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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 »


What is a Transfer on Death Deed and How can it Help You?

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A Transfer on Death Deed, commonly abbreviated as “TODD”, is an estate planning tool that allows you to transfer your real estate upon your death to your chosen recipients without the necessity of a probate court proceeding, with its attendant cost and hassle.  Unlike an outright transfer of the real estate while you are alive,… Read more »


The Importance of Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples in Minnesota

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Today, an increasing number of couples are choosing to remain unmarried or delay marriage for a variety of reasons. While estate planning is important for everyone over 18 years of age, it is particularly important for unmarried couples because they do not have the same protections that spouses do under Minnesota law. Without an estate… Read more »


Modification of Parenting Time in Minnesota

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When parents of minor children divorce, they will generally agree to a specific parenting time (visitation) schedule between the parents and the minor children, of if they cannot agree, the court will generally set a specific parenting time schedule. However, as children grow up and circumstances change, the parenting time schedule initially ordered may no… Read more »


Prenuptial or Antenuptial Agreements in Minnesota

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An increasing number of couples are choosing to enter into prenuptial or antenuptial agreements prior to getting married. An antenuptial agreement is a contract between prospective spouses that is entered into before the date of the wedding that allows them to determine or limit the rights each of them will have in the other’s property… Read more »


Modification of Custody in Minnesota

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As your children grow up and the circumstances of the parties change, the custody ordered in your divorce or custody case by the court may no longer work for your family. It is possible to modify the provisions of custody order, but you must meet the legal standards for modification. The primary grounds for a… Read more »


Prince Didn’t Have a Will. Do You?

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Many people were surprised to find out that Prince did not have a will given the fortunes he amassed, but he is in good company. The American Bar Association estimates that 55% of all Americans do not have a will or estate plan in place. This likely boils down to procrastination. Nobody likes to confront… Read more »


How to Subpoena Records in Workers’ Compensation Cases

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Similar to civil lawsuits, subpoenas may be issued in Minnesota workers’ compensation cases too. The ability to subpoena records is a powerful tool used by litigators to help support their claims or defenses. The following is a brief overview instructing the reader on how to subpoena records in their workers’ compensation cases in Minnesota. How… Read more »


Grandparent Rights in Minnesota

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If you are a grandparent you may wonder what rights you have to visit with your grandchildren.  A grandparent does have a right to seek visitation with their grandchildren if: the grandparent’s son or daughter is deceased; a dissolution, custody, legal separation, annulment or determination of paternity is commenced by one of the parents; the… Read more »


Minnesota Child Support Modification Grounds

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There are many reasons why you might want to modify a child support order.  Perhaps you were laid off from your position and you want to reduce your child support obligation.  Conversely, if you are receiving child support and the income of the other party has increased, you may want to increase the child support… Read more »