Categorized: Divorce

Credibility is King

Posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 by Beyer & Simonson and is filed under Divorce.

When a divorce case goes to a trial, one of the more basic functions of the Court is to make “findings of fact.” Both parties will testify, and there is often testimony from third parties as well. The Court will listen to this testimony, and then include a “Findings of Fact” section at the beginning… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tough Love

Posted on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Life, Process.

As the party to a divorce case, you see the world through a different lens than I do. Your perspective is necessarily clouded by emotion and the daily grind of living through the divorce process. I have a more detached perspective, and am better able to see your case for what it is. I am… Read more »

The 180 Day Rule and Jurisdiction

Posted on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Minnesota, Process.

Almost every state has a requirement that you must live in that state for a certain amount of time before you can file for a divorce there. Minnesota is no different. In Minnesota, the law provides that one or both of the parties must have resided in the state for “not less than 180 days… Read more »

Using the Court’s Contempt Powers to Enforce a Child Support Order

Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Child Support, Children, Divorce, Minnesota.

I sometimes get asked what can be done about a parent who isn’t paying child support. It can be frustrating because there are sometimes different factors that explain why a parent is not keeping up with his/her duty to contribute to their’s food, clothing, and shelter. Sometimes this includes: The parent changed jobs and the… Read more »