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Divorces increasing in light of COVID? 

A recent Star Tribune article indicates that divorce-related internet searches are up since COVID started in March. While it’s not based on actual filing data (and in MN, many divorces aren’t filed until well after they are served or negotiated), it seems to echo the anecdotal evidence by many of my colleagues. It hypothesizes that even though quarantining may […]

COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Options

You may have heard that one of the provisions of the CARES Act, is that there is currently a moratorium on foreclosures of federal loans, and in fact, upon request, you can request that all payments stop for six months, and then request another six month extension. What happens then has been a mixed bag […]

Current Theisen Law policies under COVID-19

At this juncture, we can continue working from home, and serving our clients via phone, email, and fax. Mail is forwarded home. We keep limited hours at the office but can pick up documents there.   We anticipate gradually reopening within the next month. All meetings will be done by appointment, at the Anoka office only. […]

Gov. Walz Suspends Garnishments

Governor Tim Walz just issued an executive order halting any garnishment of bank accounts or wages for consumer debts. Violators are subject to a $25,000 penalty. There is an exception for child support.   Also, consistent with what we already understood, he clarified that in Minnesota, stimulus checks are “relief based on need” and therefor exempt […]