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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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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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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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Fee Waivers for Minnesota Divorce Parties- The Outline

Minnesota has some of the highest court filing fees of any state and the fees keep increasing.  Minnesota, however, has a procedure set out in Minn. Stat. Section 563.01 that allows a party with low income to have fees waived or paid for by the State. The Process and Initial Request. A  party must submit a […]

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Tip: Save Time and Money in Your Minnesota Divorce by Getting All Information to Your Attorney

Want to save money in getting a divorce or in any other family law matter?  One of the best ways is to simply follow-though and provide your attorney with the information that he or she needs to draft the pleadings or settlement documents. Divorces require a lot of information upfront and even more information to […]

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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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Splitting the Federal Tax Refund in a Minnesota Divorce Case

Divorcing couples in Minnesota often file their taxes jointly.  Splitting the refund can be dicey especially if the parties are not cooperative with one another.   The IRS Form 8888 titled “Allocation of Refund”  is a handy device that allows divorcing parties who file jointly to direct his or her share of the refund into […]

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Minnesota Marital Property vs. Non-Marital Claims- Who Gets What?

You may have an idea of what property is yours or what property you are willing to share with your soon-to-be former spouse, but Minnesota law dictates how marital property and non-marital property differ. The old saying what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine doesn’t apply in a Minnesota divorce. Any person alleging a […]

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Minnesota Divorces and What To Do With the House?

Minnesota divorcing parties often own a home that carries a mortgage and maybe a second mortgage or equity line of credit. Since 2008, the equity in homes has deceased.  Some homes are upside down; that is, parties owe the bank more than the house is worth.  Some homes have recovered equity, but nowhere near the […]

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Minnesota Gray Divorces – The After 50 Minnesota Dissolution

Statistics for divorcing couples show that the majority of divorces filed are those involving folks older than 50 years.  Most of these couples have been married for at least 25 years or more; have raised their families; acquired many assets; and, maybe some debt.  They usually own a home and maybe a second home.  One spouse may have […]

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