Abuse of Discretion in Minnesota - An Overview

Abuse of Discretion in Minnesota - An Overview

  In cases that involve divorces, the district court is awarded broad discretion to the division of property, award of maintenance, custody determination and child support. Rutten v. Rutten, 347 N.W.2d 47, 50 (Minn. 1984). The district court’s conclusions must be clearly erroneous given the…

Top Minnesota Divorce Issues - Depletion vs. Dissipation of Property

Top Minnesota Divorce Issues - Depletion vs. Dissipation of Property

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

UPDATE - Minnesota Supreme Court Ruling on Kremer v. Kremer

UPDATE - Minnesota Supreme Court Ruling on Kremer v. Kremer

MAJORITY OPINION The Minnesota Supreme Court has released their decision in the Kremer case. A case that many divorce attorneys and clients have been patiently waiting for. On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ms. Kremer by affirming the lower…