When most divorces in Minnesota end, neither party is able to maintain the "marital standard of living." This happens because, not surprisingly, most people do not have a lot of money left over after payment of expenses while they are married and that issue ...Read More
In Minnesota, antenuptial agreements (also called "prenuptial agreements" or "preunps") are useful tools for a number of reasons. One such use is to protect assets acquired before marriage. But depending on the language of the antenuptial agreement, not all of the asset may be ...Read More
On May 29, 2013, in the case of Haefele v. Haefele, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the Minnesota Court of Appeals and held that when calculating a self-employed parent's income for purposes of determining child support, the court must first identify the self-employed parent's business's ...Read More
On May 14, 2013 Minnesota officially became the 12th U.S. state to approve same sex marriage when Governor Mark Dayton appeared before a crowd outside the state capitol in St. Paul to sign a marriage equality bill into law. HF 1054 makes Minnesota's marriage ...Read More
Reading your divorce decree is not exactly a fun task. Not only is reviewing the document dissolving your marriage emotionally difficult for many people, the documents are usually full of "legalese" and not always drafted with any eye toward making the document easy to ...Read More
In Minnesota divorce cases, trial judges have significant power to determine when and how to award marital assets. Rarely are their decisions overturned on appeal.
Even before a divorce is final, judges have the power to permanently divide or dispose of marital assets. If a judge believes it ...Read More