Divorce and Spousal Maintenance - The Analysis Of Cash Flow

Divorce and Spousal Maintenance – The Analysis Of Cash Flow

In Minnesota, Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) is based upon need, and not the equalization of cash flow (equalizing monthly cash flow is not required or even addressed by Minnesota Statue 518.552).  Unlike Child Support, Spousal Maintenance does not provide the parties with a basic formula to…

The Benefits of Mediation During Divorce

The Benefits of Mediation During Divorce

When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin said they were undergoing a “conscious uncoupling,” many people thought that was crazy.  There is no such thing as a friendly divorce in which both people just move on, especially with children involved. This must be some type of…

Life After Divorce With Children

Life After Divorce With Children

In today’s society, people are able to relocate easily for many different reasons such as economic, educational, and career opportunities. Any residential move no matter how close (60 miles) or how far (1,000 miles) will impact parties’ custodial arrangements along with relationships with the child.…

Minnesota Divorce Topics - Depletion and Dissipation of Assets

Minnesota Divorce Topics – Depletion and Dissipation of Assets

Although Depletion and Dissipation of property carry different meanings, in Minnesota divorce cases the terms are generally used synonymously by the Court.  Dissipation is defined by Minnesota case law as “wasting or expending funds foolishly.” Volesky v. Volesky, 412 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987).…

Congrats on Your Engagement: Where’s the Prenup?

Congrats on Your Engagement: Where’s the Prenup?

The holiday season is the busiest time of year. Families are getting together, shopping, and eating to celebrate life, love, and happiness. It is one of the busiest engagement seasons of the year (maybe tied with Valentine’s Day). Whether you get caught up in a…