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What are Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and How Are They Used in Divorce Cases?

Retirement benefits are often some of the most substantial assets held by a married couple. In the event of divorce, retirement assets acquired during the course of the marriage may be subject to division under North Dakota’s equitable distribution… [Read More...]

How to Divorce Someone Out of State

How does the divorce process work when spouses are living in not only different households, but different states? Does it matter where the divorce is filed? Can you file for divorce in  a state other than the state in which you reside?  Can I File… [Read More...]

What is a Parenting Investigation?

When parents cannot reach an agreement, the court must make a decision as to parenting rights and responsibilities for them. Because a judge does not have in-depth knowledge of the family’s situation, a parenting investigator may be appointed to a… [Read More...]

Stepparent Adoption in North Dakota

Stepparent adoption is a means to formalize an existing relationship between a stepparent and a stepchild. There are many benefits to stepparent adoption, including helping the child feel more connected to the new family unit that their parent has cr… [Read More...]

Business Valuation of Assets and Debts in Divorce

Most divorces involve the division of marital assets and debts. However, the value of these assets must be determined before they can be divided. For some assets, such as a bank account, valuation is simple. The value is the account balance on a cert… [Read More...]

Marital Property Division in a Divorce After Long-Term Marriage

Part of divorce is the division of the divorcing couple’s property.  The property subject to division and determining which divorcing spouse gets what property can be a complicated, multi-faceted process within a divorce.  Couples getting a divor… [Read More...]

How to Protect Your Business from Divorce

If you’re an entrepreneur, you worked hard to establish your business and you’re probably very protective of it. Rightfully so—you invested your time and money into seeing your business succeed. Unless you built your business with your spouse,… [Read More...]

Why Long-Term Marriages End in Divorce

It  often comes as a shock when people find themselves facing divorce at any age or life stage.  Because divorce is sometimes more commonly seen as something happening primarily to younger people, couples divorcing later in life after a long-term m… [Read More...]

Filing for Divorce in Minnesota

Deciding  to file for divorce is a big step.  Putting that decision into action can be intimidating. Even with the  help of an experienced attorney in a Minnesota divorce, it is important to understand the steps of the process. Divorce can be over… [Read More...]

Parenting Time in Minnesota

When you are accustomed to sharing a home with your child, you don’t typically think about how and when you will spend time with them. You are there to make breakfast, do school drop-off and pick-up, help with homework, and tuck them into bed. When… [Read More...]