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December 2016 Archives

How a prenuptial agreement can help couples in Minnesota

For couples on the verge of marriage, it may seem like a very uncomfortable discussion to talk about a prenuptial agreement, or "prenup," before the wedding occurs. However, some statistics show that in the United States approximately half of marriages ultimately end in divorce.

Should medical marijuana use affect child custody decisions?


Minnesota legalized medical marijuana in 2014, when the legislature passed a law establishing the state's Medical Cannabis Program. The existence of this law raises the question of whether a parent's use of medical marijuana should be a factor in child custody determinations. In California, this has already become an issue.

Lawmakers attempting to prevent interlock location tracking

If you're familiar with DWI cases in Minnesota, you've probably heard of an ignition interlock system. The device requires DWI offenders to take a breathalyzer test to prove sobriety before starting their car. The system is used for first-time DWI offenders who test higher than 0.16 blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of arrest or second-time offenders automatically.

Protecting your rights under Minnesota's alimony laws


Decades ago, most married couples in Minnesota consisted of a husband who earned the family income and a stay-at-home wife who took care of the home and children. When these couples divorced, the ex-husband was typically ordered to pay alimony to allow the ex-wife to maintain the lifestyle to which she was accustomed.

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