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How to Subpoena Records in Minnesota State Court

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The ability to subpoena records from a third party  (e.g. cell phone records from Verizon) is a powerful tool that when properly utilized, can have a huge impact on your lawsuit. The following guide provides a brief overview on who can issue a subpoena and what steps need to be taken to ensure all procedural… Read more »


Stepparent Adoption in Minnesota

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If you marry someone who has a child, you may consider legally adopting the child.  In order to adopt your stepchild, you must: 1) terminate the parental rights of the other parent  (not your spouse); 2) petition the court for adoption and file all necessary paperwork; 3) have social services conduct a background study and… Read more »


High-Asset Divorce in Minnesota

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Most people are aware that divorce involves the division of marital assets, but this process becomes more complicated in a high-asset divorce.  The same legal standard applies (i.e. “equitable division”) to division of marital assets no matter how much property is involved, but the stakes are particularly high when there is a substantial amount of… Read more »


Family Law Contempt Proceedings

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If you or the other party do not follow a divorce or custody order, you may find yourself involved in a contempt proceeding.  A contempt proceeding is initiated by having the judge sign an Order to Show Cause, which is then served personally on the noncomplying party.  The Order to Show Cause requires the noncomplying… Read more »


Will v. Living Trust: Choosing the Best Option for You

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Wills and Living Trusts are basic components of an estate plan.  But what is the difference between the two and which is right for you? The Basics of Estate Planning Before discussing the differences between a Will and a Living Trust, it is important to understand the definition of estate planning.  Estate planning is the… Read more »


Minnesota’s New Custody Statute and the Best Interest Factors

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In making custody determinations in Minnesota, courts are required to determine the custody arrangement that is in the the best interests of the child.  Courts consider a number of statutory factors in making this determination, which are referred to as the best interest factors. Beginning August 1, 2015, a new custody statute with new best… Read more »