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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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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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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 Divorce Flow Chart -A Visual Aid for Minnesota Family Law

Attorneys routinely deal with procedural matters in Court as part of the day-to-day-aspects of handling Minnesota family law cases. For most Minnesota divorcing parties or parties who have family legal matters that need a Minnesota family lawyer, it is confusing to sort out the different pathways that a case can follow through the system. The following flow […]

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Minnesota Divorce and Sharing Healthcare Costs for the Children

These days insurance companies while decreasing premiums tend to increase co-payments or cut insurance coverage benefits for medical, vision and dental services.   As a result, parents pay more for uninsured medical expenses for the children. How does the increase in uninsured medical costs for the children impact Minnesota divorce agreements? Child support calculations in Minnesota are based upon an […]

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Dividing a Pension or Other Retirement Plan in a Minnesota Divorce

One or both parties in a Minnesota divorce may have significant retirement assets in the form of a pension or 401(k).  You might think that language in the divorce decree similar to  “The parties will equally share their pension and 401(k) with one another”  is enough. Dividing retirement assets, however, requires the drafting of a particular […]

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