Minnesota Divorce Update - Top Questions Regarding Asset and Debt Division.

In Minnesota Divorce cases, the division of assets and debts is a process that requires financial expertise and significant attention to detail.  The division of assets and debts does not need to be mathematically equal, as addressed in Johns v. Johns, 354 N.W.2d 564, 566…

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

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. Judges in Minnesota have discretion in awarding spousal maintenance, and…

Top Minnesota Divorce Questions - What is the Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC)?

In Minnesota Divorce cases, the Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC) is typically the first court appearance with a Judge or Referee.  The ICMC is an informal hearing that generally takes place within 30 days of the case filing. The ICMC provides the parties with an…

Minnesota Divorce - Top Questions Regarding Asset and Property Division

The division of assets, property and debts during a Minnesota Divorce is a process that requires financial acumen and precise attention to detail. The division does not need to be mathematically equal, only equitable.  Frequently, the parties agree to divide the assets on the balance sheet…

Family Court in Minnesota - Top Divorce Issues

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…

Top Divorce Issues - Hennepin County

Hennepin County, in particular, uses Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes in Divorce and Family Law cases including SENE to address Child Custody and Parenting Time and FENE to address Financial Issues including Child Support, Property Division, Tracing and Valuation Of Assets and Spousal Maintenance (Alimony). …

The Minnesota Family Court Process

Throughout Minnesota, Family Court provides an opportunity for parties to resolve legal issues that involve important matters such as Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Property Division and Spousal Maintenance.  For most people, Family Court can be overwhelming and intimidating; there are numerous Family…