Randall A. Smith

606, 2022

Spousal Maintenance – The 8 Factors and Equalizing Income

June 6, 2022|

In Minnesota, the topic of spousal maintenance (also referred to as alimony) is a frequent financial issue during a divorce.  Spousal maintenance is awarded to meet need, and it depends on a showing of need.  The marital standard of living is analyzed in detail, along with cash flow and proposed [...]

2005, 2022

Manage the Stress of Divorce Through Meditation to Stay Healthy

May 20, 2022|

Your mind is constantly busy, bouncing from one idea to another.   This is particularly true during traumatic events like divorce. Thoughts about the situation can keep circling in your head, increasing worry and anxiety. In addition, the burden of balancing your feelings while adjusting to the realities of moving, budgeting, [...]

2804, 2022

Congratulations to Taylor Blatchford on her new law clerk job with Judge Tracy Perzel!

April 28, 2022|

Taylor Blatchford worked as a Student Attorney at Lake Harriet Law Office during her 1L, 2L and 3L years of law school.  Taylor graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in June, 2021.  Prior to attending law school, she earned a B.A. in Communication Studies and Criminal Justice from Iowa [...]

1401, 2022

5 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During a Divorce

January 14, 2022|

Going through a divorce can take a toll on your mental health. You may face feelings of guilt, and your spouse may intentionally cause anxiety, making a complex process even harder. In addition, parents have the added stress of taking care of children alone or attempting to co-parent through a [...]

2305, 2021

Celebrity Divorce of 2021: Bill and Melinda Gates

May 23, 2021|

Bill and Melinda Gates's divorce, which included elaborate headlines, paparazzi photos, and rumors, became the stuff of tabloid legend with the world soaking it up around every corner of this twisted storyline. Microsoft employees and Gates’ circle of friends and colleagues have whispered about inappropriate extramarital relationship for years. Even [...]

105, 2021

Congratulations to Katie on her new law clerk job with Judge David Lutz!

May 1, 2021|

Katie Schwandt-LaRoche worked as a Student Attorney at Lake Harriet Law Office during her 3L year.  Katie graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis in June, 2020.  Prior to attending law school, she earned a B.A.S. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. After [...]

3009, 2020

Congratulations to Aubry Fritsch on her new job as law clerk for Judge Elizabeth Cutter!

September 30, 2020|

Aubry Fritsch worked as a Student Attorney at Lake Harriet Law Office from August 2018 until December 2019.  Ms. Fritsch is a December, 2019 graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.  Prior to law school she attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, [...]

2809, 2020

When Divorced Parents Struggle to Create an Effective Parenting Plan

September 28, 2020|

Creating an effective parenting plan is one of the best ways to prevent conflict arising after a divorce. The time that both parents spend with a child or children is essential for the well-being of all involved.  Managing parenting time is often contingent on other life commitments, such as work. [...]

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