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 [...]
It is important that you understand the Early Neutral Evaluation process in order to have the greatest chance of being successful in your divorce case.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]