Minnesota Divorce and Dividing Property

In Minnesota, divorce courts divide property "equitably."  This that means property is divided fairly, but not necessarily equally. For property that has high value - real estate, a business, or other investments - generally an appraiser is hired to determine the property's value.  Often the appraiser is neutral, meaning that both parties agree to the [...]

By |2018-04-16T09:34:04-06:00April 16th, 2018|Business Valuation and MN Divorce, Minnesota Divorce and Property|Comments Off on Minnesota Divorce and Dividing Property

The Role of Mediation in Minnesota Divorce

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 [...]

By |2013-08-09T09:23:00-06:00August 9th, 2013|Business Valuation and MN Divorce, Minneapolis Divorce Guru, Minnesota Divorce Guru, Minnesota Spousal Maintenance, MN Divorce - Child Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Role of Mediation in Minnesota Divorce

Divorce and Joint Tax Returns

Around this time of year we at Fiskum Law are often asked about whether a divorcing spouse should file a joint tax return with the other spouse.  Our answer is "it depends." When you sign a joint tax return with a spouse, you become jointly and severally liable for the tax debt owed.  This means [...]

By |2013-03-01T16:16:51-06:00March 1st, 2013|Business Valuation and MN Divorce, Divorce and Joint Tax Returns, Minnesota Divorce Procedure|Comments Off on Divorce and Joint Tax Returns

Divorce and Business Valuation

When a person owns a business, divorce can pose special problems.  There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution, and a business owner who is going through a divorce (or a spouse of a business owner) needs competent and experienced legal representation to address valuation and tax issues. Usually  in the context of a divorce, it is necessary [...]

By |2012-06-15T12:40:14-06:00June 15th, 2012|Business Valuation and MN Divorce, Minnesota Divorce Property|Comments Off on Divorce and Business Valuation
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