Tentinger Law Firm Blog

Big Changes Coming in 2019 to the Tax Treatment of Alimony Under New Tax Law

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“H.R.1”), recently signed into law by President Trump, big changes are coming in 2019 to the tax treatment of alimony, or spousal maintenance, as we call it here in Minnesota. Spousal maintenance refers to payments after a divorce from an ex-spouse that earns a higher salary or has… Read more »


Big Changes Coming to Minnesota Child Support Laws on August 1, 2018

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

Big changes are coming to how child support obligations are calculated effective August 1, 2018.   Before discussing the changes, it is important to understand the components of a monthly child support obligation.  There are three different components to a monthly child support obligation:  basic child support, medical support and childcare support.  Basic child support, as… Read more »


Common Law Marriage and the Putative Spouse in Minnesota

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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 discuss… Read more »


Domestic Abuse and Orders For Protection in Minnesota

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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 »