Family Law Articles

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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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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Custody and Parenting Time

Custody and Parenting Time

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 […]

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Child Support

Child Support

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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