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MILITARY DIVORCE

MILITARY DIVORCE

MILITARY DIVORCE OVERVIEW Military Divorce is a general term used for a divorcing couple where at least one of the spouses is in the military, whether active duty, reserves, guard or retired.  A Military Divorce can present some unique issues through which to navigate.  As a former military JAG Officer (Judge Advocate General), I’ve observed […]

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NOW LICENSED IN WISCONSIN

It’s official! Dahlberg Law Office can now represent clients living in Wisconsin. Chris Dahlberg was officially sworn in as a member of the Wisconsin Bar this week. Congratulations to him. If you live in Wisconsin and need a Will or have any other legal matters you would like to discuss, give our office a call […]

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ESTATE PLANNING FIRST MEETING–WHAT TO EXPECT

In this article we will provide you with a list of some of documents and items that are helpful in attending your first estate planning meeting to make sure your goals are met.  HOWEVER, we sometimes are a little reluctant to provide clients with a checklist of helpful items to bring. The reason here is […]

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Child Support & Unemployed/Underemployed Parent

A change in a parent’s employment status, whether terminated, fired or a layoff, can result in a modification of child support.  However, the court may ask first what was the basis and nature of the change.  Was a parent involuntarily let go or did they voluntarily quit in an effort to avoid paying child support?  […]

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Parenting Time and Child Support

Parenting Time and Child Support

Factors to Consider When it comes to determining child support, the Court considers many factors.  The two predominant factors are incomes of the parties and parenting time which is the amount of time each of the parents spends with the child(ren). Courts in Minnesota rely heavily on the Child Support Guidelines Calculator, which includes several […]

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Marital Assets Division in Divorce

Marital Assets Division in Divorce

Often marital assets division in a divorce is straightforward.  Acquisition of assets during a marriage, unless acquired through gift or inheritance, is treated as marital property, regardless of who worked or who didn’t.  In divorce, gifts and inheritance  may be separated and given to only one spouse who initially received the asset.  These are known […]

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Divorce and Bar Room Advice

Divorce and Bar Room Advice

As an attorney practicing in family law, I am frequently amazed at the number of people placing stock in what I call ‘bar room advice.’ Bar room advice is where someone heard from a friend who’s uncle told him at one time in the bar…. You can fill in the blank as to some of […]

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Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Spousal maintenance (alimony) is one area of family law for an outsider that seems the most arbitrary.  From an attorney’s perspective, it might not be viewed so much as arbitrary, as there are some very set guidelines.  However, it is an area that can be particularly subjective in that no two fact patterns of a […]

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Child Support and Parenting Time (Duluth Budgeteer Business Spotlight)

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 […]

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Business Spotlight in the Duluth Budgeteer

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 […]

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