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The Five Most Commonly Broken and Overlooked Laws

The average American citizen tries to follow the rules and is as law-abiding as they come. If you ask that average citizen if they’ve ever broken any laws, they will probably laugh you off and say “of course not.” Are they lying? Actually, many… Read More
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Actions to Follow or Avoid After a Car Accident

If you have been unfortunate enough to have experienced an auto accident, then you may be familiar with the protocol that you have to take. There are certain do’s and do not’s that may help ease your stress and help you to efficiently recover fro… Read More
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How to Keep Your Spirits Up After An Injury

While it may be tempting to binge-watch Netflix movies throughout your recovery phase, keeping your mind active and focused on a productive task will keep your spirits up following an injury. Is there a task that you have been putting off? Now may be… Read More
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Tips for Divorcing Parents

At Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson, PLC, we work closely with divorcing parents to get through one of the most difficult times of their adult life. In some cases, Alternative Dispute Resolution (alternatives such as mediation and arbitrati… Read More
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Changes to Minnesota's Spousal Maintenance Laws

A change in a Minnesota state law known as Spousal Maintenance, or alimony, has many divorced couples thinking about their futures. Our Divorce Attorney Jake Erickson discusses the details about this change more in-depth and how it will affect indivi… Read More
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The Top Seven Reasons To Hire A Lawyer

In important cases that can determine the future of your personal records, business transitions, finances, and lifestyle, hiring the proper attorney can make a world of difference. While some instances might seem like you don’t need to hire a lawye… Read More
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Tips to Prevent Summertime Injuries

Summertime is one of the busiest seasons. With much fun and many adventures to be had, it is important to stay safe; accidents do happen. Make sure to keep these tips in mind when participating in your favorite summer activities: 1. Boating Safety Wh… Read More
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Repairing the Damage: Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

A car accident can be unexpected and unnerving. The best advice to get through an accident is to remain calm and keep a steady head on your shoulders. Keep these steps in mind as you process the aftermath of an auto accident: Move into a safe area. I… Read More
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A Spring Message From Mr. T

Spring gives us a chance to clean up our messes. Issues that we have been putting off all winter long. Were you in a car accident? Are you ready to move on from your current relationship? Have you been putting off writing your will? I pity the fool w… Read More
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Salaried Employees are Exempt from Being Paid for Overtime, Right?

Yes, so far, but . . . A recent rule change to the Fair Labor Standards Act will affect many small businesses with salaried employees. The rule increases the employee salary-threshold requirements from the current $23,660 per year to $50,440: a jump… Read More
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