Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

September 20th, 2019

When it comes time to separate marital assets, there are many factors to consider. In general, you and your former spouse will split your assets 50/50. He takes his car; she takes her car. She takes the money in her checking account; he takes the money in his; the savings account and investments are split… Read more »

Can My Wife Take My Retirement in a Divorce?

September 20th, 2019

In a divorce, you must divide many of your assets between your former spouses. This includes the house, your savings accounts, and any investments–but does it include your retirement? Many people preparing for divorce find themselves asking this key question–and scrambling to protect their retirement in the event of a divorce. Is Retirement an Considered… Read more »

What You Need To Know When Dating While Separated Before Divorce

September 20th, 2019

While going through your divorce, you may have several questions regarding what you can and can’t do. One question that many people have is whether or not you can date while you are separated, before you have actually divorced. The answer to this question isn’t cut and dry because there are several factors that come into… Read more »

How Long Must You Be Married Before You Must Pay Alimony?

August 20th, 2019

Alimony, or spousal support, is a contentious topic in many divorces. One spouse believes they are entitled to reasonable support payments from their former spouse as they attempt to build a life after divorce. The other spouse typically does not want to take a cut in their income for someone they no longer feel responsible… Read more »

How Do I Get Child Support in Minnesota?

August 8th, 2019

When you have a child, both parents are responsible for contributing to the child’s expenses, from basic expenses like food and medical care to more nuanced expenses like sports, school supplies, and clothing. In some cases, you and the child’s other parent may reach an equitable agreement regarding child support: one that allows you both… Read more »

Child Custody Laws in Minnesota

July 20th, 2019

When you are going through a separation or a divorce (and you have children), you are going to have to work with your spouse to come up with an agreement that works best for everyone. That being said, child custody can be the hardest part of a divorce. Nobody wants to give up time that… Read more »

5 Clever Ways to Save Money on a Divorce

July 20th, 2019

You and your spouse are about to go through a divorce, but you don’t want to wreck the shared/separate household finances in the process. Divorce lawyers are expensive, and divorce litigation is even more costly. For many ex-couples, you’d much rather have that money for moving apart and possibly raising your kids instead. Here’s how… Read more »

Choosing a Guardian for Your Children: Should You Ask Family or Not?

July 18th, 2019

When it comes to choosing someone to care for your children in the event of your death, many people turn to those that they love the most: their family. They can only imagine their parents or siblings raising their children. However, you might want to think outside of your family to find the perfect person… Read more »

Parental Alienation: Devices to Blur Parental Roles

March 6th, 2019

Contact Our Minnetonka, MN Family Law Firm Today! When one parent forms an alliance with the child against the other parent, the effect can be a kind of domestic abuse by proxy. Parental Alienation: Dr. Richard A. Gardner, a child psychiatrist affiliated with Columbia University, often served as an expert witness in divorce cases. In… Read more »

Minneapolis Child Support Lawyer When Spouse Hides Income, Businesses

March 1st, 2019

Some spouses aren’t surprised when their partner does not fully disclose income or hides businesses to avoid paying child support or spousal support. If your former partner is not providing an honest picture of his or her true income, it’s imperative to seek a Minneapolis child support lawyer skilled at uncovering money. In many cases,… Read more »