Domestic violence causes the end of many marriages. When the breaking point comes, it often involves a restraining order. In many cases, the breakup is triggered by an incident in which someone calls 911. But in some cases, especially when minor children are involved, it is preferable to avoid a restraining order and/or a 911… Read more »
Posts By: Gerald Williams
The Mayo Clinic has adopted a policy requiring gay employees to get married to stay eligible for health insurance. The Clinic has offered same sex benefits for years, and when gay marriage was not legal, it stood to reason that the employee would not have to be married. Now, with gay marriage legal, the requirement… Read more »
When child support is calculated in accord with the guidelines of Minnesota statutes, both parents’ incomes are considered. The statute provides a table for the basic amount of support that children need, based upon the combined income of the child’s two parents. When the parents have equal, or nearly equal, parenting time, the amount of… Read more »
By a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Justice Anthony Kennedy issued the opinion, and was joined by Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor. The Court also declined (in a 5-4 decision) to address a federal court’s reversal of Proposition 8 in California, which clears the… Read more »
Under Minnesota law, parents have the obligation of financially supporting their children. The child support statutes provide for basic child support, child care support and medical support. Basic child support is the sum paid by one parent to the other for basic expenses of the child or children. Child care support is the allocation between… Read more »
Yesterday, May 13, 2013 the Minnesota Senate approved the bill to legalize same sex marriage in Minnesota. It is expected to be signed by Governor Dayton today, May 14, 2013.
The bill to legalize same sex marriage in Minnesota has passed the Minnesota House. The Minnesota Senate is expected to take the legislation up on its floor on Monday.
How quickly things change. Not too long ago, Minnesotans were asked to vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. That measure was defeated last November by popular vote. Now, the Minnesota legislature is taking up a bill to legalize same sex marriage, and it appears that the bill will reach the House… Read more »
If you are awarded a motor vehicle in a divorce, be sure to take care of the title. If the title to the vehicle is solely in your name, you do not need to take further action. If the title to the vehicle is in the other party’s name, the title must be transferred. You… Read more »
In July 2012, the Uniform Law Commission approved of the Uniform Deployed Parent Custody and Visitation Act, to address issues that arise when a family court matter involves a parent serving in the military. The Uniform Law Commission (ULC), established in 1892, is responsible for such Acts as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement… Read more »