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How to Modify Your Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

SPOUSAL SUPPORT ATTORNEY IN ST. PAUL, EAGAN MN When you’re getting divorced in St. Paul, it may be quite common for a court-ordered spousal maintenance agreement to be included in your divorce settlement. This is also known as alimony, and basi… Read More
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Tax Implications of Divorce

TWIN CITIES DIVORCE ATTORNEY When filing for divorce, many people are aware of the common financial ramifications, including: property division, child and spousal support, and healthcare coverage changes. The impact of a divorce on the parties’ tax… Read More
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High-Asset/High-Income Divorce

SAINT PAUL DIVORCE ATTORNEY Divorce often has long-term financial implications for both of the parties involved. The financial consequences of a high-asset divorce, however, may affect the parties’ financial futures for the rest of their lives. To… Read More
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Consensual Special Magistrate and Confidential Divorces

If you have a desire to keep your divorce, and your financial disclosures, confidential, your attorney may recommend the use of a Consensual Special Magistrate (CSM). (This is a form of alternative dispute resolution. For more information on ADR, ple… Read More
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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… Read More
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Identifying Assets and Valuations

Except for child custody issues, the division of marital property is often the most adversarial and stressful aspect of a divorce. Determining who gets what can be complicated. The overall division typically depends on whether the property, or asset,… Read More
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Post-Decree Modifications

Needs and circumstances change. When they do, a post-decree modification can realign court orders to match the interests of the parties and their new situations. Minnesota family law attorney Chris Banas assists clients in filing motions for the modi… Read More
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Recent Unemployment and Child Support

A recent job loss can make it difficult to pay your bills and meet your obligations. Child support payments that were previously manageable may become overwhelming. If you’ve recently lost your job and need help meeting your child support obligatio… Read More
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Business Owners and Divorce

Divorce can be complicated. Property must be divided, child custody agreements must be reached, and, sometimes, spousal maintenance (alimony) is considered. When one spouse owns a business, however, a Minnesota divorce can become a more arduous proce… Read More
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Domestic Abuse: The Impact on Your Divorce and Child Custody Cases

Domestic violence is a serious issue in divorce and custody cases, not only in terms of the civil and criminal effects, but also in the direct impact it will have on your chances for custody. To put it simply, a finding of domestic violence (order fo… Read More
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