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Seven Strategies to Help You Get the Custody Agreement You Want

Working through custody agreements can be stressful, but it is important to fight for what is best for your family when the opportunity arises. While custody agreements can be adjusted and revisited over time, it is easier to get this right from the beginning of shared agreements if at all possible. Whether you are seeking… Read more »

Navigating The Social Security Disability Claim Process

Have you worked hard for several years or perhaps decades but are now dealing with an insurmountable disability? You likely have given a lot of thought to applying for Social Security Disability benefits, also referred to as SSDI. The fact is, if you paid into the fund, you should be able to reap the benefits…. Read more »

Conspiracy: When Planning a Crime is a Crime

When it comes to being charged with conspiracy, it is one of those crimes that you often don’t get charged for on its own. This is because conspiracy is the charge of actually planning a crime and not necessarily carrying it out. This means you could be plotting a serious crime, and if you carry… Read more »

All-Terrain Vehicle DWI in Minnesota

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,497 people died in the United States in 2016 as a result of an alcohol-related vehicle crashes; 1,233 of those were under the age of 14. In Minnesota alone, there were 25,027 impaired driving incidents in 2015, more than 300 of which led to injury or death…. Read more »

Overcoming Your Fear of Divorce

“Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t,” goes the old proverb. Or, put another way, it’s better to deal with a person or situation that is bad (but which you understand) than it is to risk something that might be even worse. We see this all the time in our lives. How… Read more »

What to Do When You Think Your Breathalyzer Result Was Wrong

When it comes to driving while intoxicated, law enforcement officers rely heavily on the results of breathalyzer tests. However, these machines aren’t perfect. They are machines and can malfunction like any other device, especially since law enforcement often doesn’t calibrate them or perform maintenance as often as they should. Due to this, breathalyzer tests don’t… Read more »

What Happens if You Default on Divorce in Minnesota?

Divorce is never an easy time. Some couples might find it a relief to know that the relationship is finally over and they can get started on moving on. However, others refuse to let love die. Yet once you are served with a divorce petition, you can’t just ignore it and hope that it will… Read more »

Considerations to Make Before Filing for Divorce

While the decision to divorce for some can come out of a moment of passion, for most couples it is something that builds up. However, divorce is not something that you want to jump into. Instead, divorce should be something that comes from careful planning even if it comes as a complete surprise to your… Read more »

Animal, Birds, Fish and Plants Crimes: When Not Knowing Isn’t Innocence

When it comes to laws regarding the plentiful animals, birds, fish, and plants found in and around Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, they can be obscure, oddly specific, and for many who spend time outside, completely unknown. However, if enjoy spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, or even just wandering around, you need to be very careful of… Read more »