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 [...]

Feb
11

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Got a Minnesota DWI? It Could Have Been Worse

Drinking and driving is never a good idea, but it becomes an even worse situation when an accident is involved, as one Minnesota man recently found out.

A 22-year-old man was convicted of killing three people in a car accident that was the result of drinking and driving.

What were already harsh penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) are now compounded by the accident. He was sentenced to 67 months in prison on three counts of vehicular homicide.

In Minnesota, even if you’re not involved in an accident, the penalties for DWI can follow you around for years. Here’s what you need to know about DWIs in Minnesota.

When Minnesota Says You’re Driving While Intoxicated

A DWI in Minnesota is [...]

Feb
11

Bothered By What You Saw at Grandma’s MN Nursing Home?

Millions of Americans live in long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect aren’t as uncommon as we wish in these situations.

That’s why it vital that if you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you familiarize yourself with the signs of abuse and neglect, keep an eye out for them when you visit, and know what to do in order to help put a stop to any abuse.

Learn more below about nursing home abuse and neglect, how to report it, and legal actions you can take against a nursing home in Minnesota.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

First and foremost, you must establish if there is even anything to be concerned about regarding [...]

Jan
29

Sometimes It’s Necessary to Change Your MN Child Custody Agreement

Child custody arrangements in Minnesota can be difficult to navigate, but only because they are complex matters with a lot of requirements through the courts.

Even if your child custody arrangement was designed amicably, making changes is a process where you may want to get a lawyer involved.

Learn more below about child custody agreements in Minnesota after a divorce or separation and how you can go about getting yours changed if you need to.

Modifying a Child Custody Agreement

It’s just a fact of life that circumstances change. What worked a few months ago may not work now when it comes to child custody. The courts understand this and that’s why they make it possible to change child custody [...]

Jan
29

Minnesota Senate Still Stands Against Recreational Weed Reform

It seems as if states all around Minnesota are making recreational marijuana legal. However, Minnesota doesn’t seem quite ready to make the leap – though some lawmakers are trying.

Last year, Democratic leaders in the legislature introduced a bill that would legalize marijuana in the state comprehensively. The coronavirus held up that legislation, but Republican lawmakers did not seem eager to embrace the bill and the changes it would bring to the state.

There are many reasons that legalization would help Minnesota, from jobs to tax revenue, but it remains illegal. In fact, if you are caught with marijuana in the state, there are some serious legal consequences you could face.

Here’s what anyone who partakes in this state should [...]

Jan
8

Ready to Change Your Divorce Decree? What to Know in Minnesota

When you first settled your divorce, you may have been perfectly happy with the divorce decree. Life can change, though, and your circumstances right along with it, causing your official divorce decree to become unworkable or impractical for one or both parties.

When a divorce decree becomes obsolete, then you can seek to have it modified. However, this process isn’t always easy.

Here’s what you need to know about changing your divorce decree and how you can make it happen with the help of an attorney.

Why Minnesota Divorce Decrees Are Modified

There are several reasons that someone may want to modify a divorce decree. The most common reasons include:

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Jan
8

The Line Between Romantic Relationships and Statutory Rape in MN

When people think of statutory rape, they often think of young children being lured into unsafe situations by adults. That isn’t always the case.

It doesn’t happen with great frequency, but some high school teachers in Minnesota may be having sex with older students – legally. That’s because once a child turns 18 they are legally an adult and can consent to sexual relationships lawfully.

That may all soon change, however, due to two bills working their way through the state legislature. Each proposes to make it illegal for anyone in a position of authority at a high school to have sex with a student under the age of 21.

If these new laws pass, then those who have sex [...]

Jan
8

How to Ensure Your Family Members Are Safe in a MN Nursing Home

It’s never an easy choice to move someone you love into a nursing home, but when you make that choice you’re putting a lot of trust in the people who run the facility.

The good news is that nursing homes have a legal duty to protect the safety and health of the people who live there. Still, some of these facilities break that responsibility from time to time. When that happens, neglect and even abuse of residents ensues.

If you are worried that a loved one may be suffering from elder abuse, then here is what you should be on the lookout for and what you can do to ensure they’re safe.

The Rights of Nursing Home Patients

Every patient [...]

Dec
24

Understanding More About How Your Minnesota Child Support Works

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Financial support is something a child needs from both parents. Under the law in Minnesota, children have the right for both their parents to financially support them.

Whenever a couple with children separates, whether they’ve been married or not, child support is determined under the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines.

There’s no question that, at times, the law can be a bit confusing. Luckily, how child support in Minnesota works isn’t that difficult to understand.

Here is a breakdown of how child support is determined and other general information you need to make sure your child support arrangements are fair.

Child Support: What Is It?

The money that a parent or parents pay to help support a child that does [...]