Category Archives: Divorce

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

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

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”

Finding the right family attorney for you: what to look for and what should be at the top of your list

January 28, 2016

By: Associate Attorney, Alison Grafsgaard, Esq. Over two million Americans get divorced every year, many of whom have never stepped foot in a courtroom or been involved in litigation. This hurdle, coupled with high emotion inaugurates an interesting and complex relationship between an attorney and his or her client. Building a cooperative relationship from the outset

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