• June 10, 2012Family LawDivorce+1

    Keeping the Minnesota Family Farm After Divorce

    Minnesota divorce lawyers are faced with unique and challenging issues when representing farmers in divorce proceedings, especially when dividing up the marital assets and debts. Particularly important in light of today’s farmland prices and other issues contributing to the value of the marital estate, a substantial award of cash or equity in a farm to the...
  • May 31, 2012Family LawCustody, Parenting Time & Child Support

    Going Nowhere Fast, Part II: Using PassPort Controls to Insure Your Child Stays in the U.S.

    In part one of Going Nowhere Fast, I talked about the headaches of getting a U.S. passport for a child under the age of 16.  As big of a hassle as the dual parental consent process may be, there are very good reasons for it, which are the topic of this blog entry. Simply put,...
  • May 17, 2012Family LawDivorce

    Going Nowhere Fast, Part I: Using PassPort Controls to Insure Your Child Stays in the U.S.

    If you plan to take your child anywhere from a fishing trip to Canada to a Caribbean cruise, a divorce can create many complications, especially in getting the Bureau of Consular Affairs to issue your child a passport.  In addition to the normal proofs of identity, photos, applications, and fees, divorced and never-married parents have...
  • March 7, 2012Family LawDivorce

    My Friend Didn’t Have to Pay Spousal Maintenance, So Why Do I?

    One of the most difficult areas of Minnesota family law (for both lawyers and clients) is spousal maintenance, otherwise known as alimony.  Unlike child support, there is no formula that you can plug numbers into and come away with a good answer. Instead, awards of spousal maintenance are based on social norms and public policy–therefore,...
  • March 6, 2012Family LawDivorce

    Breaking Up Really Is Hard To Do: Protect Your Business From Divorce With Buy-Sell Agreements & Antenuptial Agreements

    For anyone who owns a business, the topic of what happens to their business upon divorce (especially if it is someone else’s divorce) is crucial.  Here are some tips and suggestions to help you plan for possibility of divorce, so that you can get back to doing business and save some money (and your sanity)...