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April 2017 Archives

How the 'innocent spouse' defense can work for you

If you are divorcing, you may discover secrets about your soon-to-be ex-spouse, that may set you aflame with anger. Indeed, extra-marital affairs, and illegitimate children can complicate things, but these might be the least of your worries. You might also find that your ex has been cheating on your tax returns for years, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is trying to hold you jointly liable.

21 children find adoptive homes in the Twin Cities

There is nothing more beautiful than the act of adopting a child. It is beautiful for the parents who will get to discover, or rediscover, the joys of parenting. It is just as beautiful for the children themselves, many of whom do not know yet the degree to which their lives will be radically transformed with love and nurturing in their new adoptive homes.

Proposed law bolsters inheritance rights of same-sex spouses

One of the most important benefits of same-sex marriage is the fact that married couples benefit from Minnesota state inheritance laws. Without a marriage and without a will, the romantic partner of another person won't be entitled to inherit the partner's property in the event of unforeseen death.

The Hague Convention and international custody disputes

When you have a baby with a foreigner, you run the risk of difficult disagreements about where the baby should live in the event of a breakup. In extreme cases, a foreign spouse may try to abscond with a young child to bring the child back to his or her nation of origin. If the foreign parent succeeds in bringing the child to another country, and will not return the child, it could give rise to a serious international child custody dispute.

Are domestic partnerships obsolete?

Before the legalization of same-sex marriage across the nation, there were numerous ways that gay couples could join together through civil unions and domestic partnerships. Civil unions are similar to marriage in that the same rights and privileges tend to be awarded. With domestic partnerships, some of the rights and privileges of marriage will be conferred to the spouses.

What you should know before your deployment

No one knows what will come of last week’s airstrikes in Syria when it comes to military action in the region. But for enlisted single parents in Minnesota (or those who are currently going through a divorce or custody action) there is a chance that you may be deployed overseas. As such, it is prudent to have several things in if you receive deployment orders.

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