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What are the Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce?

Most divorcing couples want to end their marriage as amicably and efficiently as possible. While divorce is never easy, it does not have to turn into a nasty dispute or a fierce battle. Under Minnesota Law, a married couple has the option to seek an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is one in which the...

Four Common Divorce Stalling Strategies

If you want to get through the divorce process as quickly and painlessly as possible, you are certainly not alone. Many people desire an efficient, low conflict divorce. Unfortunately, there are also some people who try to use every trick in the book to slow things down – employing stalling tactic after stalling tactic.  As...

Four Divorce Tips for Business Owners

Getting divorced is never an easy thing to do—there are many challenging logistical and emotional issues that must be resolved. For business owners, there is another layer of complexity in the divorce process. You need to know how to effectively end your marriage while also protecting your personal interests and the future of your company....

Dissipation of Assets and Divorce in Minnesota

For most divorcing couples, property division is one of the most challenging and contentious issues that they need to resolve. Under Minnesota state law (MN Statutes Sec. 518.58), marital property is divided in an ‘equitable’ manner—meaning it will be divided fairly, which is not always a 50-50 split.  What happens if one spouse is spending...

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...

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....

Five Step Process for Divorce in Minnesota

The Process for divorce in Minnesota consists of five basic steps. The specifics of each case vary based on the individual circumstances involved. Summons and Petition To start a divorce in Minnesota, a summons and petition are filed. A family law attorney may draw up these documents on behalf of his or her client. This...