Family Law Updates

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…

Minnesota Divorce | Real Estate and Assets

Debts, like assets, are presumed to be marital, and the party seeking to have credit card debt deemed non-marital bears the burden of proof.  Berlinerblau v. Berlinerblau, A10-952 (Minn. Ct. App. May 9, 2011) Minnesota Court Of Appeals reversed and remanded the trial court’s findings…

Hennepin County Divorce – FENE – SENE

Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is a process that is increasingly being used and ordered by Courts to help resolve Family Law issues involving child custody and parenting time (referred to as SENE).  In addition the ENE process can assist parties with the resolution of financial…