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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
April 4, 2018

Teen Pregnancies and Adoption: Statistics and Resources

Shows such as 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, and the Secret Life of the American Teenager increased our awareness of teen pregnancy. Since these programs took over TV, the teen pregnancy rate has dropped to an all-time low of 22.3 per 1,000 women aged 15-19. In Minnesota, the teen pregnancy rate dropped 69 percent between 1990 and 2015.

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Brown Law Office
March 28, 2018

Getting Divorced From a Foreign National

One quarter of the estimated one million immigrants who gain legal status each year do so through marriage. Unfortunately, these marriages have a high failure rate — and divorce can be complicated. Keep the following in mind if you intend to divorce a foreign national:

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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
March 7, 2018

Spousal Maintenance: Changes Coming in MN

Recent changes in and proposals regarding Minnesota (and federal) legislation promise to significantly alter the divorce process. Changes to spousal maintenance arrangements are of particularly significant concern to both currently divorcing and already divorced spouses. It is important to keep abreast of such developments, as they could impact your tax return or your maintenance obligations. Read on to learn more about recent updates in spousal maintenance law:

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Brown Law Office
February 28, 2018

OFP Appeals

Orders for protection (OFP) allow Minnesota spouses, family members, and roommates to limit their exposure to abusive individuals. Unfortunately, not all OFPs are pursued on honest grounds. Sometimes, alleged victims seek OFPs in hopes of unfairly securing custody, or simply punishing former partners. These orders may last for up to two years, causing undue suffering on behalf of the wrongful recipient.

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