Child support is a common element of a divorce involving minor children, paternity, and custody actions in Minnesota. A child support order can include three different components: basic child support, medical support, and child care support. Basic support is almost always a part of a child support order as it includes payments...

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A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO for short, is a unique court order that is commonly used to split a 401(k), 403(b), pension plan, or some other “qualified plan” as defined by federal law.  The Department of Labor defines a QDRO as an order that creates or recognizes the existence of an...

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Do it Yourself Divorce

Facing a divorce is hard enough. Facing the potential costs of divorce doesn’t make it any easier. This is why many people are turning to the “do-it-yourself” approach. But is this a good idea? The best way to approach this question is through an analogy. Say the engine in your car breaks...

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