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October 2018 Archives

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.

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.

Revoking a Will

Thumbnail image for Michael Cass with name.jpgFor various reasons, sometimes a person just wants to revoke a Will. Maybe your son just won the lottery and doesn't need the money, or maybe you are no longer comfortable with your friend taking care of your kids. How do you go about revoking that last Will?

Taking the Good with the Bad: Property Division in Divorce

In a divorce the court will not only divide the marital assets between the spouses (the good), but will also equitably divide the debts and liabilities (the bad). When negotiating a division of debt, it is important to know which spouse is legally liable to the creditor for the debt.

Updating a Will

Michael Cass with name.jpgYou may have heard that there is a chance that the volcano lying underneath Yellowstone National Park may erupt in the near future and cover this area in ash. Then again, it might also not do so for another 1000 years. What does this mean for you? Well, for starters, it wouldn't hurt to have your estate plan up-to-date.

Alimony: Support in times of need

Thumbnail image for Derek Trosvig.jpgSpousal maintenance (commonly referred to as alimony) is an award made during a dissolution of marriage (divorce) or legal separation proceeding whereby one spouse is ordered to pay the other spouse money out of future earnings to assist in providing for his or her needs. Spousal maintenance may be ordered on a permanent or temporary basis.

Stay Away from Me!

Thumbnail image for Greg Donahue.jpgIf someone is harassing you, it is possible to get a "no contact order" that prohibits that person from contacting you or being near you. There are a number of different types of "no contact orders" that a Court can issue. One type is called a Harassment Restra

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