Q: One of my adult children is disabled and is receiving public benefits. What would happen if I died and my child inherited from me? I have heard that an inheritance to my child would result in my child being kicked off public benefits. Is there any way to guard against that situation? A: It […]
Q: My adult sister is disabled and on benefits for low-income individuals. I am interested in setting up an account for her to help with expenses, but I am concerned she will be kicked off benefits as a result. I have heard of something called an ABLE Account. What is an ABLE account? How does […]
Dan O’Connell is named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Minneapolis Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year”.
Susan Lach, Letty Van Ert and Lindsey O’Connell are honored to be included in the 2017 Women in Law edition of Attorney at Law Magazine. Read the featured article here!
Q: I just found out my spouse is having an affair. I also found out that my spouse has used our money to support the affair in the form of gifts, dates, and so on. My spouse says he wants a divorce. What can be done about the money that has been spent on the […]
By: Letty Van Ert Q: What is an “Adverse Childhood Experience”? A: An Adverse Childhood Experience (an “ACE”) is a traumatic childhood experience that has lasting impact on the person into adulthood. There are a number of kinds of ACEs, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, mental illness of a household member, divorce […]
We are pleased to announce that Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2018 Edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included […]
We are pleased to announce that Ben Olson has joined Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC as an associate attorney and mediator. Ben graduated magna cum laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and has worked as a law clerk for judges in Hennepin County District Court as well as the Child Support Division of the Hennepin […]
Q: I have a special needs child who requires extra care. Is there a way I can get more child support because of his special needs? A: Minnesota law allows for upward deviations of child support in a few circumstances. One factor the Court considers is the extraordinary financial needs and resources, physical and emotional […]
By: Letty Van Ert Q: I have a lot of credit card debt. Will the Court allow me to pay less in child support because of my debt? A: It depends. Minnesota law allows for the Court to lower a child support obligation for a few limited reasons, including debt. However, the law only allows […]