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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. [...]

202, 2015

Attorney Amber C. Bretl Joins Lake Harriet Law Office

February 2, 2015|

Amber C. Bretl joined Lake Harriet Law Office as Associate Attorney in November of 2014.  Ms. Bretl earned her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  She is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association and [...]

2305, 2014

Top Divorce-Related Financial Issues in Minnesota

May 23, 2014|

In Minnesota Divorce cases, the division of Assets and Debts is a process that requires substantial financial acumen and attention to detail; the division of Assets during Divorce does not need to be mathematically equal, and you are not necessarily entitled, under Minnesota law, to exactly half of the marital [...]

1212, 2013

Mediation in Minnesota Parenting Time Disputes

December 12, 2013|

Mediation is commonly used in Minnesota to resolve disputes related to parenting time, including issues regarding the adjustment of an existing parenting time schedule, changes to the primary residence of a child (or children), vacations, holidays, birthdays, summer vacation schedules, extracurricular activities and parenting time when a parent relocates to [...]

1911, 2013

Child Custody Evaluations in Minnesota Family Court

November 19, 2013|

In some Minnesota Divorce and Family Law cases, a Child Custody Evaluation (conducted by Court Services or by a private evaluator such as a Social Worker, Psychologist, Therapist or an experienced legal professional) can aid the Judge in making a custody determination that is in the best interests of the [...]

2709, 2013

Child Custody – Best Interest Factors – Minnesota

September 27, 2013|

In Minnesota divorce and family law cases, evaluating child custody, at times, can be a very complex process.  Minnesota Courts use the child's best interests as the guiding principle when determining child custody (there are 13 different statutory best interest factors and 1 case law imposed best interest factor, which [...]

909, 2013

Top Minnesota Child Custody Questions – Family Law

September 9, 2013|

During a Minnesota Family Law case, the 3 most frequent questions regarding child custody are (1) What is legal custody ? (2) What is physical custody ? and (3) Do most parents share legal and physical custody?  Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions about how to raise [...]

304, 2013

Hennepin County Child Custody Overview

April 3, 2013|

Under Minnesota law, there are two types of child custody. "Legal custody" refers to the right to make decisions about how to raise the child, including decisions about education, health care, religious training and certain activities. "Physical custody" refers to the right to make decisions about the routine day-to-day activities of the [...]

803, 2013

Hennepin County ENE

March 8, 2013|

During Divorce and Family Law cases, there are two types of Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) processes that are used by Family Court. Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) relates to child custody and parenting time.  SENE cases in Hennepin County are handled by a Court Services team consisting of one male [...]

103, 2013

Family Law – Child Custody

March 1, 2013|

Under Minnesota law, there are two types of child custody. "Legal custody" refers to the right to make decisions about how to raise the child, including decisions about education, health care, religious training and certain activities. "Physical custody" refers to the right to make decisions about the routine day-to-day activities of the [...]

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