Category Archives: Divorce

What to look forward to at mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods

September 8, 2016

There are other ways of coming to agreements with your ex-spouse outside of court intervention. In Minnesota, parties can choose from a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution options. The most common three are social early neutral evaluations (“SENE”), financial early neutral evaluations (“FENE”), and mediations (facilitative or evaluative). SENE SENEs, or Custody and Parenting

Property Division 101: Marital vs. Non-marital property

July 22, 2016

Divorce isn’t just the end of a marital union, but also the separation of two entire lives, including the property that makes up the couple’s marital estate. The goal of any divorce proceeding is a just and equitable division of all marital property. In many cases, an equitable property division means an equal division of debts and

The difference between PTEs and PCs

July 8, 2016

Litigating issues relating to custody and parenting time can be time consuming, emotionally exhausting, and expensive. In an effort to avoid this kind of protracted litigation, many parents turn to various alternative dispute resolution options. Two such options are PTEs and PCs. While they may sound similar, there are some important differences that parents should

Expertise Presents the 20 Best Divorce Lawyers in Saint Paul, MN

June 13, 2016

ARK was recently recognized as one of the 20 best divorce firms in the Saint Paul, MN area by expertise.com! Best DivorceLawyers inSaint Paul2016

Minnesota’s Newest Spousal Maintenance Law: The End of the Seven-Year Engagement?

June 13, 2016

Most people know that spousal maintenance starts following a divorce, but when does it end? In Minnesota, most spousal maintenance awards are established for a term of years, and a spouse’s obligation to pay spousal maintenance ends when that term of years expires. (For a brief explanation regarding the basics of spousal maintenance laws in

Spousal Maintenance: Why, How Much, And For How Long?

May 20, 2016

In family law, the issue of spousal maintenance (also known as alimony) is one in which judicial officers have significant discretion, and as a result, it is also one of the issues in family law in which parties face the most uncertainty. Clients who are commencing a dissolution proceeding often have many questions regarding spousal

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