Family Law Updates

Top Issues – Minnesota Family Law Appeals

In some Family Law cases, the Judge or Referee assigned to the case makes a decision that may not adequately address the legal issues presented.  When a party feels that a Judicial decision constitutes an abuse of discretion or was made in error, there are…

Hennepin County ENE

During Divorce and Family Law cases, there are two types of Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) processes that are used by Family Court. Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) relates to child custody and parenting time.  SENE cases in Hennepin County are handled by a Court Services…

Divorce – Hennepin County

Divorce cases are frequently complicated and require detailed, experienced legal representation in order to provide the best opportunity for an equitable resolution of the contested issues. Some of the primary areas of disagreement during Divorce include Child Custody, Parenting Time, Property Division and Spousal Maintenance.…

Family Law – Child Custody

Under Minnesota law, there are two types of child custody. “Legal custody” refers to the right to make decisions about how to raise the child, including decisions about education, health care, religious training and certain activities. “Physical custody” refers to the right to make decisions about the…

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…