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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, …

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 …

High Income Divorce in Minnesota: What is Forensic Accounting?

Divorce is complicated. For high income and high net worth couples, a marital separation can be especially challenging. It is crucial that you are able to get your finances in order. If you own complex assets and/or you believe your spouse may be hiding property, a forensic accounting investigation can help to protect your rights. …

Is Spousal Support Always Awarded After a Divorce in Minnesota?

After a marital separation in Minnesota, the financially disadvantaged partner may be eligible to receive ongoing payments from their former spouse. You may be wondering: Is alimony guaranteed after a divorce in Minnesota? The answer is ‘no’—spousal support will only be granted if certain basic criteria are satisfied. In this article, our Mankato alimony lawyers …

Family & Divorce in Minnesota: An Overview of the Parenting Agreement Worksheet

Going through a divorce or separation is never easy, especially for parents of young children. To help facilitate the best possible environment for the child, Minnesota encourages parents to come to a parenting plan that outlines parental rights and responsibilities. The Parenting Agreement Worksheet (Minnesota Version) is used to help parents put together an effective …

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 …