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2015 Client Distinction Award

Linda A. Olup was recently one of the attorneys awarded the 2015 Client Distinction award by Martindale Hubbell, a rating that is given by clients for whom Linda has provided representation.  Earning the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award is an achievement that less than 1% of the more than 900,000 lawyers in the U.S. have achieved.

2015 Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota

Linda A. Olup was again named to the 2015 Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list by Super Lawyers, which is featured in the April 2015 issue of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Linda has been working in the area of family law since 1975 when she became one of the first law students in Minnesota to […]

Linda Olup named 2013 Minnesota Super Laywer; other associates also honored

Olup & Associates is having a banner year! Every eligible attorney at our firm is a Super Lawyer or Rising Star for 2013. We are proud to announce that Linda A. Olup has again been named to the Minnesota Super Lawyer’s® list for 2013, designating her as one of the top attorneys in the state. Linda is one of a handful of lawyers who has been named to every Super Lawyer’s® list since its inception in 1991. Each year, only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

2013 Legislative Changes Affecting Marriage and Divorce In Minnesota

August 1st is the day on which the majority of changes to Minnesota law go into effect. Most years this date comes and goes with little fanfare. This year was different. Minnesota became the thirteenth state to permit same sex marriage and high profile wedding ceremonies began at midnight on August 1. In addition to the passage of same sex marriage, there are other changes to the law that may have a significant impact on those already divorced and those beginning the process.

What is the difference between a Parenting Time Expeditor and a Parenting Consultant?

A parenting time expeditor, sometimes referred to as a P.T.E., is a neutral person used in family law cases to mediate, and if necessary, arbitrate parenting time disputes. The authority given to a parenting time expeditor is statutory based and requires that the parenting time expeditor first attempt to resolve a parenting time dispute by facilitating negotiations between the parties.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: A New Trend in the Future of Family Law

The use of litigation, for years the only means of resolving disputes, is no longer favored as the line of first defense in cases especially when children are involved, whether in a case of marriage dissolution or paternity.

How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Minnesota?

​The cost of a divorce can range from less than $1,000 to more than $1 million, depending on the income of the parties, the value of the assets, the issues in dispute, the area of the country in which the divorce is occurring, the level of hostilities between the parties, what the parties want to accomplish, and how much they are willing to spend.