Family Law/Estate Planning Blogs

Family Law Contempt Proceedings

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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

Posted by Tentinger Law Firm

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 »