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Category: Family Law

Brown Law Office
December 5, 2018

Guide to Recovering Need-Based Attorney Fees

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:  

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Brown Law Office
September 13, 2018

Handling a Teen Rebellion While Weathering a Divorce at the Same Time

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:  

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Brown Law Office
August 8, 2018

Does Getting Divorced Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

After a certain age, the primary concerns of divorce change. Child custody issues give way to retirement squabbles. Suddenly, your future as a retiree looks a lot less secure. The good news? You may still retain your ex's Social Security benefits. Read on to learn more about the role divorce plays in Social Security — and how you can maximize benefits.  

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Brown Law Office
April 18, 2018

Exploring the Legal Complications of Polyamory

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:  

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Brown Law Office
March 14, 2018

Courtroom Etiquette

From adoption proceedings to divorce litigation, your behavior in court can dramatically alter family proceedings. Sure, common sense is important, but it never hurts to brush up on etiquette 101. Keep the following in mind as you prepare for court:

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Brown Law Office
April 3, 2017

How Emancipation May (or May Not) Help Minnesota Minors

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.

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