Appeals in Minnesota Divorce Cases

Sometimes the Judges get it wrong.  Perhaps it’s a mistake based on the law or they got confused on some complex factual issue, either way you do have some options available. Standard of Review Depending on the issue there are different “standards of review” this is the legal phrase that is what the court must look at to see if they will or can overturn the district court order.  If your claim is that the Judge didn’t believe you, or that the other side lied, then  the MN court of appeals must use the “abuse of discretion” standard.  This is …

Congratulations You’re Finally Divorced! Now Get Ready For Another 10 Years of Fighting!

Is Your Divorce Really Over? Wait a minute, you’re thinking “but the case is over, we went to court and the Judge ruled! What are you talking about!?” Well the problem is that just because you are divorced you still have kids to raise together! This is one key concept I see parents forgetting all the time. Remember that just because you are no longer married to your ex, if you have kids, you still have years and years of dealing with him or her on an almost daily basis. You have football games, dances, confirmation, graduations, weddings, grandchildren, baptisms…and …