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Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 103

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Is the US Olympic Committee’s #TwitterBan Fair or Foul?

    Is the US Olympic Committee’s #TwitterBan Fair or Foul?
    The 2016 Summer Olympics will officially* begin in eight days. Yet the U.S. Olympic Committee’s (USOC) efforts to enforce the Olympic trademarks are truly an eternal battle. While the USOC has a reputation for aggressively enforcing its…
  • Jul 26

    When Should a Brand Get Involved in Social Issues?

    When Should a Brand Get Involved in Social Issues?
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that 2016 will go down as a year that a lot of social issues in America boiled over.  Transgender people and the…
  • Jul 25

    2(c) or Not to See Political TM Speech?

    2(c) or Not to See Political TM Speech?
    That is the question, at least for the day. It’s also a question we hope the U.S. Supreme Court will address. In particular, does a careful focus on the USPTO’s routine application of Section 2(c) of the Lanham Act, help shed…
Rank this Week: 236

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Final Briefs Submitted in Trahan and Thompson

    Final Briefs Submitted in Trahan and Thompson
    We recently witnessed significant upheaval in the area of DWI law (again). If you missed it, the United States Supreme Court found portions of Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal law unconstitutional. Specifically, it is no longer a crime for a…
  • Jul 15

    Just How Accurate Is Minnesota's DWI Breath Test Machine?

    Just How Accurate Is Minnesota's DWI Breath Test Machine?
    (Author's Note: The following long post is geared primarily towards defense attorneys trying to keep up with the latest developments involving Minnesota’s breath testing setup. If you’re not a defense attorney, you may want to…
  • Jul 14

    DWI Attorney Dan Koewler Selected For Minnesota's 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star List

    DWI Attorney Dan Koewler Selected For Minnesota's 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star List
    Ramsay Law Firm is proud to announce that Dan Koewler was recently selected for the third-straight year to Minnesota's "Rising Star" list maintained by Super Lawyers. Each year, less than 2.5% of the lawyers in the State of Minnesota are…
Rank this Week: 774

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers parenting, alimony, child support, divorce and more. By Gerald O. Williams.

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • May 5

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley
    (Filed August 3, 2015) (Court of Appeals) Respondent Mother obtained an Order for Protection against Appellant Father from the district court on behalf of the parties’ minor son after the district court admitted the son’s…
  • May 5

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley
    (Filed August 3, 2015) (Court of Appeals) Respondent Mother obtained an Order for Protection against Appellant Father from the district court on behalf of the parties’ minor son after the district court admitted the son’s…
  • Apr 21

    In the Matter of Dakota County and Floding v. Gillespie

    In the Matter of Dakota County and Floding v. Gillespie
    (Filed July 22, 2015) (Supreme Court) Appellant Mother, who was receiving child support from Respondent Father, began receiving Social Security dependent benefits upon Respondent’s retirement. The child support magistrate granted…
Rank this Week: 762

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Jul 25

    Charles C. Haupt (1854-1922)

    Charles C. Haupt (1854-1922)
    Charles C. Haupt was born on February 10 1854 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Michigan when he was ten. He attended the Franklin Marshall College in Pennsylvania and later “studied law” with S.C.…
  • Jul 13

    Law Library Anniversary Celebration – Mark your Calendars!

    Law Library Anniversary Celebration – Mark your Calendars!
    The Ramsey County Law Library would like to announce that we will be celebrating our 80th Anniversary this fall. To mark both this occasion and the completed restoration of the judicial portrait collection, we will be…
  • Jul 8

    Wiping a Criminal Record Clean

    Wiping a Criminal Record Clean
    A pardon might be the closest thing Minnesota law offers to a “magic wand” to clean up a criminal record. This extraordinary remedy is not the same as expungement, which is the sealing of criminal records which can then be…
Rank this Week: 1256

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Final Briefs Submitted in Trahan and Thompson

    Final Briefs Submitted in Trahan and Thompson
    We recently witnessed significant upheaval in the area of DWI law (again). If you missed it, the United States Supreme Court found portions of Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal law unconstitutional. Specifically, it is no longer a crime for a…
  • Jul 15

    Just How Accurate Is Minnesota's DWI Breath Test Machine?

    Just How Accurate Is Minnesota's DWI Breath Test Machine?
    (Author's Note: The following long post is geared primarily towards defense attorneys trying to keep up with the latest developments involving Minnesota’s breath testing setup. If you’re not a defense attorney, you may want to…
  • Jul 14

    DWI Attorney Dan Koewler Selected For Minnesota's 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star List

    DWI Attorney Dan Koewler Selected For Minnesota's 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star List
    Ramsay Law Firm is proud to announce that Dan Koewler was recently selected for the third-straight year to Minnesota's "Rising Star" list maintained by Super Lawyers. Each year, less than 2.5% of the lawyers in the State of Minnesota are…
Rank this Week: 1029

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jul 18

    SECTION 179 – WHAT IS IT AND WHATS NEW FOR 2016

    SECTION 179 – WHAT IS IT AND WHATS NEW FOR 2016
    Recently we have been meeting with many of our clients to discuss operational results for the first half of the year. Generally speaking, business is up from last year for my clients. As a result, […]
  • Jun 30

    Please: get the correct acknowledgement if you want to deduct that property contribution

    Please: get the correct acknowledgement if you want to deduct that property contribution
    “Close” counts with horseshoes and hand grenades. Unfortunately, it doesn’t count for entitlement to deduct a charitable contribution, once the amount claimed exceeds a trigger point. When that happens, the taxpayer’s…
  • Jun 20

    PROBATE CODE UPDATES

    PROBATE CODE UPDATES
    Starting August 1, 2016, the amounts available under the Minnesota Probate Code (Minn. Stat. Ch. 524) for a number of issues will be adjusted for the first time in more than 25 years. These issues […]
Rank this Week: 803

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    All About Minnesota’s Child in Need of Protective Services (CHIPS) Program

    All About Minnesota’s Child in Need of Protective Services (CHIPS) Program
    Minnesota’s Children in Need of Protection or Services program (CHIPS) protects children’s welfare, safety and health. Kids might be placed in CHIPS for numerous reasons, such as neglect, abuse, habitual running away or truancy.…
  • Jun 8

    Four Inspiring Adoption Storie

    Four Inspiring Adoption Storie
    There aren't many "nice things" that happen in courthouses. Adoption is the exception, and comes in all shapes and sizes. Four recent adoption stories caught our attention. Helping create families through adoption is one of the most rewarding…
  • Jun 1

    Eight Signs That Your Ex Might Be Brainwashing Your Children (Parental Alienation)

    Eight Signs That Your Ex Might Be Brainwashing Your Children (Parental Alienation)
    Perhaps your previously happy-go-lucky children have now become withdrawn and even hostile towards you following your divorce. You might also notice that they seem more agitated after spending time with your former spouse. Could your kids be…
Rank this Week: 926

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

Covers Minnesota family conflict and divorce issues. By Carl Arnold.

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
  • Nov 26

    Daisy Camp schedule for end of 2014 and into 2015

    Daisy Camp schedule for end of 2014 and into 2015
    I have an update on Daisy Camp to share.  See below! We have our 2015 calendar of events ready to go (click here for schedule).  We are still adding more events. Our last event for 2014 is on the Financial Nuts ……
  • Oct 22

    Give Your Used Cell Phone to a Good Cause (Survivors of Domestic Violence)

    Give Your Used Cell Phone to a Good Cause (Survivors of Domestic Violence)
    Give Your Used Cell Phone to a Good Cause (Survivors of Domestic Violence) Although I don’t use Verizon for my own cell phone service provider, I recently came across a Verizon wireless page about how you can donate your used ……
  • Jun 12

    Importance of ICWA to Native American children and tribes in the Child Protection court system

    Importance of ICWA to Native American children and tribes in the Child Protection court system
    This is an emotionally powerful and touching, professionally produced video that tells through first-hand experiences the importance and benefits of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). I’ve been involved in sereral ICWA child…
Rank this Week: 945

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Sep 30

    St. Paul Will Pay Police K9 Bite Victim $65,000

    St. Paul Will Pay Police K9 Bite Victim $65,000
    The St. Paul police are tasked with taking a bite out of crime, but a bite by one of their K9 units will take $65,000 out of the city budget. The Saint Paul city council is expected to approve a $65,000 settlement on Wednesday to Kongmeng…
  • Sep 26

    Farmington Adopts Police Body Cameras 

    Farmington Adopts Police Body Cameras 
    What do Duluth, Burnsville, Minneapolis and Farmington have in common? The police departments in all these cities have or are in the process of outfitting their officers with body cameras. Farmington is the latest Minnesota city to equip…
  • Sep 24

    Minneapolis Pays $50,000 Excessive Force Settlement

    Minneapolis Pays $50,000 Excessive Force Settlement
    The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay a woman $50,000 to settle an outstanding excessive force lawsuit against two local police officers. The excessive force suit was filed by Alicia Joneja, who claimed that two Minneapolis police…
Rank this Week: 1323

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jul 28

    Are You Prepared for Nursing Home Costs?

    Are You Prepared for Nursing Home Costs?
    All of us are hopeful that we will be able to live out our lives in our own home without the need to spend time in a long-term care facility. The odds, however, are not in our favor. In fact, the longer you live, the more likely it is that…
  • Jul 26

    What Is Involved in Incapacity Planning?

    What Is Involved in Incapacity Planning?
    A well drafted and comprehensive estate plan  should do much more than simply create a roadmap for the distribution of your estate assets when you are gone. Your estate plan should protect and help grow your assets while you are here and…
  • Jul 21

    Why Would I Want an Irrevocable Trust?

    Why Would I Want an Irrevocable Trust?
    When you sit down to create your estate plan you will likely create a Last Will and Testament to serve as the foundation of that plan. Many people, however, also include several other estate planning tools and strategies in their plan in…
Rank this Week: 2772

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Debt collection judgment? What you need to know.

    Debt collection judgment? What you need to know.
    A debt collection judgment is a court order that you owe the creditor money. The judgment is the final decision in a collection lawsuit. It gives the debt collector the power to garnish your bank account and wages. It has a…
  • Jul 25

    Debt buyer lawsuit: What you need to know.

    Debt buyer lawsuit: What you need to know.
    A debt buyer lawsuit is a collection lawsuit brought by a company that bought the debt after it went into default. It’s a completely different animal than a collection lawsuit brought directly by the original creditor. What is a debt…
  • Jul 22

    How to answer a collection lawsuit in Minnesota

    How to answer a collection lawsuit in Minnesota
    Before I explain how to answer a collection lawsuit, it’s important to understand that Minnesota is a unique state because a lawsuit is started by serving the defendant. It is not required to be filed with a court at the beginning…
Rank this Week: 3408

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

Discusses Minnesota workers compensation benefit issues, including wage loss, notice of intent to discontinue, rehabilitation and permanent partial disability. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4030

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jul 26

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case
    Most people pray for nice weather when they go camping, but the severe storm that rolled through on Saturday night likely saved a number of lives after a drunk driver drove over numerous tents in St. Croix State Park east of Hinckley.…
  • Jul 25

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime
    These days it seems like there’s an app for everything, and the Minneapolis Police Department is getting in on the fun. The Minneapolis Police Department is making it easier for the public to report crimes anonymously through a handy…
  • Jul 21

    Avery Gets Reckless Driving Charges Tossed For Two Client

    Avery Gets Reckless Driving Charges Tossed For Two Client
    If you’ve been following the news, you may have heard about the alleged “exotic car” speeding case. According to police, a dozen drivers in exotic cars topped over 100 miles per hour while driving from the west metro to a…
Rank this Week: 3540

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jul 26

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case
    Most people pray for nice weather when they go camping, but the severe storm that rolled through on Saturday night likely saved a number of lives after a drunk driver drove over numerous tents in St. Croix State Park east of Hinckley.…
  • Jul 25

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime
    These days it seems like there’s an app for everything, and the Minneapolis Police Department is getting in on the fun. The Minneapolis Police Department is making it easier for the public to report crimes anonymously through a handy…
  • Jul 21

    Avery Gets Reckless Driving Charges Tossed For Two Client

    Avery Gets Reckless Driving Charges Tossed For Two Client
    If you’ve been following the news, you may have heard about the alleged “exotic car” speeding case. According to police, a dozen drivers in exotic cars topped over 100 miles per hour while driving from the west metro to a…
Rank this Week: 3173

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 1792

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has proposed a rule change that would enable it to conduct random audits of affidavits or declarations of use filed under sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act as a permanent…
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
Rank this Week: 2544

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Covers issues related to DUI/DWI, and criminal defense in Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team
    Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has returned to the team, just under 2 months after a leave of absence due to a DWI arrest. “They could have very easily told me to take a hike. They could have thrown me to the curb, and they…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Upholds Warrantless Breath Tests, Strikes Down Warrantless Blood Tests for MN

    SCOTUS Upholds Warrantless Breath Tests, Strikes Down Warrantless Blood Tests for MN
    The highest court in the land has made its voice heard on Minnesota’s warrantless BAC testing laws, upholding one section, while striking down the other. On Thursday, June 23rd, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that officials in the state…
  • May 5

    U.S. Supreme Court Examines If Warrantless BAC Testing Is Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Examines If Warrantless BAC Testing Is Unconstitutional
    If you’re pulled over because you’re suspected of driving drunk, do you have a right to refuse an alcohol test? That very question was put before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 20th as the 8 justices weighed whether or not to…
Rank this Week: 1905

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

Covers criminal court cases including D.U.I., drug law, assaults and other issues. By Joel Heiligman.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team
    Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has returned to the team, just under 2 months after a leave of absence due to a DWI arrest. “They could have very easily told me to take a hike. They could have thrown me to the curb, and they…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Upholds Warrantless Breath Tests, Strikes Down Warrantless Blood Tests for MN

    SCOTUS Upholds Warrantless Breath Tests, Strikes Down Warrantless Blood Tests for MN
    The highest court in the land has made its voice heard on Minnesota’s warrantless BAC testing laws, upholding one section, while striking down the other. On Thursday, June 23rd, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that officials in the state…
  • May 5

    U.S. Supreme Court Examines If Warrantless BAC Testing Is Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Examines If Warrantless BAC Testing Is Unconstitutional
    If you’re pulled over because you’re suspected of driving drunk, do you have a right to refuse an alcohol test? That very question was put before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 20th as the 8 justices weighed whether or not to…
Rank this Week: 1800

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    MN Court’s decision further defines prior DWI conviction

    MN Court’s decision further defines prior DWI conviction
    In Minnesota, you face lengthy jail time, license loss, and fines for driving while impaired. These potential penalties become more severe if you have a bad driving history. Minnesota law allows a judge to sentence a person who was convicted…
  • Jul 10

    Rights to a DWI Independent Chemical Test in MN

    Rights to a DWI Independent Chemical Test in MN
    What Are Your Rights To An Independent Chemical Test in Minnesota? Persons arrested with driving while impaired (DWI) in Minnesota have the right to submit to a chemical test administered by the government. They also have the right to…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court issues its ruling in Bernard v. Minnesota

    Supreme Court issues its ruling in Bernard v. Minnesota
    The Impact of Birchfield v North Dakota (Bernard)  There has been a lot of uncertainty regarding Minnesota’s DWI laws since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted review of three DWI cases in December of 2015. The…
Rank this Week: 1779

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jul 14

    A Pet Free Building Does Not Mean A Building Without Pet

    A Pet Free Building Does Not Mean A Building Without Pet
    Are pet free condominium buildings a thing?  One of the jobs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the Department of Justice is to enforce the federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”).  The…
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
Rank this Week: 2856

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Significant Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act

    Significant Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act
    During the past legislative session, the legislature passed several significant changes to the Minnesota Veteran’s Preference Act, including reducing the 60 day notice period to 30 days, eliminating the three-person panel and replacing…
  • Jul 5

    Employers Be Careful Not to Discriminate Against Job Applicant

    Employers Be Careful Not to Discriminate Against Job Applicant
    If you are an employer you are aware you may not discriminate against your employees, but it is important to know the law also applies to job applicants.  Most employers include an equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement in their…
  • Jul 5

    Employers Be Careful Not to Discriminate Against Job Applicant

    Employers Be Careful Not to Discriminate Against Job Applicant
    If you are an employer you are aware you may not discriminate against your employees, but it is important to know the law also applies to job applicants.  Most employers include an equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement in their…
Rank this Week: 3675

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Jul 12

    New requirement for some 501(c)(4) organization

    New requirement for some 501(c)(4) organization
    Since late December 2015 we have been on the lookout for implementing regulations regarding the new notice requirements on certain 501(c)(4) organizations.  The IRS has now issued Revenue Procedure 2016-41 and the Treasury Department…
  • Jul 8

    Upcoming presentation

    Upcoming presentation
    I am presenting at the 2016 Nonprofit Essentials Conference on August 9, 2016, at the University of St. Thomas. I will be discussing legal requirements and the importance of being transparent. Please join me! 
  • Jun 17

    It just got easier for watchdog groups to police the sector!

    It just got easier for watchdog groups to police the sector!
    The IRS announced this week that is is now releasing electronically-filed 990s, 990-EZs, and 990-PFs from 2011 to the present in machine readable format.  This change will make it much easier for watchdog groups and others interested in…
Rank this Week: 3558

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

Covers aviation law, safety and security. By Reigel & Associates Ltd.

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • Jul 7

    What's the Difference Between "Wet" and "Dry" Aircraft Leases?

    What's the Difference Between "Wet" and "Dry" Aircraft Leases?
    Have you ever wondered what someone means when they refer to a "wet" versus a "dry" aircraft lease? Many people think it has something to do with whether the aircraft is being leased with or without fuel. However, fuel actually has nothing…
  • Mar 3

    Drone Operators Are Subject To FAA Enforcement

    Drone Operators Are Subject To FAA Enforcement
    If you operate an unmanned aircraft system ("UAS") or drone, you should be aware that your operation of the drone is subject to FAA enforcement. What does that mean? Well, for a discussion of FAA enforcement as it applies to UAS or drone…
  • Dec 4

    Will You Have To Register Your Drone With The FAA?

    Will You Have To Register Your Drone With The FAA?
    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force has met and submitted its final report to the FAA with recommendations for the creation of a drone registration process which the FAA would ultimately use to promulgate drone registration…
Rank this Week: 3940

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

Family law trends in Minnesota and across the country. By Michael Boulette.

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jun 30

    A Deeper Dive Into Minnesota’s Best Interest Factor

    A Deeper Dive Into Minnesota’s Best Interest Factor
    Nearly a year into Minnesota’s new best interest factors, you’d be think there’d be nothing left to say. Or maybe that was just wishful thinking after slogging through my ... The post A Deeper Dive Into…
  • May 23

    Family Lawyers: Go Ahead and Throw Away Your Notary Stamp

    Family Lawyers: Go Ahead and Throw Away Your Notary Stamp
    Effective today, you won’t need it anymore. As part of the overhaul of our procedural rules in 2015, most notary requirements were eliminated– affidavits, discovery ... The post Family Lawyers: Go Ahead and Throw Away Your Notary…
  • Apr 17

    Who Gets to Claim the Kid on Their Tax Returns?

    Who Gets to Claim the Kid on Their Tax Returns?
    Growing up the son of a CPA, I’ve always been acutely aware of the end of tax season. When tax filing deadlines approach, I can ... The post Who Gets to Claim the Kid on Their Tax Returns? appeared first on Family-In-Law.
Rank this Week: 1578

MN Bankruptcy Blog

MN Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Minnesota bankruptcy topics, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, assets, and the filing process. By David J. Kelly.

http://mn-bankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycles, Boats or Horses Can be Toxic to your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Minnesota Bankruptcy

    Motorcycles, Boats or Horses Can be Toxic to your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Minnesota Bankruptcy
    I recently posted on Google Plus about how certain things tend to be toxic to a possible bankruptcy. The most common one I see is a Harley Davidson. Other items in this category would include boats and horses, especially if they are fancy and…
  • May 14

    One of the Best 25 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Minneapolis?

    One of the Best 25 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Minneapolis?
    Some outfit I have never heard of called “Expertise” has decided that I am one of the best 25 bankruptcy lawyers in Minneapolis.  Perhaps this is an honor, but I’m suspicious.  There’s a bunch of code they…
  • Apr 14

    Important Changes to the Essential Bankruptcy Number

    Important Changes to the Essential Bankruptcy Number
    I find myself today (April 14, 2016) in the process of updating what seems like way more than half of the numbers on my website. The Department of Justice just issued a major set of changes. I need to incorporate them into a series of…
Rank this Week: 3606

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

Covers personal injury and bankruptcy law. By Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A.

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    IVC Filters, Power Morcellators, Invokana®, and Talcum Powder

    IVC Filters, Power Morcellators, Invokana®, and Talcum Powder
    Our attorneys at Milavetz, Gallop, and Milavetz have recently been investigating several areas of public concern. For more details on any of the areas click on the header or call us at 763-560-0000.IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) Filter Lawsuit:
  • May 17

    SENIORS, STAY SAFE WHILE DRIVING!

    SENIORS, STAY SAFE WHILE DRIVING!
    May is senior citizens' month, and many baby boomers have approached their senior status.  As we age, driving is a skill that we should strive to improve.Most insurance companies offer a discount to senior drivers who take refresher…
  • Mar 17

    Metal on Metal Hip Verdict against Johnson & Johnson

    Metal on Metal Hip Verdict against Johnson & Johnson
    Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $502 million to 5 patients who accused the company of hiding flaws in its Pinnacle metal on metal artificial hips that caused the devices to prematurely fail and left patients facing surgeries and…
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Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
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Minnesota Social Security…

Minnesota Social Security Disability Secrets

Discusses social security disability benefits for injured and disabled Minnesotans. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnsocialsecuritydisabilitysecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?
    The short answer is YES, in most instances you can receive both but there are many variables that are extremely complex.In 1965 the Social Security Act was amended requiring that SSDI benefits be reduced when the injured worker is…
  • Nov 11

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?
    YES you can depending upon why you received workers compensation benefits and why you were awarded social security disability benefits.  We frequently have clients with workers compensation injuries who later qualify for social security…
  • Feb 19

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?
    In short; truthfully!  This is probably your last chance to convince a office of disability and review (ODAR) judge that you are able to perform sustained gainful employment.  This is not the time to be too proud or boastful due to…
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Mottaz Law Blog

Mottaz Law Blog

Covers Minnesota workers' compensation laws.

http://mottazlaw.com/workers-comp-lawyer-blog/
  • Apr 4

    Beware of Social Media – Second Posting

    Beware of Social Media – Second Posting
    I have written on this subject before; however, it bears revisiting.  I cannot overemphasize the importance of caution when it comes to the use of social media by an injured worker.  Increasingly, insurance companies, their…
  • Feb 22

    Recent Changes in Minnesota Law for Proving Up a Permanent Total Disability Claim

    Recent Changes in Minnesota Law for Proving Up a Permanent Total Disability Claim
    In the summer of 2015, the Minnesota Supreme Court changed the law as to what is required to establish a permanent total disability claim. That change was not good. In the decision of Allan v. R.D. Offutt Co., 869 NW 2d 31 (Minn. 2015), the…
  • Oct 2

    Who Can Get Reimbursed for Transporting an Injured Worker to a Medical Appointment?

    Who Can Get Reimbursed for Transporting an Injured Worker to a Medical Appointment?
    Law Office of Thomas Mottaz work injury lawyers The Minnesota workers’ compensation statute provides for reimbursement of “medical mileage” when the employee travels by car for necessary medical care. Reimbursement of…
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Meuser & Associates, P.A.,…

Meuser & Associates, P.A., Minnesota Workers' Compensation Blog

Covers workers' compensation law in Minnesota.

http://meuserlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    We've Moved!

    We've Moved!
    We've Moved!MeuserLaw's legal blogs have moved!For a huge database of articles covering workers' compensation, PERA duty disability, MSRS duty disability, and personal injury, check out MeuserLaw's article library. And, for Minnesota's Police…
  • Feb 25

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation
    I met with a firefighter recently who had just had her 55th birthday. Over the last few years, she had been having increasing difficulty performing her normal firefighting duties due to the worsening effects of several on-duty injuries she…
  • Feb 18

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation
    How much will my employer have to pay me for the pain and suffering I’ve had to endure because of my work injury? Nothing, unfortunately. While Minnesota workers’ compensation provides a variety of benefits, including…
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Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Common law trademark

    FAQ – Common law trademark
    Am I protected with a common law trademark – without federal registration? Q: I recently started selling a product in the US.  I registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included…
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?
    Q: I recently started selling a product throughout the US.  I have registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included the brand name I came up with.  I think it pretty distinctive and I…
  • Oct 26

    10 Trademarks Just in Time for Halloween

    10 Trademarks Just in Time for Halloween
    While some folks might think trademarks can be a little scary, I know that they can also be a little fun. G&S: Processed cereal-based food to be used as a breakfast food, snack food or ingredient for making other foods.Serial ……
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Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    One (or two, depending on how you count) moment of sanity does not change the fact that judicial elections are a bad idea.

    One (or two, depending on how you count) moment of sanity does not change the fact that judicial elections are a bad idea.
    I strongly believe that electing judges is a very bad idea. See e.g., here and here. Over at Slate, Robert J. Smith has an article about how two justices on the Kansas Supreme Court survived an attempt by death penalty…
  • Oct 2

    48 years ago today (most likely)

    48 years ago today (most likely)
    Moderately reliable sources on the Internet, i.e. Wikipedia, say that on this date in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice. He was, of course, the first African-American appointed to the Supreme Court. His…
  • Sep 21

    Nailed it.

    Nailed it.
    It's usually wrong to brag and it is usually wrong to take pleasure in the suffering of others.  But is it wrong to point out that we called this back in July before anyone even knew Donald Trump running for president would be a thing?…
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Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Covers divorce, alimony, and child support issues. By Mankato Family Law.

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 7

    The $33,000 Divorce Mistake (AKA Default Judgment)

    The $33,000 Divorce Mistake (AKA Default Judgment)
    The $33,000 Divorce Mistake I received a call the other day from a woman who was calling on behalf of her boyfriend (very common!) who said that her boyfriend was divorced about 6 years ago after a marriage of 5 years.  He didn’t…
  • Jan 21

    Divorce vs. Legal Separation In Minnesota

    Divorce vs. Legal Separation In Minnesota
    UPDATE: 1-21-2015 This is such a common question I thought I would start out the blog by answering it!  My standard quip is as a divorce lawyer I love legal separations because we get to do the same case twice (and charge accordingly!).…
  • Jan 20

    Taxes and Divorce

    Taxes and Divorce
    Taxes and Divorce in Minnesota: a Few Common Questions & Answers One of failings that us divorce lawyers have is that we usually focus on family law instead of on tax law.  In fact, many divorce lawyers actually put a bold…
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Solo in Minneapolis

Solo in Minneapolis

Covers practicing law as a solo attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By Joe Flanders.

http://www.soloinminneapolis.com/
  • Jul 6

    Running a Law Firm | Hiring an Associate Attorney (or other legal help)

    Running a Law Firm | Hiring an Associate Attorney (or other legal help)
    I have reached the point where I could really use some help from another lawyer. I knew this day would come. It is part of my business plan. Yet, I don’t really know how to hire someone and I am not sure I want to. I can see it being a…
  • Jul 23

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
  • Jul 23

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
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Within the Scope

Within the Scope

Covers administrative law and the public sector. By E.L. Lipman.

http://withinthescope.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Sokolow v. The PLO: The U.S. Courts…

    Sokolow v. The PLO: The U.S. Courts and the War on Terror  Supplementary MaterialsMark I. Sokolow, et. al., v. The Palestine Liberation Organization, the Palestinian Authority, et al.,  04-Civ-397 (GBD)…
  • Dec 19

    Zivotofsky v. Clinton: The Little Case that Raises Big Constitutional Question

    Zivotofsky v. Clinton: The Little Case that Raises Big Constitutional Question
    Early in November, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., the Justice Department’s top lawyer, made a very consequential speech about foreign policy and the separation of powers.  It also is a speech that nearly no one has ever heard.
  • Feb 26

    A Few Moments With Harvey Mackay, The Indispensable Man

    A Few Moments With Harvey Mackay, The Indispensable Man
    Yesterday, I took a few moments out of a busy day to attend a book-signing. The event centered on the release of Harvey Mackay’s latest title, Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door. 
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Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
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Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

Review of news and notable decisions affecting federal criminal practice in the Eighth Circuit. By Murray Law LLC.

http://mlawllc.com/blogs/
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Minnesota Criminal Law Blog

Minnesota Criminal Law Blog

Covers news and case law relating to criminal law and DWI issues. By Kans Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.kanslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI
      Many criminal convictions in Minnesota and across the United States are a result of negotiated pleas. While opting for a plea bargain is sometimes criticized, there are several reasons why defendants, prosecutors, and even judges may…
  • Sep 27

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law
    This past weekend an 18-year-old in Northfield, MN was arrested after police spotted him driving erratically down the street. Officers say they watched as a car, which was later discovered to have been stolen, swerved in and out of its lane…
  • Sep 22

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border
    A recent PBS report dealt with a surprisingly effective drunk driving law in British Columbia that has managed to cut the number of drunk driving traffic fatalities nearly in half in only two years. The report discussed how one little…
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Kans Law Firm

Kans Law Firm

Covers Minnesota criminal law.

http://www.kanslaw.com/blog
  • Oct 20

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI
      Many criminal convictions in Minnesota and across the United States are a result of negotiated pleas. While opting for a plea bargain is sometimes criticized, there are several reasons why defendants, prosecutors, and even judges may…
  • Sep 27

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law
    This past weekend an 18-year-old in Northfield, MN was arrested after police spotted him driving erratically down the street. Officers say they watched as a car, which was later discovered to have been stolen, swerved in and out of its lane…
  • Sep 22

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border
    A recent PBS report dealt with a surprisingly effective drunk driving law in British Columbia that has managed to cut the number of drunk driving traffic fatalities nearly in half in only two years. The report discussed how one little…
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Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

Covers Minnesota workers compensation issues. By the Law Office of Thomas Mottaz.

http://compwonk.com
  • Oct 1

    Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?

    Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?
    In most circumstances, you first need to speak with a lawyer to go over the facts of your case to determine whether or not you need to retain a lawyer to represent you.  Our office, offers a free consultation to all potential clients.…
  • Sep 18

    Should I get a lawyer to sue my employer?

    Should I get a lawyer to sue my employer?
    The reason why I titled this article as I did is that many of the people that I speak with, including employers, feel that if they have a work-related injury that the claim is going directly against the employer.  While the employer is…
  • Sep 3

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota law, federal law, international criminal law, criminal law, and trends.

http://fossumlaw.com/blog/blawg/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
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Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota Law, federal law, criminal law, and international law.

http://www.fossumlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
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Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

News and Cases of Note Affecting Eighth Circuit Criminal Practice. By JaneAnne Murray.

http://behindthe8th.com/
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence
    It is unlikely that today Alfonso Vega Diaz would face a mandatory minimum sentence under A.G. Holder’s new drug charging policy (no violence, weapons, minors, serious injury or death; not an organizer, leader or supervisor; no…
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge
    In those increasingly rare cases that go to trial, the defendant is entitled to a jury “selected from a fair cross-section of the community.”  Defendants like Carlous Horton can be surprised to learn that this doesn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR
    How must a defendant effectively object to facts in the presentence report (PSR)? With “specificity and clarity,” the Eighth Circuit repeats in United States v. Pepper, issued on March 20, 2014 (published), so as “to put the…
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Minnesota Family Law Blog

Minnesota Family Law Blog

Covers family law issues and events in Minnesota. By Heimerl & Lammers.

http://www.minnesotafamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US
    An increasing amount of states are shifting towards a shared parenting presumption in family law cases, as proponents believe children are better served if they can spend equal time with both parents. “The best interest of the child or…
  • Jan 31

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce
    No two divorces are the same. Some are amicable, while others are a little testier. Sometimes a person files for divorce after months of evaluation, other times it occurs in a quick moment of clarity.  However a couple comes to the…
  • Jan 17

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice
    A recent Huffington Post article outlined the top 11 worst pieces of marriage advice. One piece of advice in particular relates to divorce as well. That piece of “bad advice” is that “you can always get divorced.”…
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