Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

Going through a divorce is never easy for a family. The spousal support laws vary from state to state and can be extremely confusing. Thankfully, you can rely on your family law attorney to be a valuable resource in navigating these complex issues. What are the spousal support laws in Minnesota? Minnesota courts have the power to order one spouse to pay alimony to the other (also referred to as spousal maintenance.) Often, the spouse who earns less money annually will make a request for spousal support from the higher earning spouse. This ensures that they can each maintain a reasonable standard of living to which they have become accustomed. Other reasons to request spousal support include the inability of one spouse to work..

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BGS Transportation Department Attends Regional Conference

Jim Wills , Carole Clark Isakson and Nicole Wiebold recently attended the 2017 TLA (Transportation Lawyers Association) Chicago Regional Seminar. This seminar attracts lawyers from 35 states and several Canadian provinces, and included a presentation by the regional director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Jim Wills, Nicole Wiebold, Carole Clark Isakson The TLA is an active group of transportation attorneys, uniquely qualified to provide both education and networking. Transportation issues are generally not state specific, and having a good understanding of the federal regulatory scheme is critical. It also helps to know who to call in Texas in the case of an emergency! The TLA provides both. The seminar featured presentations from attorneys..

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When Should I Give My Statement of an Auto Accident?

Auto accidents are one of the most stressful situations in this life. You car has sustained minor or major damages, you and your passengers may be injured to different levels and you have to deal with your insurance company talking to the other person or people involved in the accident. What a hassle! If you find yourself in a significant auto accident, you may need to enlist the services of a car accident attorney. As stressful as the auto accident is, there are several things to keep in mind when it comes to making your statement about the accident itself. In most cases, you will absolutely not want to make a statement about the accident to anyone without the advice of your car accident..

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What is Legal Causation in Minnesota?

If you are involved in a personal injury case, you know how stressful the legal aspects can be. You are already experiencing the pain of the injury itself, while at the same time navigating medical bills and court dates. With a skilled personal injury attorney on your side, you’ll be able to better navigate the challenges and map out the strengths of your case. For your personal injury case, it is very important to know about what legal causation is in the state of Minnesota. Not every case is able to recover damages for the injuries sustained. This is often due to the inability to prove legal causation. Legal causation refers to extent to which the defendant knew that what he or she was..

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“Just pull it off the internet!” Said no good lawyer…ever

Need a graphic of fireworks for a party invite? Looking for a cartoon for a blog? It’s tempting to just use your favorite search engine and copy one of the internet… but please DON’T (at least not until after you read this article!). Copyright law is alive and well – and applies to items on the internet to the same extent that it applies to the books at the library. We all know that copying someone else’s work is illegal; that work includes art, photos, books, movies, songs and more.  Recent law suits have highlighted the wrongful use of pieces of songs, with courts reiterating that any original work of authorship (so long as it is expressed in a tangible way) is protected.  The..

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