Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods

In a divorce or child custody/support proceeding, there are three commonly used alternative dispute resolution methods used prior to proceeding with court: mediation, arbitration, and early neutral evaluation. Mediation is the most common method that provides an...

Landlord-Tenant Law

March 6th, 2019 the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a landlord-tenant decision related to habitability of residential rental real estate.  Minnesota’s residential landlord-tenant statute requires that landlords keep a residential rental property in a habitable...

Real Estate Acquisitions

The process of buying a home is not only filled with many documents in order to conduct the sale, but there are also many different people involved in the transaction including real estate agents, lenders, title companies, etc. When taking the often times long and...

A New Year With a New Resolution

With the new year comes new plans and resolutions to change or better your life. Perhaps your resolution is to be better prepared in life. Thinking in the big scheme of things, being prepared for end-of-life is very important, and one big check mark you could check...

Alimony

Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, is granted by the court for either spouse if it finds that the spouse seeking maintenance (1) lacks sufficient property, or (2) is unable to provide adequate self-support. When determining if spousal support is to be...

Parenting Consultant (PC)

A Parenting Consultant (PC) is a neutral third party who is hired by a contract to help advocate for the best interests of children in a custody case. Both parents must agree to the hiring of a parenting consultant, and then the court can order the appointment of a...

Estate Planning – Getting Started and Keeping Current

Estate planning is one of those items you want to have completed and available, but not necessarily have to use, at least not for a very long time. As it is used at the end-of-life, it’s not the most relished of topics of conversation or thought, however it is...

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Minnesota does recognize the rights of grandparents to visit with their grandchildren. When there are situations in which a grandparent’s own child is dead or absent or has their own parenting time restricted, or even if the grandparent and their child are...

Reasons Mediation May Not Be the Answer

Mediation is a great alternative to completing a divorce proceeding without having to attend court, however it is not right for all people and their situations. Below is a list of reasons why mediation may not be right for you: One or both parties have unrealistic...

Refusal to Close in a Real Estate Transaction

A real estate transaction has multiple steps when your lawyer may be providing services for you.  The first instance is when negotiating the terms of the purchase agreement.  Once a purchase agreement is executed, your attorney may assist you during the due diligence...