Obtaining Visitation of a Child as an Unwed Father

November 9th, 2017

For parents that have a child while married and then divorce, both parents have equal rights to either custody or visitation of the child by law and dependent on the court’s decision. However, for unwed couples that have children who then uncouple, the laws on the matter are quite different. While not being married saves… Read more »

3 Reasons to Choose a Collaborative Divorce in Minnesota

October 28th, 2017

Minneapolis Family Law Attorneys There is no such thing as an easy divorce. Your marriage is ending and it is likely that it stirred up a series of complex emotions because of it. However, a divorce can be as simple or as messy as you let it be. It should be seen as a pathway… Read more »

How Does Visitation Work When an Order of Protection is in Place?

October 26th, 2017

Orders of protection are valuable tools to protect victims. Those who have suffered domestic abuse need to have a way to protect themselves to make sure that they are not victims again, and this is what an order of protection does. However, while ex-spouses may occasional require an order of protection due to flared emotions… Read more »

How to Divide a Pension in a Minnesota Divorce Proceedings

October 18th, 2017

Often when two parties get divorce, they completely forget about the pensions. While this is great for the person that holds the pension, for the non-holder they are missing out on a share of what is rightfully theirs when they reach retirement age. Unlike some other states that are a community property divorce states, Minnesota… Read more »

Do Not Be Tempted To Violate An Order For Protection

October 12th, 2017

Minnetonka Divorce Attorneys Were you told by a judge that you are supposed to stay away from a certain individual, regardless of where he or she may be? You are not allowed to go anywhere near that person’s house, workplace, or school. You are not allowed to contact the individual in any type of way…. Read more »

What Classifies as Non-Marital Assets in Minnesota?

October 3rd, 2017

In a divorce, one of the biggest tasks is dividing up all the stuff, or more formally, the marital estate you have accumulated over the course of your marriage. This can be physical objects like couches or cookware, or it can monetary objects like 401K accounts or even credit card debt. The division of the… Read more »

Increasing And Lowering Child Support Payments

September 27th, 2017

Both parents are free, within certain limits, to make some decisions regarding child support orders and child support payments. This includes one of the parents agreeing to deviate from the child support guidelines and paying more than the suggested amount. This can also include agreeing to accept a lower child support amount because it is… Read more »

Steps to Take for an Order For Protection

September 21st, 2017

An order of protection is more commonly called a restraining order. It is a legal document that is filed against someone who makes you feel unsafe, such as a spouse, significant other, family member, or anyone else that you are afraid of. Since it is signed by a judge, it is enforceable in court. An… Read more »

Establishing The Paternity Of A Child: Why Is It So Important?

August 31st, 2017

Determining the paternity of a child means more than monthly child support payments for the custodial parent. Whether or not the child in question has a father who is recognized legally as the father will make a major difference in the child’s upbringing. The presence of a father is not just important when the child… Read more »