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Estate Planning and Divorce in Minnesota: A Guide to the Key Things to Know

It is never easy to separate from a spouse. During the course of a marriage, so much of your life becomes intertwined. Leaving aside all of the emotional challenges, there are a number of different logistical issues that must be addressed and resolved.  As an example, you may have questions about what you need to …

I Have an Outstanding Bench Warrant in Minnesota—What Should I Do?

Whether the result of a mistake, a miscommunication, or an accident, you could find out that you have an active bench warrant out. As described by the Cornell Legal Information Institute, a bench warrant is a written order from a judge authorizing an arrest. In most cases, bench warrants are issued because a defendant missed …

Will You Go to Jail for Soliciting a Prostitute in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, it is unlawful to solicit or engage in prostitution. Recently, law enforcement officers in our region have been cracking down on these types of offenses. A solicitation charge should not be taken lightly. A conviction for a solicitation offense can carry stiff penalties—potentially including jail time. In this article, our Mankato solicitation defense …

My Child Was Arrested: Will They End Up With a Criminal Record?

We all know that young people can get themselves into trouble—especially if they are teenagers. As noted in the official state government data, approximately 20,000 juveniles are arrested in Minnesota each year. There are few things more stressful or confusing that learning that your child has been arrested. Parents must worry about both the immediate …

Did Your Ex Stop Paying Alimony in Southern Minnesota? Here is What You Can Do

Alimony is a financial allowance paid from one person to another following a divorce. Under Minnesota law (Minnesota Code § 518.552), the amount and duration of alimony is based on a wide range of different factors. Once an alimony agreement or order is in place, the parties have an obligation to abide by its terms.  …

What Happens to Your Vehicle After a DWI Arrest in Minnesota?

Forfeiture laws allow the government to seize property or assets that are used in a connection with a crime. Many people have a basic awareness of the concept of civil forfeiture. Though, these laws are more powerful than is commonly understood. In Minnesota, state authorities may even be able to seize and sell a vehicle …