Barna, Guzy & Steffen Ltd. announces the addition of a new associate to the firm. Jennifer C. Moreau has joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Employment Law practice area. The firm is excited to welcome Jennifer and hopes that adding this new associate attorney to the existing team will be beneficial to current clients and assist with the growth of new clientele. BGS’ Commercial Litigation attorneys are experienced trial lawyers able to represent clients in state, federal and the appellate courts on issues such as: • business disputes • construction issues and mold • information technology security issues • unfair..
If you’ve decided to use child custody mediation in Minnesota to resolve some of the issues of your parenting dispute, then you’ve made a very good choice. Often, people who use mediation instead of the court system, wind up far happier with the outcome that they receive. This is because mediation allows you to be an active participant in the process of deciding what is best for your child. However, that does not mean that there aren’t a few things you should know about the process. 1. Be Prepared You already know that you should come to court prepared..
Sometimes a divorce happens because a spouse simply abandons the family. Sometimes families start with a separation, only for a spouse to go MIA. Sometimes, a spouse even hides from another spouse, thinking that this is the best way to avoid being served with divorce papers. However, you can get a divorce even if you don’t know where your spouse is. Minnesota allows for service of divorce papers through alternate means when all reasonable avenues have been tried to find and serve your spouse through normal means. Service by publication requires a court order, but the order will be granted..
Personal Injury and Long-Term Disability It’s no secret that employees are working longer and people are living longer than ever before. The economic conditions have caused many employees to push back their retirement date. One consequence of these facts is that there has been a marked increase in long-term disability claims by disabled employees. Many employers provide long-term disability benefits as part of their employment package. I recently assisted two clients in obtaining “LTD” benefits. These turned out to be quite involved and time intensive. One required an internal appeal in which we were successful. In order to be entitled..
While you might feel like your child support obligation is going to go on forever there is an ending date. In Minnesota, your child support will end when all of your children from the marriage have turned eighteen, or when they graduate from high school, whichever is later. Child support obligations do not extend past the age of 20 even if the child has not graduated from high school. There’s only one exception to this: if you have a special needs child that is unlikely to be physically or mentally capable of meeting his or her own needs. Each of..