Like most Minnesotans, whether Republican or Democrat, I do not like to see our state government shut down. I hope our elected representatives do what needs to be done to get our state open for business again. The Minnesota court system will remain open for now. It is possible that some services might be curtailed, [...]
The fact is that I do not know what is going to happen in the future, anymore than anyone else does. But, I think it is possible to make some prognostications based upon what is happening now. In my opinion, the Minnesota district court system, including the family court, is facing a crisis of funding. [...]
Once in a while people ask me how to pick a good divorce attorney. Generally, an attorney with more experience charges more than an attorney with less experience. That does not mean that you are necessarily going to get a better deal with a less experienced attorney, nor does it mean you are going to [...]
People often ask how much it costs to get divorced. The answer is "it depends." Certain costs are predictable. Currently, it costs $400 to file a divorce petition in a Minnesota district court. Some counties charge slightly higher, depending upon the amount of the surcharge for the county law library. If each party appears in [...]
If your spouse is keeping all of the family money for himself or herself and you cannot afford to hire an attorney, you should ask the court to award you attorney's fees, to be paid by your spouse.
Its no secret that the government is running low on money these days. The court system (which is one of the three branches of government) is running low on money too. Recently, Minnesota Chief Justice Eric J. Magnuson gave an interivew that was published in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune, in which he commented openly on [...]