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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… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

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… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

Will I Have To Pay My Spouse's Attorney Fees?

A very serious question — as the divorce process can take a significant financial toll on you and your spouse. Unless you are representing yourself, you and your spouse will likely be paying an attorney for representation. I am often asked the… Read More
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Categories: Divorce

Uncontested Divorce in Minnesota

If you and your spouse agree to the terms of your divorce, the divorce process can be simple and quick. Here are some points to consider if your divorce proceeding is uncontested: Time frame can be significantly shortened. An uncontested divorce can… Read More
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Minnesota Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

What is it? Formerly known as “alimony”, Minnesota spousal maintenance is defined as: “an award made in a dissolution or legal separation proceeding of payments from the future income or earnings of one spouse for the support and ma… Read More
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