By aphlaw | Published January 11, 2018 | | |
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Minnesota Department of Human Services and Scott County alleges violations of federal law occurred when the agencies passed child custody cases to Indian tribal courts without the consent of parents. The lawsuit points to two recent cases in which one parent was a member of the Mdwonkenen Sioux Read MoreRead More
The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled that individuals are not entitled to a share of their former spouses’ military disability benefits, even if they agreed to split those benefits in a divorce settlement. The decision stems from the divorce of Mark Mattson and Diana Berberich, who ended their marriage in 2015. In their settlement, Read MoreRead More
Once your divorce has finally closed and everything is finalized, it is natural to want to get rid of all the paperwork that reminds you of all the legal and emotional headaches you endured. However, it is important for you to hold onto many of these documents for future reference. Below are some examples of Read MoreRead More
The process of “discovery” happens throughout the process of a divorce. It’s the legal process through which each party collects the information it needs to form a case. It should be noted that discovery is sometimes done on an informal basis, but for purposes of this post, we are discussing formal discovery. Formal discovery will Read MoreRead More
If you and your spouse separated before your divorce, the date of that separation could have an impact on issues of property division, child support and alimony. The definition of the “date of separation” may vary depending on where you are from, but most of the time it is the date the spouses no longer Read MoreRead More
Are you wondering how your divorce could affect your upcoming tax return? Below are answers to some frequently asked questions we receive related to how divorce affects taxes: Q: My spouse and I have been separated for months. Can we file as single people? You can only file as single if you are legally divorced. Read MoreRead More
Divorce causes more than just emotional strain — there are also financial complications that can be difficult to address and overcome. If you’re not careful, dissolving your marriage could cause some long-term financial challenges that can affect the future of you and your kids. Below are a few tips to help you minimize your divorce Read MoreRead More
The emotions associated with divorce can make for a rather contentious process. Unfortunately, it is often the children who suffer the most during divorce, as they must watch their parents go through a highly stressful and trying process while trying to hold it all together. Throughout a divorce, parents must make the emotional wellbeing of Read MoreRead More
Minnesota courts take domestic abuse seriously as it relates to child custody. In most cases, physical custody goes to the parent who provides most of the children’s daily care. Legal custody is typically shared by both parents, who then must work together to make decisions regarding education, medicine, culture, religion and other issues. This can Read MoreRead More
It is not uncommon for parents responsible for paying child support to try to downplay their income. This typically happens in one of the following ways: Paying parents voluntarily become unemployed by quitting a job and staying home, or sabotaging their work performance until their employers must fire them. Paying parents voluntarily become underemployed by Read MoreRead More
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