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! 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

Cohabitation and Spousal Maintenance

June 10, 2016

If you receive spousal maintenance and are considering moving in with a new love interest, there is a new law on the books to consider first. This new law, signed by Governor Mark Dayton on May 19, 2016 and effective August 1, 2016, amends Minn. Stat. 518.552 to provide that spousal maintenance may be modified

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

Traveling with your Child Post-Divorce

May 4, 2016

So your divorce or custody battle is at an end and now you want to go with your child to relax for a week overseas. What do you need to do before taking off? First, if you have not already done so, you will need to obtain a passport for your child. To do this,

Social Media Advice during Divorce

April 28, 2016

Reviewing and analyzing opposing party’s e-mails, text messages, Facebook posts, Tweets, etc. is part of a family law attorney’s daily job. Strewn about printouts of these posts and Tweets account for much of the paper stacked up on my desk. Every day, I review the printouts to help later prove physical, mental, or social health

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