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Protecting your personal property in case of divorce

One of the most common concerns for people walking through the divorce process is what will happen to their personal property. If you are facing the prospect of divorce, you may wonder what will happen to your stuff and what you can do to protect your interests. It may be beneficial for you to learn more about what is marital property and what is non-marital property.

Marital property is anything purchased or accumulated over the course of a marriage, and it is all subject to division in the event of a divorce. It may be a prudent step for you to know how to shield your non-marital property and protect yourself in case of an unexpected situation in the future. Property division issues are often some of the most contentious issues in a Minnesota divorce. 

State Minimum Wage Set to Increase on January 1

The minimum wage for Minnesota employees will take another jump effective January 1, 2019. For large employers (any enterprise with an annual gross revenue of $500,000.00 or more), the minimum wage will increase from $9.65 to $9.86 per hour. For small employers (any enterprise with annual gross revenue of less than $500,000.00), it will jump from $7.87 to $8.04.

Alternatives to Court

Douglas_County_Courthouse_(MN).jpgThe courthouse is not the only place to resolve civil disputes. Many cases are settled through alternative forms of dispute resolution ("ADR"). Two of the most common forms are mediation and arbitration.

Donahue Performs in ND

GFD Color.jpgLest you think that attorneys only pursue justice, here's a fun fact - Swenson Lervick attorney Greg Donahue is a very accomplished violinist. Not only is he a violinist with and President of the Board of directors for the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra, but he also recently performed in a Hankinson, ND dinner theatre performance of In Pursuit of a Dream.

Does Anybody Really Know what Time it Is?

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for TAJ Color - small with name.jpgThat's the question Chicago asks in the song of the same name on their classic 1969 debut album, Chicago Transit Authority (here's a link to the original version before it was shortened for radio play). When it comes to the deadlines for bringing legal claims, not knowing the time will indeed give you "time enough to cry." That's because the law sets deadlines, called statutes of limitation, by which legal claims must be pursued. If those deadlines are missed, the claim can no longer be made in court, no matter how strong the facts and law may be to support it.

Employees' Election Day Rights

election-clipart-vote-button-free-clipart.jpgIn a week, many of us will breathe a sigh of relief that campaign ad season will be over (for now). So, now is a good time for Minnesota employers and employees to think ahead about their election day rights.

Who's Your Daddy?

Just because a man has his name on a child's birth certificate does not make him the "legal" father of a child. Who the "legal" father of a child is under Minnesota law is a bit more complicated.

Contract for Deed: An Alternative Financing Tool

Thumbnail image for Michael Cass with name.jpgA Contract for Deed (C4D) is a way to sell and purchase real estate on an installment basis. It is perhaps most often used in residential real estate where the buyer cannot otherwise obtain traditional bank financing, and the seller is willing and able to in effect act as the buyer's "banker" for the transaction.

Divorce and Retirement

Often the largest assets in a marriage are the retirement accounts of one or both spouses. Retirement benefits are subject to division in a divorce. How the retirement benefits are divided depends upon a number of factors, such as whether the retirement benefit was earned or invested during the marriage versus before or after the marriage.

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