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Pick Your Battles

Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Life.

This goes without saying, but one of the fundamental things that happens in a divorce is the husband and wife transition from living together as part of one household to living in two separate households. It’s not easy. There are bumps in the road. Life is different. Schedules and routines are thrown on their head…. Read more »

Divorce and Personal Property

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Process, Property.

One thing that is accomplished by a divorce is a “just and equitable division” of the marital estate. Your marital estate can consist of real estate, a business, retirement accounts, bank accounts, vehicles, and any other assets of value. As I often explain to clients, to accomplish this division, we create a marital balance sheet… Read more »

A HISTORY LESSON FROM CAPTAIN AMERICA

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Divorce, Domestic Abuse.

I doubt I will ever find myself representing, or going up against, a bona fide superhero in Family Court, but, I can only imagine how it must have felt for the attorney arguing on behalf of his client, literally named “Captain America”, for the reversal of the Wadena County District Court’s issuance of a domestic… Read more »

Family Court Lessons to be Learned from Prince

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Finances, Life, Marriage, Minnesota, Property.

As we all know, Prince died last year.  He died without a will, and the battle over his estate wages on in Carver County District Court.  As we’ve also learned, he died from an apparent overdose of fentanyl – a prescription painkiller – and he is twice divorced. Prince’s most recent divorce was granted in… Read more »

Post-Decree Motions: Better to Let a Sleeping Dog Lie?

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Child Support, Divorce, Minnesota.

If you ever meet with an attorney to discuss a possible general civil litigation case (e.g. contract dispute, personal injury, defamation, patent infringement, or any number of other types of cases) one of the first things the lawyer will do is research the facts to determine whether or not you even “have a case.”  That… Read more »

Divorce: Your Life is an Open Book

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Life, Process.

One of the things that we do in a divorce case is fully disclose assets. Whether it is real property, a checking account, savings account, retirement account, stock, life insurance, or a car, both sides are to fully disclose their assets to each other. You don’t get to keep that information from your spouse. Not… Read more »

Divorce Forms and Initial Consultations: Not a Good Mix

Posted on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce.

As a service, and candidly, as a way to promote myself, I offer free initial consultations.  I am more than willing to meet with a person facing a family law issue and offer my best legal advice. If they choose to hire me following the consultation, that’s great. I hope that I am able to… Read more »

Divorce is not a Game

Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce.

A divorce is just like any other lawsuit.  There’s a Plaintiff, a Defendant, and a presiding Judge (except that we call them Petitioners and Respondents in a divorce – not Plaintiffs and Defendants).  As with other civil lawsuits, a filing fee is required to file the case with the Court.  Once the case is filed,… Read more »

Your Marital Estate: It is what it is

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Finances, Marriage.

Many divorcing couples identify financial issues as the underlying root of their marital discord. They can’t agree on what to do with their money. (It can be a good problem to have because many couples are fighting about how to divide their debts – not their money – when they get divorced). One spouse is… Read more »