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The Truth About Ex-Parte Orders

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The definition of ex parte is "for one party," referring to motions, hearings or orders granted on the request of and for the benefit of one party only. According to the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, "No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."

As a country, we believe one of the tenants of due process is fair notice to parties who may be affected by legal proceedings. Therefore, any time someone initiates a court proceeding they are required to give notice to all parties involved.  However, adequate notice of judicial proceedings to concerned parties may at times work irreparable harm to one or more of those parties. In such a case, the threatened party or parties may receive an ex parte court hearing to request temporary judicial relief without notice to, and outside the presence of, other persons affected by the hearing.

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Top 10 Things You Should Never Do During a Divorce

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Divorce impacts every aspect of one’s life, I am dedicated to making that transition as smooth as possible.

I have developed a list of 10 things you should never do during a divorce process and I think that will make the process a little bit easier:

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Developing a Parenting Time in Minnesota

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The Minnesota divorce process presents a dichotomy for the people splitting up. As to the financial issues, the process may seem quite mechanical – replete with balance sheets, computerized calculations, and equalizing exchanges of property. However, a very different outlook is required for successful arrangements relating to children.

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Minnesota Divorce Checklist

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Your situation is not as unique as you might think. Many married couples face the same dilemmas in their relationship which is why it is easier than you might think to fix. You just need the advice from an experienced Minneapolis family law attorney.

Assuming that you have already made the decision to get a divorce, there are several things you should do before moving forward.

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Biggest Financial Mistakes Clients Make

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What are the two biggest common financial mistakes made during separation and divorce?

First, clients not fully understanding their financial position and options before making important decisions.

Second, clients not adjusting their personal goals, time horizons and risk tolerances around their budgets and investments during and after their divorce.

During the beginning stages of divorce, a financial advisor can educate clients on their financial position by taking a detailed inventory and describing their options while providing professional recommendations.

If you require legal advice or want additional information regarding the services we offer, please contact our Minneapolis divorce attorneys at (763) 746-4045 to schedule a consultation.



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