Archive: 2015

Brown Law Office
December 15, 2015

Divorce Versus Legal Separation: Same Issues, Different Results

Married couples typically go through times when they disagree enough that they want to gain a bit of space for a short time period. These couples need to understand that Minnesota law does not require spouses to live together, and no paperwork is absolutely required if they want to live apart. However, our Minneapolis divorce attorneys warn that informal separations do not offer the legal protections provided by legal separation. Additionally, even a court-decreed legal separation is not the same as a divorce.

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Brown Law Office
December 9, 2015

Health Care is an Important MN Child Support Issue

Minnesota law considers the best interests of the children to be a primary factor in virtually any aspect of divorce, and providing health care is certainly a major issue. However, our Minneapolis child support lawyers warn that covering the children under either parent's health insurance is only the most basic consideration.

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Brown Law Office
December 1, 2015

MN Law Grants Certain Rights to Both Parents After Divorce

The end of a marriage does not mark the end of parenting responsibilities. MN law contains certain requirements to help ensure that divorced parents continue to share information and decision-making responsibilities, regardless of where the children reside.

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Brown Law Office
November 23, 2015

An Important Decision When Taking Responsibility for a Related Child

MN Law provides two options for relatives who want to take children into their homes and accept responsibility for them. Choosing between the options can affect the emotional well being of the children even as it also has practical and financial considerations. Families need to be educated on all concerns before making a decision.

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Brown Law Office
November 9, 2015

False Claims Can Lead to Loss of Child Custody Rights

It is common for both parents to seek greater control over the children after divorce. When they levy false criminal charges against each other to obtain better divorce settlements, however, everyone in the family can be harmed — often irreparably.

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Brown Law Office
November 4, 2015

Reasons to Consider Legal Separation Before Divorce

Marriages in conflict do not always have to head toward divorce. There are many reasons why spouses may want to live apart for a time, but a negotiated legal separation helps ensure that all family members have what they need until they make the final decisions for the next chapter of their lives.

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