Jun
9

BWI |

Did Your Memorial Day Weekend Lead to a BWI?

Being out on a boat the first weekend of summer is a time to cherish. You can have fun with friends and family as the whole of summer stretches out before you. One complication you may not have counted on: BWI charges.

Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) is a very serious offense. People may not think it’s as serious as driving a car under the influence of drugs – especially because the name sounds so silly – but the state of Minnesota does not agree.

Here is what you need to know about BWIs in Minnesota and what you can expect if you are found guilty of one from your Memorial Day weekend fun.

What is a BWI in Minnesota?

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Jun
9

What If Your Ex Doesn’t Follow the Divorce Decree?

When you get a divorce, you expect your ex-spouse to follow the obligations outlined in your divorce decree. But sometimes, the person to whom you were married falls short.

If your ex doesn’t follow the specifics in your divorce decree, what can you do? Remember, these are terms set by the judge in your divorce case, so they aren’t optional or to be taken lightly.

Here’s what you need to know about what recourse you can take if your ex doesn’t follow your Minnesota divorce decree.

Divorce Decree: What Is It?

A marriage that legally ends in divorce proceedings always has a divorce decree issued by the court at the end. In this decree, the specifics hammered out in your [...]

Jun
9

Why Do So Many MN Car Crashes Result in Back Injuries?

Back injuries can shift the trajectory of a person’s life forever. It’s a shame that these types of life-altering injuries are so common in car accidents, but there are some very logical reasons why they are.

Cars travel at high speeds, and, when there is a sudden deceleration, your back will absorb the force and pressure from the car collision. Physics is simply the reason that car accidents lead to so many Minnesota accident injuries.

Remember, knowledge is power. Here is what you need to know about back injuries that can result from a car accident – and how you can protect yourself legally and personally if you’re injured.

Common Back Injuries

When a car accident occurs, the ligaments, tendons, [...]

Jun
9

MN Non-Physical Acts That Can Lead to DV Charges

The term domestic violence conjures images in the minds of one person physically abusing another, but that’s not always the case. While physical harm can be done in domestic violence situations, there are other non-physical acts that can lead to charges, as well.

Nonphysical domestic violence acts can leave mental, emotional, and psychological scars on others, and perpetrating it is just as against the law as physical violence is in Minnesota.

Here’s what you need to know about the non-physical acts that can lead to domestic violence charges in Minnesota.

Domestic Violence in Minnesota

Under Minnesota law, it is illegal for a person to assault, physically harm, or inflict bodily injury on a person in their family or household. However, [...]

May
13

When Do You Need a MN Child Support Modification?

When it comes to raising kids there are two certainties: It’s expensive, and it’s going to continually change.

Between the cost of food, childcare, education, extracurriculars, and housing, a lot of parents struggle to meet their children’s needs. Most parents who are going through a divorce in Minnesota have many remaining chapters of co-parenting before their children turn 18. That’s why it’s reasonable to expect that things will change from the time your divorce was settled to when  child support agreements are made.

Whatever judgment or agreement you had at the time of your divorce met your needs then, but circumstances change. You or your ex may have to modify your child support agreement over time. Here’s what you need [...]

May
13

Is Stalking Domestic Violence in MN?

You might imagine stalking as an act that requires someone to skulk in the shadows, obsessively watching unsuspecting victims go about their daily lives – so people have been led to believe. The truth is that stalking doesn’t always happen like you’ve seen in the movies, and stalking crimes in real life can take a very different form.

Stalking laws in Minnesota are tough on the crime. On top of being a crime itself, stalking is also considered a form of domestic violence in the state. It’s vital to understand what stalking is and how a person can be found guilty of it in a court of law, as well as the penalties that may be faced.

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Apr
27

Tips Before Seeking a Divorce

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, getting a divorce from your spouse is the only option you have. But it’s a big decision – not something you should just jump into feet first.

The truth is, there is a lot to understand about the divorce process. There’s also a lot of information, some not very accurate, floating around about divorce, which can make things more complicated to understand.

Just as with other situations in life, each divorce case is different. But in general, there are factors you should be aware of before seeking a divorce. Read on to find out what those things are.

Things to Avoid

There are some things you do not want to do, even if you know [...]

Apr
27

MN Revenge Porn: What You Need to Know

Minnesota become one of many states in which revenge porn is illegal in 2016. Since then, there has been an uptick in the prosecution of cases involving revenge porn.

What happens between two consenting adults is not the business of the law, which is why some people may find revenge porn laws confusing. After all, if the content was made with consent, you can do what you want with it, right? No, you can’t.

It’s important to understand revenge porn laws in Minnesota so you don’t find yourself in legal jeopardy due to confusion or misunderstanding. Read on to find out all you need to know about Minnesota’s revenge porn laws and what penalties can be faced if you are [...]

Apr
14

Common Myths About Child Support

Child support: There’s plenty of information out there from many different sources – and not all of them are exactly trustworthy. You’ve likely heard the term “child support” or even seen it as a factor in your own separation and divorce, so it’s a term that’s familiar to many people. Pile on top of that how much is heard in the media about the topic, and often, “facts” are stated when they simply aren’t true.

Child support may be commonplace, but that doesn’t stop myths about it from being circulated and widely believed. These misconceptions can be damaging to everyone involved in the case, so it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Understand child support myths so you can take [...]

Apr
7

DUI |

Why Are MN DUI Cases Dismissed?

When you are arrested for driving while intoxicated in Minnesota, the first thing you may want to do is panic. However, if you understand DWI/DUI law in Minnesota, you know that there’s no reason to panic just yet – there are many steps you must go through legally before you’re declared guilty.

If you do end up in court for your DWI, an experienced attorney can help provide you with a robust defense. They may be able to show the court that the facts involved in the case don’t warrant a conviction after all. In fact, there are a number of reasons that DWI/DUI cases in Minnesota are dismissed. Read on to find out some of the most common.

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