Child Support is court ordered payments to financially support a child. Many are surprised to discover that who “gets custody” (generally defined as day-to-day care and control) is not the single factor in determining the amount of child support. Rather, there are a variety of factors considered. Weighing heavily are two factors: combined income of […]
Did you know that having a will does not necessarily avoid probate? The major benefit of a will, a very important one, is assuring that the administration of your estate will be conducted according to your unique personal wishes and not according to the one-size-fits-all direction by the government. However, your estate will still have […]
Revocable Trusts Frequently, I have new clients coming to my office saying they need to set up a Trust. Often, they have come to this decision following the attendance of a seminar of some kind. They’ve heard about a very common, effective estate planning tool, the Revocable Living Trust. For many, it’s a great choice. […]
Often, I’m asked how frequently should one review their estate planning? Within my office, I like to touch base with my clients at least every five years. However, individuals should review their estate planning on the occurrence of these events: Your children are now adults, no longer minors. There has been a death of a […]
Initial Custody and Parenting Time Determination. Custody and parenting time can come into play in divorce proceedings, in actions for paternity, when a third party such as a grandparent is caring for the child, or if the child is involved in a “child in need of protective services” (CHIPS) case. In Minnesota, for a judge […]
Initial Child Support Establishment. Child support can be asked for by a custodial parent or a third party who has custody of a child, such as a grandparent. In the case of unmarried parents not living together where one parent receives public assistance, the County Attorney’s office may start the process. Initial child support calculations […]
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