By: Lindsey O’Connell Postnuptial contracts are governed by Minnesota Statutes section 519.11. A postnuptial contract can only be entered into by legally married persons. A postnuptial contract may determine all matters that may be determined by an antenuptial contract (also known as a prenuptial agreement) except that a postnuptial contract may not determine the rights […]
By: Letty M-S Van Ert Q: How do I change my children’s names? Can I change my children’s names as part of a divorce? A: Generally speaking, children’s names would not be changed within the divorce proceeding the way a party’s name could be changed by virtue of a divorce. An application separate from the divorce […]
Thomas Tuft has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of Best Lawyers® for family law. He has been named to the Best Lawyers® list consistently since 2007 and this year has received the distinct honor of being named the 2017 Minneapolis Area Family Law Lawyer of the Year.
We are pleased to announce that John M. Jerabek has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of Best Lawyers® for family law. Mr. Jerabek, is a shareholder, lawyer, and family law mediator with Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC and has been consistently named to the Best Lawyers® list since 2012.
Dan O’Connell has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of Best Lawyers® for family law. Mr. O’Connell has been consistently named to the Best Lawyers® in Family Law list each year since 2008. He was named the Best Lawyers®’ 2015 Minneapolis Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” and also named a Best Lawyer® for Family Law Mediation.
Susan Lach has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of Best Lawyers® for family law. Ms. Lach has been consistently named to the Best Lawyers in Family Law list each year since 1993. Best Lawyers® is among the most respected peer-review guides to the legal profession worldwide.
By: Letty M-S Van Ert Q: At the time of my divorce, I did not think I wanted to change my name. I have changed my mind and now I want to change my name. What can I do? A: If you do not change your name within the divorce process and later wish to […]
By: Letty M-S Van Ert Q: I am getting divorced and I would like to change my name. How do I go about doing that? A: If there is an ongoing divorce proceeding, the request for a name change needs to be referenced in the Judgment and Decree (the document that dissolves the marriage). The […]
By: Letty M-S Van Ert Q: What is the difference between legal separation and divorce? A: A divorce (“dissolution of marriage”) is the termination of the marital relationship between spouses. A decree of dissolution completely terminates the marital status of both parties. A legal separation is a court determination of the rights and responsibilities of spouses […]
Thomas Tuft, Susan Lach, John Jerabek and Dan O’Connell have been named to the 2016 list of Minnesota Super Lawyers®. Additionally, Thomas Tuft, Susan Lach, and Dan O’Connell have been listed among the Top 100 Super Lawyers® in Minnesota and Susan Lach has been listed among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers®. Thomas Tuft has […]