When planning to go through an adoption, an adoption attorney can be a great asset to the process. An effective adoption attorney will be versed in Minnesota and national laws concerning things like private adoption, stepparent adoption, and relative adoption. Additionally, you will have a representative in court who is familiar with your case. An attorney will have the tools to help you through a successful adoption. Nonetheless, here are some good questions to bring up before hiring an adoption attorney.
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Working through a divorce can be a worrisome and daunting task. There is a pile of confusing and meticulous paperwork to sift through, and missing an important detail can hurt your case. You need someone who understands the financial and emotional issues that arise in family law cases. (more…)
The breakdown of your assets after passing away is not exactly a pleasant thing to plan. In fact, 64% of Americans pass away without a will or any type of estate plan. However, without a plan in place, you put your assets and legacy at risk. Estate planning applies to everyone. It isn’t just for the wealthy, nor is it just for the elderly. No matter your situation, it is wise to have a plan in the case of the unexpected.
We are excited to announce that Family Law Attorney, Jill Frieders, has been selected to the 2016 Super Lawyers List. This designation is a prestigious honor among attorneys. Only 5% of attorneys are selected to receive the Super Lawyer designation.
As the temperature drops, and snow piles up on stoops and sidewalks across Rochester and Southeastern Minnesota, slip and fall accidents become more frequent. Slip and fall accidents can be dangerous and costly to people of all ages. Below are some basic guidelines of which to be aware from a liability standpoint. It is important to be proactive and know when to consult with a lawyer regarding a slip and fall injury.
Effective January 1, 2015, Minnesota’s new Second Chance Law overhauls Minnesota’s previous expungement law. Under the legislation, a full expungement – which seals both court records and executive branch records – may be granted, depending on the type of case the individual is seeking to have expunged. The end result is that more Minnesotans will get a meaningful remedy when they successfully petition for an expungement of their criminal case.
When married parents divorce or unmarried parents break-up, the most important concern for both the family and the court is the best interests of the children involved. Regardless of the circumstances, and no matter what role you play in the family, legal child custody is a sensitive topic surrounded by tough questions. Here is a 10 minute review of legal child custody in Minnesota: