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Maury Devereau Beaulier

Maury Beaulier’s Legal Guides

72 total


  • The Divorce Trial in Minnesota

    What Happens At Trial? Any divorce matter may be resolve before trial with the parties reaching an agreement on the issues.If the parties are unable to reach an agreement on all issues, those issues that remain disputed would go to trial. that means, you can resolve portions of ...

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  • Mediation of Divorce in Minnesota

    WHAT IS MEDIATION In many states, mediation has gone from being an option to help resolve issues to a mandatory part of the court proceedings. That is particularly true in cases that involve divorce or custody disputes. Mediation is called an alternative dispute resolution pro...

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  • 2012 Minnesota Proposed Legislation for Shared Parenting

    Over the last few years, there has been a push in Minnesota seeking to significantly modify the child custody laws. The reformers argue that the present statutory system as applied has a discriminatory effect against fathers and that it fails to represent what is in the best inte...

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  • False Allegations of Abuse

    FIGHTING FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE October has been designated as "Domestic Violence" month. The goal of this declaration is to raise awareness about the high level of violence in families. However, it is also be a time to reflect on our laws, the inequities that they create and...

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  • Virtual Custody and Visitation in a Computer Age

    Virtual Visitation in the Computer Age In January 25, 2006, Wisconsin became the second state in the country to pass a law allowing Judges in family court cases to allow virtual (computer) visitation. Although Minnesota has no similar law, even in States where statutory enactment...

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  • Minnesota Supreme Court Rules on Urine Test for DWI cases

    The Minnesota Supreme Court decided the case of State v. Tanksley on February 8, 2012. That ruling allows the State to continue using urine tests in DWI cases despite the significantly flawed nature of the test in relationship to intoxication. First, alcohol in the bladder does ...

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  • Defenses of Minnesota's Vehicle Forfeiture Law and DWI Offenses

    Minnesota Statute section 169A.63 relates to vehicle forfeitures authorized by law where the driver has engaged in unlawful conduct related to DWI/DUI offenses and the vehicle was used in the commission of the offense. The term offenses refers both to DWI criminal convictions and...

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  • Minnesota's License Plate Impoundment Challenges

    Under Minnesota law, in certain circumstances including those related to driving without a valid license and DWI offense/Implied Consent violations, the state has the authority to take the license plates off of a motor vehicle and destroy them. This is commonly called an Administ...

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  • Minnesota DWI - How Long is Ten Years?

    State v. Wertheimer The Minnesota Supreme Court was asked to analyze a precise time calculation in the case of State v. Werthheimer in its decision rendered on April 22, 2010. In that case, Mr.

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  • Minnesota Marijuana Charges

    Criminal Penalties 1. 100 kilograms or more; 1st degree controlled substance crime; Up to 30 years and $1 million. 2. 50 kilograms or more; 2nd degree controlled substance crime; Up to 25 years and $

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