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Divorce in Minnesota: What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)?

For many couples in Minnesota, retirement plans and retirement savings are among their most valuable financial assets. Yet, during divorce, these benefits are easy to overlook. Worse yet, divorcing couples sometimes divide retirement assets in a way that subjects them to avoidable early withdrawal fees and other tax penalties.  Fortunately, there is a solution available....

Four Things You Need to Know About Military Divorce in Minnesota

Serving in the military can put stress on a servicemember and their family. In the event of a divorce, there are some unique challenges and issues that should be considered and addressed. Our law firm understands the complexities and nuances of military divorce. Here, our Mankato military divorce lawyers highlight four key things that military...

What to Do If Your Child Gets Arrested in Minnesota

Young people, especially teenagers, make mistakes. In some cases, these errors in judgment end up in the criminal justice system. According to data provided by the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget, approximately 21,000 juveniles are arrested in the state each year.  Many, but not all, of these arrests, result in a juvenile court filing. ...

Child Custody in Minnesota: An Overview of the Best Interests of the Child Standard

In Minnesota, child custody determinations are made by determining what is best for the child. Courts are focused on protecting a child’s safety and well-being, so parental desires will always be a secondary consideration. Here, our Mankato child custody attorneys provide an overview of the factors that Minnesota family law judges use to determine what...

What Happens If You Violate Probation in Minnesota?

Probation is a period of supervised release that can last anywhere from a few months to several decades. When a person is on probation, it is imperative that they strictly adhere to the specific requirements and guidelines that have been outlined in their probation order. If fail they to do so, there could be very...

Five Advantages of Divorce Mediation in Minnesota

If you and your spouse are considering separating, you are not alone: the American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that approximately 45 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce. Most divorcing couples want to find an efficient and amicable solution. No one wants to be locked in nasty, protracted litigation. Divorce mediation could be the answer....

Do You Have a Right to Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Minnesota?

If you are pulled over on suspicion of intoxicated driving in Minnesota, the responding police officer may ask you to perform a field sobriety test (FST). These tests come in a number of different forms, including:  The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN);  The walk-and-turn;  The one-legged-stand; and  A preliminary handheld breath test.  While the results of...

Announcing The 2019 Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship Winner

After careful consideration, Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office is pleased to announce the 2019 winner of the Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship. The $1,000 award goes to Aidan Eesley, graduate of Loyola Catholic School in Mankato, MN! Congratulations Aidan! Aidan has been involved with many extracurricular activities including the Loyola Catholic School Engineering Club and the...