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

Setting the Stage for Peaceful Custody Exchanges

kids and dog.jpgSharing custody of a child can be a major adjustment for parents and kids alike. And like any adjustment, it can be difficult to know what to expect from the experience until you're actually in the midst of it. However, you can proactively address likely obstacles in your parenting plan to mitigate problems down the road.

For instance, your parenting plan can set rules and expectations for exchanging custody.

What to Know if Charitable Giving is Part of Your Estate Plan

SmartWoman.jpgGiving to charity is a priority for many people across Minnesota and Wisconsin, whether people contribute for financial, medical, religious, or social reasons. And no matter the motivation or how much time or money someone donates to these causes, it can be crucial that people assure their contributions are actually going to the right place.

This certainly holds true when it comes to including charitable giving in an estate plan. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your valuable gifts go where you want them to go.

What Can I Do to Avoid Wrongful Termination Claims?

OlderEmployee.jpgMaking the decision to let an employee go is rarely an easy one. Firing someone affects that person's life and leaves a space in the workforce that an employer must often fill. As such, employers typically do not fire people on a whim.

Even if the need to terminate is obvious and immediate, it is crucial for employers to proceed carefully. Doing so can avoid any indications of misconduct or violations of an employee's rights that could spark a legal dispute.

Are You Ready to Take Your Side Hustle to the Next Level?

Running a "side hustle," or a "passion project," is a lot like starting a new relationship. It probably started out casually; eventually, however, you may come a point where you must decide how serious you are about it. Are you ready to commit?

Here are some signs you may be ready to take it from being a fun, part-time way to supplement income, to being your full-time job:

Surprising Assets that Could Complicate Property Division

succulent.jpgDuring a divorce, besides children, the parties' assets are typically the basis for the most heated disputes. For instance, parties often argue over their respective interests in the marital home, retirement benefits, or business profits.

However, property doesn't have to be particularly valuable to create conflict, and some divorcing spouses are surprised by the items that cause problems during the equitable division of assets. Anecdotally, our attorneys recall past clients who argued over ficus plants and frozen lunch meat.

While bologna may not undo most litigants, there are plenty of property items (less obvious than retirement benefits) that can cause disputes. For example:

Is it Time to Partner Up?

horserace.jpgStarting or running a business is a massive undertaking. Often, it proves to be too much work for one person to do alone. Finding a partner can therefore be crucial.

If you are thinking about the options for bringing a partner into your business, consider these tips for how to partner up successfully.

How to Talk to Your Parents About Their Estate Plans

Retirment-photo.pngParents have countless difficult discussions with their children as they grow up. However, there comes a point when it is the children who must be the ones to have these difficult discussions with their parents.

For instance, have you talked to your parents about their estate plans? Do you know what they have planned in terms of long-term care? These can be difficult subjects to discuss, but adult children can save themselves and their parents considerable grief by starting a dialogue. Below are a few tips on how to do this.

Bill Proposed to Limit Employers' Access to Employee Social Media

Twitter2.jpgAdding new employees is risky business. It's expensive to train them, and there's no guarantee they'll work out. Sometimes new employees don't blend well with existing personalities or office culture. As such, employers typically want to know as much as possible about a candidate before they throw them into the mix.

However, there are lines between what is, and is not appropriate for employers to ask. One thing Minnesota employers could soon be prohibited from asking is for an employee to disclose their social media passwords.

The Importance of Keeping Teens Talking after Parents' Divorce

teen on phone.jpgChildren of divorce can experience a wide range of changes and difficult emotions in the wake of a split, especially as pre-teens and teenagers. One of the top priorities for parents should be to minimize unnecessary pain and conflict their child may be facing. 

According to a recent study, one way to do this is to keep kids talking -- not just to one parent or to a counselor, but to both parents.

Steps you can take to make your divorce go more smoothly

Ending a marriage can be an emotional and complicated process. That said, many people are willing to do whatever they can to avoid unnecessary conflict and contention.

This is possible. In fact, many Minnesota divorces resolve outside of a courtroom and with parties securing amicable, cooperative solutions. And while there is no magic formula that can guarantee a conflict-free divorce, there are steps you can take to make the process go more smoothly.

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Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A.

Woodbury Office
2145 Woodlane Drive
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Woodbury, MN 55125

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900 IDS Center (By Appointment Only)
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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