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Jason C. Brown has represented a wide variety of family law clients over the last 20 years, including teachers, homemakers, union construction workers, doctors, truck drivers, accountants, business owners, engineers, lawyers, mortgage brokers and Fortune 500 executives. Many of his cases have involved complex custody disputes, alimony claims, and high net worth individuals, including several divorces in which the value of the marital estate exceeded ten million dollars. Every client, no matter their background, is important to Jason.

Jason routinely provides mediation services for family court litigants. He was a longtime board member and corporate secretary for Northgate Church in Ramsey. Early in his career, Jason served as law clerk to the Honorable Timothy R. Bloomquist, retired Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District.

Depending on value and equity, the marital homestead is generally one of the largest assets to divide between parties in a Minnesota divorce. Amicable parties may consider selling their home before they are divorced. In general, when selling a joint home, the sale proceeds are divided. The mortgage will be paid-off, real estate or closing

Child support involves money given to one parent from the other to help provide and care for a child. Minnesota statutes establish child support obligations with the intent to prevent either parent, or a joint child, from living in poverty. Child support includes a base amount, childcare costs, and costs related to dental and health

While divorces are very emotional and strenuous for parents, they can be equally as difficult for the children. One alternative-parenting schedule is referred to as bird nesting or “nesting.” This type of parenting plan is designed to limit the disruption to the children’s normal schedule after a divorce. Nesting requires the parents to move homes

When discussing finances in a divorce, income is a key element. When one spouse does not work or is underemployed, establishing a basis for earning potential is crucial. Earning potential involves an income amount that a person could be earning based on a variety of employment factors. Having a vocational assessment completed is a common

Hiring the right Minnesota custody lawyers can make all the difference. There is little doubt that child custody disputes are the most complex and emotionally charged facets of a divorce or break up. The resolution of custody issues typically serves as a gateway to resolving the remaining parts of a divorce.

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Preparing for the future through an estate plan and a will are great ways to ensure your wishes are followed and your estate is settled.  When creating your plan, you will have to select individuals, like an executor of an estate, to work on your behalf.

What is an Executor of an Estate?

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After the first of the year, many people will start thinking about their taxes and putting together documentation for their accountants. If you are divorced and have children, this also includes who will claim the children on their income tax return. Your final judgment and decree should outline the specifics regarding joint children and taxes.

Stepparent adoptions can be complex proceedings. Courts generally try to preserve the biological parent-child relationship. However, when this is not in the best interest of the child, stepparent adoptions are allowed. Each stepparent adoption has two parts. The first involves an effort to “terminate” the rights of one of the biological parent and the adoption

Because your estate plan closely reflects your life, it is necessary to update it accordingly. In fact, many people will update their estate planning documents every five years.  This should include a Will, Health Care Directive, and Power of Attorney. A general rule of thumb is when major life events occur, such as having children