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MN Lawyer, Super Lawyer Jessica Sterle out of Duluth, MN

Top Honors for the Sterle Law Firm – Minnesota Super Lawyer Recognition (2022)

Sterle Law is proud to announce that Jessica Sterle has been recognized with top honors as a  Minnesota Super Lawyer in 2022. She was selected as a new addition to the Super Lawyers listing this year, following a rigorous selection process.  Inclusion in this important industry ranking validates the quality and exceptional performance of lawyers all over Minnesota. Each year, Super Lawyers conducts a stringent evaluation of lawyers to arrive ...
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Vaccinations and Immunizations: When Parents Cannot Decide

Nearly all parents figure out together how to address their child’s medical needs especially when involving vaccinations. It is uncommon for parents to disagree on the topic of vaccinating their children. Judges are rarely involved with deciding if and when a child ought to be vaccinated. The Covid-19 immunization is polarizing for some. It brings to the forefront the issue of Minnesota law says must be done if parents cannot ...
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Finally! Minnesota District Court Records Are Available Online

The Minnesota Court system has been working since 2015 to provide the public access to public court documents online. Instead of going to a courthouse or completing a document request form and providing it to court staff, you can now search by case number and read district court documents filed after July 1, 2015, from home sipping a cup of coffee while in your pajamas, at work during a lunch ...
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Do You Get a 2021 COVID-19 Stimulus Check If You Owe Child Support?

As a child support attorney, I've been receiving a lot of calls and emails asking, "I owe my ex child back support. Will the state child support office take this upcoming stimulus check?" The answer in Minnesota is no. Earlier in the week the House of Representatives still had to vote on the stimulus legislation, the American Rescue Plan. The legislation in its prior form states the federal stimulus rebate ...
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Judge Michael Cuzzo Elected As Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District

Beginning July 1, 2020, Lake County Judge Michael Cuzzo will be the chief judge of the Sixth Judicial District comprised of St. Louis, Carlton, Lake and Cook Counties.  As Chief Judge, he will manage the District’s administrative duties.  Read full article - Need support? Jessica proudly serves the Iron Range, Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor, and Cloquet, MN areas ...
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A spool of purple ribbon for October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the message, "Be safe. Get the help you need." Sterle Law

Domestic violence a ‘horror no one should have to live with’

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During a single year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. The coalition states that “1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as ...
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Actions of divorcing parents determine impacts on the kids

We all tend to seek comfort in our illusions, in the little white lies we tell ourselves. “I can stop any time I want,” is a lie addicts and alcoholics tell themselves. Divorcing couples find comfort in telling themselves that their divorce will not affect their children. July is National Child Centered Divorce Month. If you’re considering divorce, have begun the process, or are already divorced, you should know that ...
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Think Twice Before Representing Yourself In Court

Most of us are familiar with the old saying, “He who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.” In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that even an attorney, whose profession is representing clients in court, should not represent himself or herself. And yet the trend toward self-representation has grown significantly in recent years. The ramifications have not yet been fully recognized.One can represent oneself ...
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Plan Now to Limit Holiday Clashes with Exes

When we think of holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, everybody wants it to be a special time, especially for the children. Creating healthy memories is something we all want to do. Unfortunately, holidays are an especially stressful time for many families due to frantic busy-ness, crowds, and long lines in stores. On top of all this is anxiety about potential family conflicts. All too often, despite our best intentions, there’s ...
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Welcoming New Legal Assistant, Jill Ziemski!

Sterle Law is proud to announce and welcome Jill Ziemski as the firm’s new Legal Assistant. Ziemski will be responsible for office management, client hospitality, and general office duties. She joins the Sterle Law with 29 years of experience as a Legal Assistant. She has worked with ease aiding law firms’ efforts in managing their practices during her successful career. “I am thrilled to be part of the Sterle Law ...
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