Maximizing Your Attorney-Client Relationship

April 8, 2016

Oftentimes, when people find themselves in a position to hire a family law attorney, they are experiencing a period of significant transition in their lives. Clients seeking representation in a divorce or other family law matter may be feeling scared or angry about all of the changes and uncertainty that they are facing. Oftentimes, when

Modification of Child Support

March 31, 2016

Failure to pay child support is an increasingly common problem during difficult economic times. In this age of stagnant incomes and fewer high paying jobs available in the marketplace, child support obligors may find themselves unable to pay their court ordered obligations. Most often, the person who owes the money, the obligor, has a legitimate

Child Protection Basics

March 17, 2016

How it Begins A child protection case generally starts with social services being notified that a parent or parents are not adequately providing for their child’s physical, emotional, or educational needs. If social services feels that the information warrants intervention, they will contact the family to begin voluntary or involuntary child protection services. With voluntary

Big Changes to Minnesota’s Child Support Laws

March 10, 2016

By: Senior Associate Attorney, Kendal K O’Keefe On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, some significant changes in Minnesota’s child support laws took effect, and these changes could have a big impact on the amount of child support parents are paying and receiving. One of these changes deals with the amount of income that can be imputed

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”

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