definition of a custodial parent pursuant to…