Category Archives: Child support

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

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

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

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

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

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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