Mar
25

MN’s No-Fault Law Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Recover Damages

When you are injured due to the negligence of another person, you may think that a personal injury case against them is fairly open and shut. After all, you can show they were at fault for your damages, right? Not so fast.

Along with several other states, Minnesota is a no-fault state. This can complicate recovering damages for personal injury, though that doesn’t make it impossible. Here’s what you need to know about Minnesota no-fault law and how it can impact any future personal injury cases.

What Does It Mean To Be a No-Fault State?

When a state has no-fault laws, it can impact the procedure and outcome of personal injury cases. Any damages you want to recover will probably [...]

Mar
25

Protective Order Violations During a Divorce

To say that a time leading up to a divorce may be contentious or even violent can be an understatement. After all, when a relationship has reached the point where a couple wants a divorce, chances are things are not going well between the people involved.

This may lead to situations where domestic violence occurs and, in the aftermath, an order of protection is provided to one party.

That can make the divorce proceedings a bit more complicated. Here’s what you need to know about protective orders and how they can impact your rights in a divorce proceeding.

What Is an Order for Protection?

An Order for Protection is an order by the court that can stop contact between two [...]

Mar
12

Even the Lowest-Level MN Assault Can Result in a Felony Charge

Assault is a charge that can happen almost anywhere and be perpetrated by almost anyone. In fact, under Minnesota law, you may be surprised to find out what type of actions can be charged as assault.

Recently, a Duluth firefighter was charged with assault after attacking a woman on a trail. The woman had her dog unleashed, which allegedly led to the assault.

Losing your cool can certainly land you in a lot of legal hot water, especially when it comes to assault charges. Here’s what you need to know about the different degrees of assault in Minnesota and the penalties that can be faced.

How Minnesota Defines Assault

You often hear the term “assault and battery.” In some states, [...]

Mar
3

“Who’s Responsible for My MN Slip and Fall?” and Other Questions

Minnesotans are accustomed to their fair share of slippery conditions. That doesn’t mean that injuries from slip and fall accidents are ever something you should simply shrug off.

There are laws surrounding slip and falls, and the damages you can recover, that are important to understand in case it ever happens to you.

Learn more about some of the most common questions victims of slip and fall accidents in Minnesota ask.

What Should You Do Right After a Minnesota Slip and Fall?

Your immediate actions following a slip and fall accident largely depend on how injured you are. If you feel your injuries are relatively minor, seek medical care at an urgent care clinic or from your doctor. If they [...]

Mar
3

How Splitting Assets in a Minnesota Divorce Works

If you’ve decided to get a divorce in the state of Minnesota, then you know there are a lot of things to work out.

It’s vital to know what your rights are in a divorce, which is why you have an experienced divorce attorney to help guide you through the process. It’s also good to understand for yourself what your rights are when it comes to assets in a divorce.

Here is an overview of Minnesota marital property laws and a few of the most common mistakes made by those seeking a divorce as they work to split their assets.

What Is Marital Property?

In Minnesota, assets in a divorce are divided into two categories: marital and non-marital property. Any [...]