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Dividing Military Benefits in a Divorce – When State & Federal Law Conflicts

Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Divorce, Marriage, Military.

It’s not often that the United State Supreme Court makes a decision that affects how divorces are handled in Minnesota Family Courts. But, when it comes to a veteran’s retirement and disability benefits, the Supreme Court has not held back in putting the state courts in their place. The United States Constitution provides that Federal… Read more »

Olympic Trials Curling Field Expanded Thanks to Beyer & Simonson!

Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Curling.

Marc Beyer’s personal and professional lives crossed paths recently when he represented a competitive men’s curling team that had been denied a spot in the upcoming Olympic Trials.  Marc’s client – Team Birr – finished in second place at the U.S. Nationals this past year. They also had an impressive record on the World Curling… Read more »

PRINCE’S LESSON ON PATERNITY

Posted on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Children, Minnesota, Paternity, Prince.

When I think of Prince’s legacy, his immeasurable contributions to the arts and culture, I can’t say that promoting understanding of domestic relations law has a place that legacy.  But the late Prince Rogers Nelson recently surprised me his abilities.  The impact of this man’s extraordinarily talent extends even to domestic relations law, as I… Read more »

MOVING OUT OF STATE WITH MY CHILD, WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Posted on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Child Custody, Child Support, Children, Divorce.

Moving to another state and leaving our Minnesota winters behind can be an exciting change, but, if your move includes your child that you share with a parent you’re not married to, please be careful before making the move. If you choose to move your child without the consent of the other parent and without… Read more »

THE CHALLENGE OF PURSUING SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Alimony, Cost, Spousal Maintenance.

Unlike child support, spousal maintenance or ‘alimony’ as it is sometimes called, is a way of helping a lesser-earning spouse meet his needs after a marriage ends, but is not intended to contribute to the health and welfare of minor children.  And unlike child support, spousal maintenance is not calculated based on a pre-determined formula…. Read more »

What Does Primary Residence Mean And Why Is It Important?

Posted on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Child Custody, Children, Minnesota, Primary Residence.

What Does Primary Residence Mean And Why Is It Important? When I talk to people about child custody orders and parenting time schedules, the topic of ‘primary residence’ sometimes comes up; in particular, parents want to know if it’s important for them to be dubbed the parent with ‘primary residence’ of their child. Great question!… Read more »

HOW CAN I GET MY EX TO HELP WITH DAY CARE EXPENSES?

Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Child Custody, Child Support, Children, Divorce, Life.

For working parents, finding child care can be a scramble; especially for single parents. Whether you’re using a licensed day care, a nanny, a friend or relative, you’ve gotta find a person who’s trustworthy, available, and affordable. If you’re a single parent, absorbing that cost without help from the other parent, is just not in… Read more »

Inconvenient Forum

Posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Minnesota.

I recently blogged about the 180 Day Rule and how you (or your spouse) must live in Minnesota for 180 days before you can file for divorce here. But, what happens when you are divorced in Minnesota, but then you and/or your spouse move out-of- state after the divorce? If only one or neither of… Read more »