Changes to Minnesota Divorce Procedures
I am often asked how much a particular Minnesota child support obligation will be. My answer is always "it depends." The Minnesota child support calculator takes into account the amount of overnight parenting time each parent is awarded. As a result, in Minnesota, the amount of child support one pays is heavily dependent on his [...]
...the mistake that most people make is not adequately preparing for the Early Neutral Evaluation.
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 [...]
As I mentioned in the previous blog post, most courts in Minnesota do not use an Early Neutral Evaluation program. In those counties, the procedure that takes place during the divorce is somewhat different. Most Minnesota divorce courts convene a pre-trial hearing to talk about the scope and parameters of the case. Often this is [...]
Often people ask me about how to divide retirement assets when they get divorced. As I've mentioned before, Minnesota is a marital property (or common law) divorce state. It is not a community property divorce state. (Most states are community property states. Minnesota is not.) In Minnesota, a division of assets is supposed to be [...]
People occasionally ask me how long they need to reside in Minnesota before they can file for divorce in Minnesota. The answer is 180 days (which is six months). You have to have resided in Minnesota for six months before you can file for divorce here. If you have moved to Minnesota from another state, that [...]