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.

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 [...]

905, 2014

Top Divorce Issues – Hennepin County

May 9, 2014|

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).  Your Divorce lawyer you should [...]

1401, 2014

The Minnesota Family Court Process

January 14, 2014|

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 Law rules and procedures, and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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