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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 …

Criminal Defense: How Do You Invoke Your Right to an Attorney?

If you are being investigated for criminal charges, interrogated by police, or you have already been placed under arrest, you have important legal rights. Here are two key rights that anyone facing criminal allegations should understand: Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: You have a right to remain silent. You are not required to answer …

Family Law: What are the Steps to Take to Get a Restraining Order in Minnesota?

Domestic violence remains a serious public safety issue. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, approximately 36 percent of women and a significant percentage of men will be the victim of intimate partner violence during the course of their life. A restraining order is a source of legal protection for victims of family violence. This …

Will I Be Required to Post Bail After a DWI Arrest in Minnesota?

It is unlawful to drive while impaired by alcohol or illicit drugs in Minnesota. If you are arrested on DWI charges, you will be taken into custody. This raises an important question: Do you have to post bail after being charged with a DWI in Minnesota? The answer depends largely on the specific circumstances of …

Will a Child Be Called to Testify in a Custody in Minnesota?

Whether you are preparing to get divorced or are already separated, going through a custody and visitation dispute is never easy. Undoubtedly, you want to protect your children while ensuring that you are in the best position to assert your parental rights and do what is right for your family. You may be wondering: Do …

What to Know About the Different Degrees of Assault in Minnesota

Assault is one of the most common criminal charges filed in our region. As noted by the Cornell Legal Information Institute, the specific definition of assault varies by jurisdiction. In Minnesota, there are actually five different degrees of assault. The charge can range from a misdemeanor offense all the way to a severe felony. In …

Your Guide to Divorce and Residency Requirements in Minnesota

To be eligible to file for divorce in Minnesota, you and your spouse must satisfy the state’s residency requirement. Without establishing valid residency, a Minnesota court will not allow a couple’s divorce petition to move forward. At Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office Chtd., we want to ensure that you have knowledge you need to navigate the …

Criminal Defense: An Overview of Tax Evasion Charges in Minnesota

As a resident of Minnesota, it is imperative that you pay both your federal and state tax obligations in a timely manner. If you fail to pay your tax on time, you could be hit with significant financial penalties. That being said, being unable to pay your taxes is not a criminal offense.  In contrast, …