Sep
29

The Best Defenses Against MN Drug Crimes

The possession of drugs in Minnesota is a serious crime, but your sentence if found guilty can range quite a bit.

Drug crimes can be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on how much of a controlled substance you are found with and what substance it is. And being arrested for having drugs is a stressful and shocking experience for many people – and they’re not sure what they need to do.

A skilled defense attorney is your first step to protecting your reputation and staying out of prison for drug crimes in Minnesota. No two drug cases are identical, but a knowledgeable attorney can  assess the facts of your case and help you formulate the best defense possible.

Here are some [...]

Sep
23

Can You Share a Divorce Attorney With Your Spouse in MN?

Going through a divorce can be a long, expensive, and arduous process, but it’s not always that way. In some situations, there may be agreement on all aspects of the divorce between the parties involved. That can make things a lot simpler, but many people wonder if they can make it even more simplified by using the same attorney as their spouse.

While it may seem like a clever way to save time and money, you and your spouse should not share an attorney in the divorce process. There are some good reasons why that you should educate yourself about – no matter amicable your divorce may be.

Do Divorcing Minnesotans Have to Get a Lawyer?

In Minnesota, neither party [...]

Sep
16

The 48-Hour Rule and MN Domestic Violence

Domestic violence happens in Minnesota as it does in other parts of the country. To help deal with domestic violence issues, Minnesota has created laws on how to intervene in these situations in order to help keep people safe.

Understanding how the state defines domestic violence is the first step. However, it is also necessary to understand your rights if accused so you can ensure your rights are upheld.

Here is what you need to know about domestic violence in Minnesota and how long police can legally hold a person they’ve arrested under suspicion of perpetrating domestic violence.

Domestic Violence in Minnesota

Domestic violence occurs in Minnesota when someone physically harms or threatens to harm someone in their household or [...]

Sep
16

Should You Sell Your MN Property Before Your Divorce?

The law surrounding divorce in Minnesota can be complex, particularly when property is involved. Many wonder if a house purchased during marriage should be sold before divorce. It’s a good question, but the answer isn’t that simple.

In a divorce, the goal of both you and our soon-to-be ex-spouse should align, both seeking to come out happy with the ability to start anew. If you have property you purchased while you were together, this can sometimes be divided equally. Often, property like a home will be sold, and assets divided through the courts or mediation.

An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complicated legal aspects of your divorce, including marital property. Make sure to consult with one before you [...]

Sep
1

Surprising Charges That Can Make You a MN Sex Offender

In general, those who are convicted as sex offenders face many obstacles in society. They are seen as the worst of the worst, and people assume a lot about a person simply because their name is on a sex offender registry.

Many people mistakenly assume that child pornography or child rape are the charges that lead to sex offender registration. However, the truth is that, in Minnesota, there are many different types of crimes that can land you on the sex offender registry.

While this registry is crucial to the safety of the public, it’s time that people truly understood the less serious offenses that can land your name on the sex offender list. Read on to find out about [...]

Sep
1

MN Custody Laws Every Parent Should Know

Child custody is rarely a straightforward issue in family court. Often, parents don’t agree on what is best for the child – and when you throw in the legal complexities, cases can easily become confusing and complicated.

Anyone who is going through a child custody case in Minnesota needs to do their homework. They must understand the issues that the court is attempting to address with child custody and what processes are used to bring about the most expedient and positive outcome.

Read on to find out the Minnesota custody laws every parent should know.

Types of Custody in Minnesota Law

There are different types of custody reflected in state law that parents need to understand. They include:

Physical Custody

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Aug
17

When Do Legal Drugs Become Illegal in MN?

Every state has its own specific laws and penalties when it comes to controlled substances. In Minnesota, substances such as marijuana that are legal in other states become illegal once you cross the Minnesota state line.

It’s valuable for citizens to understand the drug laws in the state so that they can stay compliant, but it’s also important to understand that some drugs may start as legal but become illegal in certain circumstances.

So, when do legal drugs become illegal in Minnesota? Read on to find out.

What Substances are Illegal in Minnesota?

In our state, there are many substances that are considered controlled substances. These are chemicals or drugs that are illegal to possess or manufacture, and their use [...]

Aug
17

MN Spousal Maintenance: What You Need to Know

Divorce can be a process that is difficult for many. Not only are emotions often running high as a marriage comes to an end, but ironing out the details regarding finances can add a layer of stress that neither party anticipated.

Spousal maintenance is often an issue that becomes contentious in a divorce. Some parties in the divorce may worry about how they can make it once they no longer have additional income, while others worry that the strain of paying spousal support can tank them financially.

This is why Minnesota divorce attorneys often get a lot of questions about spousal maintenance and how it works. Read on to find out what you need to know.

Need-Based Spousal Maintenance in[...]
Aug
5

DUI | DWI |

Steps to Take After a MN DWI Arrest

No matter how you got there, when you get pulled over and arrested for a DUI, you’re probably going to be worried. Most people don’t have a lot of experience interacting with police, much less being arrested by them.

However, there are some steps you can and should take after being arrested for driving while intoxicated in Minnesota that can help you get through it and set yourself up for a better chance when you go in front of a judge.

Here is what you need to know about DWIs in Minnesota and the specific steps you should take in the wake of a DWI arrest in the state.

DWI Law in Minnesota

In the state of Minnesota, driving while [...]

Jul
29

How Strong are MN Prenups?

Prenuptial agreements are becoming more and more commonplace. People sign them as a way to protect their assets when they enter a marriage, in case of divorce or death. However, these prenuptial agreements aren’t always as ironclad as many would like to believe.

There are many reasons why people have prenuptial agreements. In the event of a divorce or the death of a spouse, questions may arise about the fairness of the prenuptial agreement at the time it was signed – and how fair it remains at the time of divorce. Basically, iIt’s a document that can be challenged, so read on to find out more.

Fairness at Signing

One of the questions that may be asked about a prenuptial [...]