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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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Can I Claim the Federal Tax Dependency Exemption in Minnesota? Separated, Non-Married or Divorced Parents in Minnesota and the Tax Dependency Exemptions for Children

Minnesota now has a new law that outlines the analysis of which parent will be allocated the dependent exemption for the children of Minnesota parents.  Courts will look to this statute in the event parents cannot agree on who should get the exemptions.  Federal tax rules are implicated as well, but Minnesota has always reserved the […]

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How Do You Prepare for a Minnesota Divorce Settlement Meeting?

    If you have a divorce attorney, then you may rely upon your attorney to prepare you and to acquire all the information that you need.  If you mediate your Minnesota divorce by yourself, however, then get organized I. Create and organize a binder with all the documents and written information that you need. Have all […]

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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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Minnesota Custody Evaluations Should be the Last Resort for Minnesota Divorcing Parents

When Minnesota parents who have joint children cannot agree upon custody, parenting time, or a parenting plan, then usually a custody evaluation is necessary. A custody evaluator is appointed by the Court or by agreement of the parties.   Custody evaluations  are the Court’s way of having a third-party do the necessary investigation and make a recommendation in […]

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Stand-by Custodial Document for Minnesota Parents – Anticipating the Unexpected Event

I last posted information on Minnesota’s statute that allows a parent to delegate his or her rights to a non-parent third party by a form called Minnesota Delegation of Parental Powers.  ( Blog Post 5/2/2014). Minnesota’s Stand-by Custodial appointment statute is useful for all parents as well.   The Stand-by Custodian appointment allows a parent […]

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Move-Away Case in Minnesota Holds a Parent Wanting to Move a Child is Not Entitled to an Evidentiary Hearing.

Minnesota Statute Section 518.175, subd.3(b) is commonly known as the “removal statute”  or move-away statute.  This section requires that a Minnesota parent seeking to move a minor child’s residence out of Minnesota has to  have permission from the other parent or has to file a motion and obtain a court order granting him/her permission.     In any move-away […]

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Tips for the Pre-Divorce Client- Saving Time and Saving Legal Fees

If you are thinking about a divorce, then consider this pre-divorce checklist. 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 […]

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Appointing a Parenting Consultant in Minnesota – A Sort of Referee for Parents Who Need a Whistle Now and Then

A parenting consultant is sort of like a referee.  When parents seem unable to resolve disputes there is an option to appoint a parenting consultant ( PC).  The PC acts in the capacity of a decision maker on issues that parents cannot or will not agree upon.  Unlike the parenting time expeditor, however, who may have similar […]

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