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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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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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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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How Do Minnesota Parents Split the Tax Dependent Exemptions in a Minnesota Divorce?

The process of mediation doesn’t have to be confined to the big picture in a divorce or after a divorce.   Parties can attempt to resolve any dispute through mediation.   The who, why and how of sharing the tax dependency exemptions and related tax benefits for the children is a subject well suited for a family […]

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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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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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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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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 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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