Family Law Updates
606, 2022

Spousal Maintenance – The 8 Factors and Equalizing Income

June 6, 2022|Family Law Updates|

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|Family Law Updates|

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|Family Law Updates|

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 [...]

2704, 2022

The Role of Attachment in Parenting Time and Custody Evaluations

April 27, 2022|Family Law Updates|

When determining the best interests of a child for purposes of determining issues of custody and parenting time, the court considers the intimacy of the relationship between the parent and the child and the interaction and interrelationship of the child with the parent. Minn. Stat. § 518. 17, Subd. 1(a). [...]

1401, 2022

5 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During a Divorce

January 14, 2022|Family Law Updates|

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 [...]

810, 2021

3 Ways to Stay Mindful During Divorce

October 8, 2021|Family Law Updates|

The process of divorce can be incredibly stressful and traumatic. The experience can change you and make you forget who you really are. Practicing mindfulness can help you stay grounded and focused so you can make it through and thrive. Here are three ways you can stay mindful during a [...]

2207, 2021

Dividing Property During Divorce

July 22, 2021|Family Law Updates|

Property division is a major component of a divorce and includes dividing all marital assets including bank accounts, the family home, retirement interests, jewelry and more. When considering a divorce, keep in mind that Minnesota law provides for an “equitable” distribution of property. While this often means splitting assets 50/50, [...]

2605, 2021

How to Reduce or Stop Spousal Maintenance Payments

May 26, 2021|Family Law Updates|

A party seeking modification of spousal maintenance (or changing alimony) has the burden to show a substantial change of circumstances, since the time maintenance award was set, and that these changes render the award unreasonable or unfair. See Hecker v. Hecker, 568 N.W.2d 705, 709 (Minn. 1997). The terms of [...]

2305, 2021

Celebrity Divorce of 2021: Bill and Melinda Gates

May 23, 2021|Family Law Updates|

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|Family Law Updates|

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 [...]

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