Minnesota is a "no fault" divorce state, which means courts will not financially punish or reward a party when dividing assets and debts because of good or bad behavior during the marriage. Generally speaking, the courts will "equitably" divide the marital assets and liabilities between the parties. Disputes arise over whether an asset is "marital," and therefore subject to division, or "non-marital," in which case one party is entitled to the asset without consideration to the other party.
Our firm is fortunate that Katelyn has decided to come home to Alexandria and serve as the assistant City Attorney and a big part of our firm's work in the community.
Many individuals start their small business as a sole proprietorship or as a simple general partnership with a friend. As some point, the question always arises, "Should I form an LLC or a corporation?" Minnesota has a variety of different types of corporate entities of which both a limited liability company and a corporation are included. Each has its advantages and disadvantages as far as taxes and management, but the general questions that should typically be answered when forming a company are as follows:
In a previous article I noted that most lawsuits include an information-sharing phase called discovery. Discovery is like a fishing expedition because it is how the parties "fish" for information about each other's cases. And, like a tackle box with different lures, the courts' rules give us many different tools for fishing for information during a lawsuit.
Swenson Lervick attorney Tom Jacobson was elected as 2nd Vice President of the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys at the group's annual meeting held February 7-8 in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The 16th annual West Central Minnesota Employment Law Update will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Alexandria. The session will include presentations by attorneys who practice extensively in the area of employment law, including Grant Collins, Tom Jacobson, Sara McGrane, Mike Moberg and Penny Phillips.*
Without question, some of the nastiest cases we've handled have started with office romance gone bad. It makes perfect sense; two people break off a romantic relationship but are then expected to get along in the same workplace. One may feel jilted - the other, harassed. Co-workers sense the mounting tension, and they take sides. The problem is even worse when the romance involves a supervisor and subordinate, for that often results in allegations of favoritism by co-workers and / or retaliation by the subordinate. Eventually, it devolves into claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
By: Tom Jacobson, Attorney
Life insurance and other death benefit policies are incredibly important, particularly if you have dependent children or other dependent family members.