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Thank You Everyone!

      I am retiring the practice after 30 years.  To that end, I am not accepting any new matters. I will keep this blog active until next spring because there is valuable content for folks to review relative to family legal matters. Thank you to all of my clients for allowing me to help you […]

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Legal Descriptions for Real Property in Minnesota Divorces- Get it Right

The legal description of a section of real property is a specific means of identifying with great particularity that section of real property as opposed to all other real property. Legal descriptions are comprised of letters, words, and numbers that ultimately allow a surveyor to physically set out the boundaries of the property. The legal description describes to the real property […]

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Follow-Up to Minnesota Divorce Transfers to Real Property-The Summary Real Estate Disposition Judgment

Last week we discussed the importance of using the complete and exact legal description for any real property transferred in a Minnesota divorce proceeding.   In summary, the Minnesota divorce decree, the quit claim deed and the Summary Real Estate Disposition Judgment must contain the complete and exact legal description for each piece of real property […]

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Legal Descriptions for Real Property in Minnesota Divorces- Get it Right

The legal description of a section of real property is a specific means of identifying with great particularity that section of real property as opposed to all other real property. Legal descriptions are comprised of letters, words, and numbers that ultimately allow a surveyor to physically set out the boundaries of the property. The legal description describes to the real property […]

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Minnesota Divorce and Pre-Divorce Check-List

Financials 1. Obtain a copy of your credit report.  If your spouse has any secured obligations or opened any joint credit accounts, then the report should have this information. 2. Cancel any joint credit cards if you are able or remove your spouse’s name as a person who may charge on the card. 3. Obtain […]

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Check List for Dos and Don’ts for Minnesota Divorcing Parties With Custody Issues-It’s All About the Children

This is a repost of what I think are good tips for working with the other parent during a Minnesota divorce or a Minnesota custody matter. Actually, these are good tips for all parents that may live apart.  THE LIST OF DOS 1. Do be civil and polite to your spouse especially in front of […]

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Estate Planning in Minnesota and Your Digital Inventory-Make it Easy for Your Heirs

Originally posted on Kate Willmore Law Blog:
I originally posted this blog in August 2013.  Readers appreciated the information and asked for a re-blog.  The post relates to how you can plan to terminate your digital life after  you go to the great beyond.   I confess that I never much thought about my digital afterlife…

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Minnesota Divorce and Changing Your Name

     Many parties incorporate a name change within a Minnesota divorce.   Once the divorce is final, then you must follow-through and give notice of your name change.  Do it as soon as the divorce is final because it is easy to forget.  Print this blog out as a checklist for changing your name following a […]

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Can I Change My Will During a Minnesota Divorce?

This is a repost from a popular topic- Can you change your will and estate plan during a Minnesota divorce so your soon-to-be ex doesn’t inherit? Most divorcing parties do not want their soon-to-be ex-spouse inheriting.  You should consider some measure of estate planning issues early on in a divorce proceeding.  Minnesota Uniform Probate Code […]

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Can I Bring a Contempt Action Against my Ex in a Minnesota Divorce? 

Minnesota divorces set out the terms  and conditions for division of assets and liabilities; the parties’ custody, parenting time and child support; who pays spousal maintenance also called alimony, if any,  among other agreements all of which require some level of performance by both parties or one party.  The terms and conditions of the parties’ […]

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