Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A.
Serving Minnesota & Western Wisconsin

Supreme Court Sides with Businesses on Arbitration Issue

AllIn.jpgResolving disputes between employers and employees can be a complicated and acrimonious process. Unfortunately, it can be costly in terms of time, resources, and money to settle these matters, so it is not surprising that employers often favor options that make the process easier and less expensive.

One option employers across Minnesota may explore is including arbitration clauses within employment contracts, though these clauses are often at the center of employment disputes. In fact, one such recent dispute went all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

During a Divorce, Use Caution on Social Media

Garbage.jpgDivorce is a difficult time for all parties. You must navigate the process with consideration for not only yourself but for your children, family and friends.

It can be hard to keep all these people in mind when you are scrolling through Facebook. It can be tempting to air your festering frustrations on social media, but doing so is ill-advised.

Tips for Making High-Conflict Divorces a Little Easier

Fighting.jpgDivorce and conflict typically go hand-in-hand. This is especially true if you are divorcing someone who wants to make the divorce difficult. Every discussion can erupt into a fight; mediation can be unsuccessful; the process could take much longer and be more expensive than you anticipated.

That said, there are ways to make this process easier for you and your family.

Property deed resolution for a young family after an unexpected death


The situation: After a young father passed away, his widow wanted to move to Michigan with their five minor children to be closer to family. When the widow discovered that her husband had never put her name on the deed for their house, she learned she could not sell her home without first compensating her minor children for their future interest in the homestead.

What Are My Digital Assets, and How Can I Protect Them?

Twitter.jpgWhen people think about protecting assets and providing for family in their estate plan, they often think about real property and end-of-life care decisions. These are certainly critical to protect, but there are other elements of an estate plan that warrant protection, even though they are intangible. 

Digital assets, for example, are becoming increasingly common. And just like a home and philanthropic ideals, virtual property and online account management can be crucial elements to an estate plan. 

Is it Always Best to Litigate a Business Dispute?

handshake.jpgLegal disputes can threaten your bottom line, image, and relationships. As such, many business owners feel inclined to take aggressive steps to resolve them through means other than involving the courts.

Litigating a business dispute in Minnesota can be effective, but there are benefits to alternative methods of dispute resolution that business owners are wise to consider. Below, we look at four primary reasons why alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") can be the more preferable route.

Creative solutions for ERISA retirement account pay out

Retirment-photo.pngThe situation: Our client retired, then went through a divorce. After remarrying, he submitted a beneficiary change form to his retirement plan administrator, naming his second wife as the new survivor beneficiary of his retirement account. The plan administrator never communicated that this change could not be made after his retirement date, which had long since passed. After he passed away, the benefit was paid to the first wife, but mailed to the second wife. It was then that they realized there was an error in the administration of the plan that needed to be addressed.

Looking at Minnesota's Sexual Harassment Laws from a New Angle

FlowerUnderside.jpgSexual harassment in the workplace is an emotional, legal, and political hot-button issue. In recent months, there have been countless instances of harassment victims coming forward to report allegations of misconduct, and these reports have led to widespread scrutiny over workplace harassment policies and laws. 

In fact, lawmakers in Minnesota are proposing a change to the definition of sexual harassment in response to legal claims, including those against state politicians and high-profile figures. 

Over 50 and Divorcing? Don't Overlook these Financial Details

OldMan.jpgDivorce is difficult at any age, but if you are divorcing after the age of 50, you could face some unique and thorny financial challenges.

A divorce between people over the age of 50 is referred to as a "gray divorce." A gray divorce often involves more financial resources and assets than those involved in divorce between younger couples, and often one spouse is less familiar with the marital finances. These and other factors can lead to difficulties resolving financial issues, including the following:

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Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A.

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Woodbury, MN 55125

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Minneapolis, MN 55402

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