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High Net Worth Clients – Deferred compensation, profit sharing and stock holdings

ST. PAUL DIVORCE ATTORNEY Many of our high net worth clients have deferred compensation, profit sharing and stock holdings as part of their compensation packages. When a couple divorces, the parties will negotiate an equitable division of property an…
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Prenuptials and Antenuptial Agreements in Minnesota

Under Minnesota law, “marital property” is any property acquired by either spouse during the marriage, unless it: “(a) is acquired as a gift, bequest, devise or inheritance made by a third party to one but not to the other spouse;(b) is acquire…

Mediation and Other Alternative Dispute Resolution Options

Traditional divorces are often highly confrontational and antagonistic, causing undue stress on the individuals involved. This adversarial approach may make it difficult for the parties to work together after the divorce is finalized, particularly in…

Definitions to Common Terms Encountered in Family Court: Marriage Dissolution

What is “legal custody”? How does it differ from “physical custody”? And, who is the “custodial parent”? “Lawyer Speak” can be frustrating to listen to sometimes. To familiarize yourself with some of th…
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Do's and Don't's in Minnesota Family Court Proceedings

Concerned with how to behave during a Minnesota Family Court case? Below are the do’s and do not’s of the Minnesota Family Court: RECORDED STATEMENTS. In a contested divorce or custody proceeding always assume that any statement you make…
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Hennepin County Family Court: Initial Case Management Conference and Early neutral Evaluation

Parties to Hennepin County divorce and custody proceedings must appear before the judge assigned to their case as early as three to four weeks after the filing of the initial papers. The first appearance in Hennepin County Family Court  is called an…
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Hennepin County Custody and Parenting Time - Hennepin County Family Court Early Neutral Evaluation Program

Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is a short-term, confidential evaluative process designed to facilitate prompt dispute resolution in Hennepin County Family Court custody and parenting time (visitation) matters. The program, as offered through the Henn…
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Grandparent's Rights in Minnesota

The state of Minnesota does acknowledge the grandparent’s rights in certain circumstances. For example, during or after a divorce proceeding, a grandparent may petition the Court for visitation rights to their grandchildren. These are limited c…

Minnesota Adoption Basics

Considering Adoption? Considering a Minnesota Stepparent Adoption? Considering a Minnesota International Adoption? Adoption is a judicial proceeding that has the effect of transferring all rights and responsibilities of a natural parent, if known, to…
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