Category: Family Law
Court costs and attorney fees are a natural concern when pursuing divorce via litigation. Financial fears sometimes push couples into making unacceptable compromises in mediation. Thankfully, there's another way. Section 518.14 of the Minnesota Statutes provides the basis for recovering need-based attorney fees, as we explain below:
Whether you're looking to divorce, adopt, or pursue a protective order, you need assistance from a family law firm. Not just any practice will do; thorough vetting can help you choose a law firm suited to your unique needs as a client. Keep an eye out for these top qualities as you vet prospective Minnesota family law firms:
Within 60 days of an order, every dissatisfied litigant has a right to file an appeal with the Court of Appeals. What are the odds the decision will be turned over? Jason Brown answers your questions in this Appeals 101 vlog:
If divorce and raising a teen hold anything in common, it's that both induce far more stress than you ever thought possible. What happens, then, if your teen chooses to act out while you're in the midst of a messy split? These tips will help you deal with your teenager's bad attitude while also maintaining your own mental sanity as you navigate divorce:
As you get excited about adoption, it's important to get informed. Unfortunately, most books, podcasts, and other resources focus on domestic adoption. Looking for targeted information on the international process and its aftermath? Add these books to your reading list:
From infidelity to open relationships, sexual exclusivity is not as common in marriage as we like to think. Unfortunately, polyamory can create major legal complications, especially for divorcing spouses. The following are a few of the greatest legal pitfalls polyamorous spouses face:
If you and your ex-spouse held antagonistic political views before the election, you might feel like an already strained relationship is even more so these days.
Under MN law, the only way to become a legal adult is to reach the age of 18. However, minors can achieve some or most of the rights of adults through a process known as emancipation. As explained in Youth and the Law from the MN House of Representatives, state statutes provide no specific grounds or procedures for emancipation, but they reflect an assumption that minors may be emancipated. Still, it takes comprehensive legal knowledge to determine whether emancipation provides the best solutions to a minor's issues.