Minnesota Divorce and Child Custody

The issue of child custody and parenting time can be contentious in divorce proceedings.  I always advise people that it is best to resolve disagreements about child custody and parenting time amicably.  This can happen in discussions between the parties, but more likely it will happen in negotiations between the attorneys or in mediation. If [...]

By |2013-04-03T09:38:40-06:00April 3rd, 2013|Minnesota Child Support, Minnesota Divorce Guru, MN Divorce - Child Issues, Plymouth Divorce Guru|Comments Off on Minnesota Divorce and Child Custody

Minnesota Divorce and Daycare Costs

Often, people who divorce have young children who go to daycare during the day or after school.  Daycare costs can be a significant part of a family budget, especially when families are divorced. In Minnesota, divorce courts require each party to contribute towards daycare expenses and after school care expenses.  As long as these expenses [...]

By |2013-03-02T13:41:34-06:00March 2nd, 2013|MN Divorce - Child Issues, Plymouth Divorce Guru|Comments Off on Minnesota Divorce and Daycare Costs

Documents Needed for MN Divorce

If you are considering getting divorced, it is a good idea to assemble the documents you may need to refer to in the future and put them somewhere for safe keeping.  These documents can include state and federal income tax returns, monthly checking account statements, check book registers, house titles, deeds and abstracts, documentation from the [...]

MN Divorce and the IRS tax exemption

Often I am asked about which parent is entitled to claim the income tax dependency exemption for minor children after divorce.  The answer is "it depends." In Minnesota, the divorce court may award the right to claim the income tax dependency exemption to either parent.  Courts frequently allocate the exemptions equally, provide that both parents [...]

Plymouth MN Divorce Guru

Often I am asked about the circumstances under which a divorced parent can modify the parenting time arrangement that they have with their ex-spouse.  Modification can be needed for a variety of reasons - people change  jobs, children get older and get involved in more extra-curricular activities, people have either more time or less time [...]

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