Retainer is the word we throw around a lot as attorneys, but it’s a word that many people who haven’t dealt with a lawyer before may not fully understand, which is what this article is all about. A tip that I would say to being with is if you don’t understand a word or phrase a lawyer is using… ask him or her!  We don’t mind questions and I know I would much rather be interrupted 10 times than have a client nod along as if they understood but when it comes time to make a decision they have no […]

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Tired of Paying for the “Pleasure” of Divorcing? How to Recover Attorney Fees in Minnesota Divorce cases For a variety of reasons, most states in America follow what is called the American Rule regarding the payment of each party’s attorney fees in litigation:  Which means each party must pay their own attorney fees.  This is in contrast to the English Rule, which generally requires the losing party to pay the winning party’s attorney fees.  The American Rule, however, can bring hours of frustration (and a huge expense) when your ex makes yet another motion seeking to be awarded some obscure item […]

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