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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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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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A Minnesota Divorce Flow Chart Will Help You Visualize How a Case Moves Along.

A Minnesota divorce case, like other Minnesota family law cases, moves through the system in a manner that is sometimes confusing to pro se litigants or even to parties who have attorneys.   Visualizing the process is helpful. Think of a divorce or other family law case like a train moving from station to station.  There […]

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Retirement Plans and Minnesota Divorces

Both parties to a dissolution should understand the various retirement plans and how these plans impact the division and equalization of marital property. A retirement plan is either a defined contribution plan or a defined benefit plan. Defined contribution plans include IRA , 403(b), 401(k)  and profit-sharing accounts.  These plans are for individuals and are […]

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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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The Minnesota Free Range Divorce and Free Range Family Law Case

Now days there are so very many options for folks to do their own divorce; You  can download a form of forty pages or so and check every box and file it.   Folks can create their own fill in the blanks legal pleadings via a law library or online via various “Buy your divorce here for […]

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After the Minnesota Divorce – Your Check List of Things To Do.

    Your Minnesota divorce is over. Now what do you do?  There are a few housekeeping matters that need your attention after a Minnesota divorce.   The following check list may be of some help in getting organized and finishing up any money and related issues:   If you haven’t already, you need to make sure that […]

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Minnesota Divorce and Social Security Benefits

More than half of all new divorces involve parties over fifty years old. Most couples have accumulated assets over a few years of marriage including private retirement accounts like IRA’s, 401(k)s, and pension funds. You  may be entitled to part of your spouse’s Social Security Benefits in a Minnesota divorce, including the survivor benefits, if you meet  the […]

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