Family Law Updates

Reconsidering Family Finances in COVID-19

Reconsidering Family Finances in COVID-19

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic we watched the unemployment rate skyrocket while the market crashed. While the economy is moving to a more stable place today, most families are still experiencing financial difficulties in their everyday lives. In fact, the Pew Research Center…

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 commonly dealt with during a divorce, and is frequently misunderstood.  Spousal maintenance is awarded to meet need, and it depends on a showing of need.  The marital standard of living is analyzed…

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…

We've Implemented Zoom and Phone Consultations

We've Implemented Zoom and Phone Consultations

Lake Harriet Law is open and taking a new approach to initial consultations with new clients.  Due to COVID-19, our firm has been working remotely since mid-March.  We are now back at the office, but are not currently having any new or current clients come…

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…

Financial Well-Being Amid The COVID-19 Crisis

Financial Well-Being Amid The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has sparked anxiety worldwide, leaving people to feel overwhelmed by the uncertainty of the future. Not only is this a health crisis, but it is also an economic crisis and many people may have questions on how to protect assets and maintain…

Children Home From School and Online Learning due to COVID-19

Children Home From School and Online Learning due to COVID-19

With the recent current events surrounding COVID-19, schools across the United States have closed and transitioned to online learning.  The closures are an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, but they have created challenges for local educators, most of…

Changes to the Minnesota Judicial Branch During Times of Social Distancing

Changes to the Minnesota Judicial Branch During Times of Social Distancing

In conjunction with Governor Tim Walz’s declaration of emergency and the Minnesota Department of Health’s urgent request to practice social distancing, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice, Lori S. Gildea, issued a judicial order outlining changes for the Minnesota Judicial Branch.[1] As of March 16, 2020,…

Finding Peace During Social Distancing

Finding Peace During Social Distancing

Within weeks the international landscape has turned our worlds upside down. Adjusting to any life change requires time and patience, but the COVID-19 crisis isn’t an experience anyone thought would occur, let alone require life changes. Trying to cope during a time where many people…