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304, 2015

Top Question – Minnesota Divorce and Property Division

April 3, 2015|

During a Minnesota Divorce case, parties frequently have issues regarding the division (and proper valuation) of assets.  Minnesota law requires an "equitable division" of assets (and the same applies to debts).  The division is quite often something other than 50:50; there is no requirement that the division be precisely equal. [...]

2801, 2015

Top Minnesota Divorce Issues – Spousal Maintenance, Cash Flow and Vocational Assessments

January 28, 2015|

In Minnesota Family Law cases, an award of Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) is based upon need. Contrary to what some lawyers might profess, equalizing \"cash flow\" or available income is not required by Minnesota Statue 518.552. Court in Minnesota have judicial discretion in awarding spousal maintenance, and the decision whether to award spousal maintenance is permissive.

2005, 2014

Family Court in Minnesota – Top Divorce Issues

May 20, 2014|

In Minnesota Family Court, parties address important legal matters such as Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Property Division and Spousal Maintenance (Alimony).  Family Court can be quite complex -  there are numerous Minnesota statutes, rules and procedures that must be followed and adhered to.  For this reason, the [...]

703, 2014

Minnesota Divorce and Spousal Maintenance

March 7, 2014|

In Minnesota Divorce cases, Spousal Maintenance (also referred to as "Alimony") is a topic that is often misunderstood, frequently litigated at the District Court level, and is often appealed to the Minnesota Court Of Appeals.  Spousal Maintenance, unlike Child Support, does not provide the parties with a basic formula to [...]

1907, 2013

Minnesota Divorce – Top 5 FENE Issues – Financial

July 19, 2013|

A Financial Early Neutral Evaluation, or FENE, is quite common during a Minnesota Divorce Case.  Top issues during a FENE include 1) whether non-marital assets exist and need to be traced  2) the valuation of assets 3) property and asset division  4) spousal maintenance issues  5) debt division.  An Actuary, [...]

802, 2013

Hennepin County Divorce | Complex Assets

February 8, 2013|

A just and equitable division of assets does not need to be mathematically equal, and you are not necessarily entitled, as a matter of law, to "half of your half" (although this is how family lawyers frequently explain asset division to their clients).  In many divorce cases, the parties simply [...]

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