Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Blog Post For All Those Snowbirds in Warmer Climates This Season

February 23, 2016

Written By: Associate Attorney, Alison Grafsgaard A recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling about Minnesota residency may carry a hefty price tag for so-called Snowbirds who change their domicile in a given year. As the Minnesota Star Tribune reported, “[t]he 4-3 opinion, in the case of a Minnetonka couple, sharply defined what the justices described as

Marital vs. Nonmarital Property

February 17, 2016

Written By: Associate Attorney, Micaela Wattenbarger One of the more confusing issues in family law is how property is divided upon divorce. In Minnesota, property is divided “equitably”, which is not the same as “equally”, though they often have a similar result. What makes property division particularly complicated is that some items are considered “nonmarital”

With the imputation of income, unemployment doesn’t always result in a lack of child support.

February 4, 2016

By: Senior Associate Attorney, Kendal K O’Keefe Most parents will tell you that raising children is expensive, and the law in Minnesota provides that both parents have an obligation to provide for their children. But what can you do when your co-parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed? In this situation, the Court can attribute or impute income

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