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I was served with a Summons With Real Estate and a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, what should I do?


The Summons and Petition initiate the divorce proceeding.  In Minnesota, the Summons orders you to appear before a court. Filing an Answer in Minnesota divorce The Summons also requires you to file an Answer within 30 days after service of the document.  The Answer sets forth your response to the Petition and often includes a Counter-Petition… Read more »


How Does Adultery Affect Alimony/Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota?


  Proceeding with a divorce that was caused by adultery can be one of the most stressful times of your life. Not only do you have to mourn the end of your relationship and are forced to think about the reasons why it ended, but you have to protect your assets. Among the many considerations… Read more »


Proving Nursing Home Neglect in a Wrongful Death Case


If you have lost an older member of your family recently, the loss was a pretty keen sting in and of itself. However, often coroners and even funeral home workers may raise a few concerns over the deceased that may suggest that the death of an elder wasn’t as natural as it seemed. Abuse and… Read more »


The Legal Issues Minnesota Startups Most Commonly Run Into


Startups very often get off the ground with no prior experience in running or managing a business. Entrepreneurs therefore frequently underestimate just how many legal “i”s have to be dotted and “t”s have to be crossed at the outset to protect their company from liability down the road. These are among the most common mistakes… Read more »


How to Protect Yourself from Minority Shareholder Oppression


In the typical corporate relationship, all companies with multiple shareholders operate under that principle that the majority rules. Those who hold the majority of the shares in the company hold the voting power and the majority interest in the company. However, that doesn’t mean that minority shareholders are without rights. While they typically cannot control… Read more »