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Common Law Marriage and the Putative Spouse in Minnesota

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Common law marriage refers to a situation in which people are deemed legally married simply because they cohabitate together for a long time and hold themselves out as if they are married, despite the fact that they have not followed the legal procedures to be married under state law.  In Minnesota, common law marriage laws… Read more »


NO-FAULT: WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS

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  If you’ve never been injured in an auto accident before, you likely  have any no experience with no-fault insurance, and the phrase “no-fault insurance” is often a source of confusion for those unfamiliar with its meaning, but this article aims to change that. First, we will walk through what “no-fault” actually means and then… Read more »


Domestic Abuse and Orders For Protection in Minnesota

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In Minnesota, domestic abuse is defined as the following when committed by one family or household member against another family or household member: 1) physical harm, bodily injury, or assault; 2) threats of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault; 3) terroristic threats; 4) criminal sexual conduct; or 5) interference with an emergency call. In… Read more »


HOW TO FILE A PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIM FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT

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If you’ve just been in a car accident thats not your fault, you likely have many questions, not the least of which is how to get your car back on the road. This article addresses common concerns and questions that drivers face after a collision, including how to get a rental car, and whether you’re… Read more »


Make Estate Planning Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

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January is the time for New Year’s Resolutions, which often center on finances.  However, people often forget that estate planning is a critical component of your financial plan.  Despite the importance of estate planning, more than half of Americans do not have an estate plan in place at all.  Even if you do have an… Read more »


Piercing the Corporate Veil

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Protecting your Personal Assets: The Importance of Proper Entity Formation   A principle benefit of choosing a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) as your choice of business entity is the protection from personal liability provided to each owner. Individuals with an ownership interest in a corporation or LLC are protected from personal liability for… Read more »


Estate Planning for a Second Marriage and Blended Family

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Often individuals in a second marriage with a blended family have different goal and concerns when it comes to estate planning than individuals in a first marriage.  In a first marriage, most individuals will want their entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, and upon the death of their surviving spouse, equally to their… Read more »


Renewing a Judgment in Minnesota

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A judgment for money in Minnesota does not survive indefinitely. Instead, a judgment only survives for ten years after its entry and any action to collect after that ten-year time frame is disallowed. Does that leave a party who obtained a judgment but was unable to collect within ten years out of luck? Fortunately, the… Read more »


Minnesota’s New Cohabitation Alimony Reform Bill

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Minnesota’s new Cohabitation Alimony Reform Bill (HF 1333), which was passed with overwhelming support in both the Minnesota legislative house and senate, went into effect on August 1, 2016.  This law applies to individuals that were married, divorced and are now cohabitating with another adult, but are still receiving alimony from their ex-spouse.  The idea… Read more »