Spousal Maintenance, the 8 Factors and Equalizing Income

Spousal Maintenance, the 8 Factors and Equalizing Income

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…

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

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

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…

When Divorced Parents Struggle to Create an Effective Parenting Plan

When Divorced Parents Struggle to Create an Effective Parenting Plan

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…

The Correlation between COVID-19 and Divorce Cases

The Correlation between COVID-19 and Divorce Cases

According to Johns Hopkins University, over 12 million people have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as the coronavirus. The United States has seen the largest jump in cases, currently reporting over 3 million positive tests. The pandemic is impacting every area of life, from…

Valentine Proposal? Time to Consider an Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreement

Valentine Proposal? Time to Consider an Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreement

The last thing anyone who is newly engaged wants to think about is divorce. You are feeling high from the joy of planning your life with the one you love – bringing legal papers and provisions into it can dampen the mood. While we don’t…

Minnesota Divorce Topic - Equitably Dividing Assets and Debts

Minnesota Divorce Topic - Equitably Dividing Assets and Debts

Financial issues are often a sticking point during divorce.  Not only can valuing and dividing assets become a point of contention, but allocating debt can also be a major concern.  In Minnesota Divorce cases, the division of Assets and Debts does not need to be…

Divorce and Your Child's Education

Divorce and Your Child's Education

The emotional difficulties of divorce affect children no matter what their age.  When your children are school-aged, it is quite common to see some temporary changes in their academics.  With love, understanding and patience, you can help your child deal with the issues presented during…

Divorce 101: How to Effectively Allocate Extracurricular Expenses for Teenagers

Divorce 101: How to Effectively Allocate Extracurricular Expenses for Teenagers

If you are in the process of filing for divorce, it is time to consider the needs of your growing children. While younger children have financial needs that are more easily addressed during a divorce, teenagers need additional support that is often difficult to estimate,…

The Use of Mediation to Address Summer Parenting-Time Issues

The Use of Mediation to Address Summer Parenting-Time Issues

All parents face challenges over the summer, but when you are in the middle of a divorce, parenting-time issues are bound to arise.  Both parents typically want to have the children for as much time during the summer as possible. The problem is, your kids…