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Why a Comprehensive Business Valuation is Essential in a Divorce

Small business is at the heart of our economy. The Small Business Administration (SBA)  reports that there are more than 525,000 small companies operating in Minnesota—employing nearly half of the state’s total workforce. For business owners, going through a divorce can be especially challenging. It is imperative that they know how to protect their rights …

Know Your Rights: Five Reasons You Should Not Speak to the Police If You Have Been Arrested

Few things are more stressful than an arrest. If you have been arrested, it is imperative that you know how to protect yourself, your rights, and your future. You should not give a statement to the police or answer any of their questions—unless you have an attorney by your side. Within this article, our Southern …

What to Know About Getting Child Support Payments Reduced in Minnesota

Are you a parent of young children? If you are divorced or otherwise separated, child support may be a legal issue that you need to address. The Minnesota Department of Human Services explains that “every child has the right to support from both parents.” There are strong enforcement mechanisms in Minnesota that allow for the …

What are the Potential Outcomes in a Felony Criminal Appeal in Minnesota?

Being arrested and charged with a felony offense is a serious, potentially even life-altering situation. Under Minnesota law (Sec. 609.02 MN Statutes), a felony is defined as “a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment for more than one year may be imposed.” Going through the criminal justice process is never easy—it is even more …

Family Law: How Do You Modify a Parenting Plan in Minnesota?

Are you a divorced or otherwise separated parent whose needs have changed? If so, you may need a modification of your parenting plan. In Minnesota, parenting plans are always subject to modification. They can be modified through mutual agreement of the parents or through a court order based on a substantial change in circumstances. Within …

Criminal Law in Minnesota: What Does it Actually Mean to Plead the Fifth?

If you have seen virtually any crime show or legal procedural, you have likely seen someone plead the “fifth” to avoid answering questions. You may be wondering: How does pleading Fifth work in real life? The short answer is that any person can exercise their constitutionally protected right against self-incrimination by declining questions while in …

A Guide for Handling Joint Accounts During and After a Divorce in Minnesota

Studies suggest that two-thirds (or more) of married couples primarily use joint financial accounts.  You may have a joint checking account, joint savings account, and/or joint credit cards. One of the more challenging aspects of getting divorced is untangling all of these joint financial accounts. At Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office Chtd., we provide solutions-focused family …

Five Tips to Help You Manage Your Finances Through a Divorce

While thousands of married couples separate every year in Minnesota, a divorce is never easy for the person that is actually going through it. There are undoubtedly many things on your mind—your finances should not take a backseat. It is crucial that you have the knowledge, tools, and resources to protect your financial interests. Here, …

What are the Penalties for Failure to Register as Sex Offender in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, a number of different sex crimes require a convicted person to register as sex offender. The state has strict sex offender registration requirements. A person who fails to comply with the sex offender registration requirements found in MN Statutes § 243.166 can face serious criminal penalties. In this article, our Mankato sex crimes …

How is Child Support Calculated in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, parents have a basic responsibility to provide financial support for their kids. The amount of child support is largely determined based on the income of each parent and the time the child spends with each parent. Though, other factors may be relevant as well. Here, our Mankato family law attorney provides a more …