Family Law Updates

Minnesota Divorce – Top 5 FENE Issues – Financial

A Financial Early Neutral Evaluation, or FENE, is quite common during a Minnesota Divorce Case.  Top issues during a FENE include 1) whether non-marital assets exist and need to be traced  2) the valuation of assets 3) property and asset division  4) spousal maintenance issues …

Minnesota Divorce – Marital and Non-Marital Property

In many Minnesota Divorce cases, a spouse owns property that may be non-marital, either in part or in whole.  Property can be both marital and non-marital (for example: a house, a cabin, retirement accounts or business assets).  If an asset is both marital and non-marital, it may be…

Top Minnesota Divorce Issues – Property and Asset Division

In Minnesota Divorce cases, an equitable division of assets does not need to be mathematically equal, and you are not necessarily entitled, as a matter of law, to one half of the marital assets (although most family lawyers typically explain asset division to their clients…

Top Hennepin County Property Division Issues

In Minnesota Divorce cases, property can be both marital and non-marital (for example: real estate).  If an asset is both marital and non-marital it is sometimes necessary to perform a neutral financial analysis (also referred to as forensic tracing) in order to determine the marital portion and the non-marital portion.  With real…

Hennepin County Child Custody Overview

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…

Minnesota Divorce – Property Division

In a Divorce case, a just and equitable division of assets does not need to be precisely equal, and you are not entitled, as a matter of law, to “half of your half”.  In many divorce cases, the parties simply agree to divide the assets…