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November 2015 Archives

Minnesota courts can sanction spouses who hide assets

Property division is one of the most important issues in most Minnesota divorces. A spouse who gets a bad deal in the property settlement can experience the financial consequences for years to come. When one spouse tries to defraud the court and the other spouse by hiding assets or depleting bank accounts, it can create serious problems for the other spouse. If the fraud is discovered, the guilty spouse will face severe consequences.

DWI laws: a history lesson that can help you protect your future

There are lessons to be learned from history. We study the successes, failures and social movements of the past so that they can help guide our actions. They can also help us prepare for our future, even in situations involving drunk driving.

'CSI' actor in bitter child custody fight

Actor George Eads is familiar to many people in Minnesota as one of the stars of the popular TV series "CSI." In real life, Eads is in the throes of a bitter divorce. He and his wife, Monika Casey, have been married for four years. The couple have one child, a daughter. Eads has requested joint legal and physical custody of the child. Casey, however, is seeking sole physical custody.

Are you struggling to keep up with your child support payments?

As in other jurisdictions throughout the country, Minnesota courts often mandate that a noncustodial parent must pay support on behalf of their children. Court orders for child support can be promulgated during divorces or in separate family law hearings. Child support is intended to provide a child with the monetary resources that they need to live.


Being accused of a crime will undoubtedly have an impact on your life. Unfortunately, many defendants continue to feel the effects of these accusations long after their cases have been resolved. The law office of Sheridan & Dulas, P.A. has an extensive history of successfully representing those accused of crimes throughout all stages of the trial process. Despite that success, many will still struggle to find employment or housing based on their journey through the criminal justice system. 

How will a Minnesota court divide an IRA in a divorce?

When a Minnesota couple divorces, retirement accounts are often among the assets that must be split. Retirement accounts take many forms; two of the most common are the 401(k) and the Individual Retirement Account, or IRA. While a 401(k) is provided by one's employer, an IRA is opened and maintained by the individual. There are several different forms of IRAs, including traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. IRAs can be funded with cash, stock, bonds or other assets. IRAs have significant tax advantages if they are set up and used properly.

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