In Minnesota, "alimony" is called "spousal maintenance." The two terms mean the same thing - monthly support payments paid by one spouse (who has greater income) to the other spouse (who has lesser income.If you are seeking spousal maintenance, you probably need the help of an experienced attorney. The rules relating to awards of spousal [...]
I am sometimes asked if it is better to wait until after the holidays to start a divorce proceeding. My answer is usually "it depends." If the person asking does not have children with his or her spouse, in my opinion starting a divorce proceeding sooner rather than later is probably best. This is especially [...]
In Minnesota divorce, valuing and dividing retirement assets can be complex, and it is important that the QDRO be prepared by a competent, experienced attorney. Call attorney Daniel Fiskum, Esq., and Minnetonka Family Law now for a free divorce case analysis. (952) 270-7700.
There are some things about divorcing in Minnesota that are very predictable. There are some things about divorcing in Minnesota that are very unpredictable. Child Custody and Parenting Time: More often than not, the custody and parenting time arrangement resembles the parenting contributions of each party prior to the divorce. If one parent was clearly [...]
As I have written about in the past, mediation is an important component of the divorce process in Minnesota courts. There is also another process that is similar, but different. This process is known as "Early Neutral Evaluation." What is the difference? In mediation, the role of the mediator is to help the parties reach [...]