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Changing Your Relationship Status

For some people, a change in marital or relationship status is necessary, and it is important that the process is conducted efficiently and competently to achieve the best possible resolution. The different types of marital/relationship status changes and methods of protecting your assets in the event of a marital status change include:

Divorce changes marital status from married to single. However, with a legal separation, a couple remains married, but changes status in that a separation indicates that the couple is no longer residing together and have otherwise legally severed ties (with the exception of the bonds of matrimony). A nuptial agreement specifies certain terms within the marriage, such as what would happen in case the couple should divorce and whether certain assets may stay with a specific spouse. A nuptial agreement can also include provisions with certain wishes as to how each spouse wants their affairs handled by the other in the event one of them passes away.

THE LEGAL HELP YOU NEED

When you decide to change your marital status through divorce or separation, or to utilize nuptial agreements to plan for the handling of assets and property before or during marriage (prenuptial or postnuptial), it is important to have an attorney advocate on your behalf and assure that agreements are fair, enforceable, and in compliance with Minnesota law.

Scheduling a free consultation is a great place to start.  Getting information and answers to your questions will help you understand all your options so that you can make an informed decision about moving forward.

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LawPay’s Secured Credit Card Vault

LawPay’s Card Vault stores preferred payment methods in a secure vault. Card Vault and LawPay are 100% PCI compliant. This means it follows all industry and jurisdictional regulations, standards, and best practices.

There are two ways to store payment information: Add New Card or Request Card.

When the Add New Card method is used, the firm inputs the payment information received from a client over the phone. Note that Baker Vicchiollo Law does not accept or send credit card information via email due to security risks. The Request Card method is when the firm sends an email that includes a link which the client uses to input payment information themselves.

After the credit card or eCheck bank information is collected and vaulted, only the last four digits of the card and expiration date will be visible. The client is also able to input multiple payment methods such as a credit card and eCheck to have on file. As the client fills out the vault form, they’ll also be required to give the firm authorization to make charges, in accordance with the signed retainer agreement.

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An approved application establishes a creditor – debtor relationship between Affirm and the applicant. Baker Vicchiollo Law LLC is not party to this relationship or to this financing agreement.

Loan amount variable from $150 to $17,500. Interest rate between 10% – 30% based on credit worthiness. Flexible repayment terms from 3 to 24 months.

Payment Options

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Baker Vicchiollo Law
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3300 Edinborough Way Ste 550
Edina  MN  55435

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An automated email will be sent to our office notifying us of your electronic payment. You will also receive confirmation and receipt for your payment via email.

Contact our office for payment assistance at: (952) 405-2050, extension 2098, or ask to speak to a paralegal.

LawPay PCI Compliance

What is PCI compliance and why is it important?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards set in place by the major card brands (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB). Its purpose is to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment to prevent this information from being stolen or compromised. The standard was originally adopted in 2006 and requires businesses to complete an annual compliance questionnaire regarding the way credit card information is handled in their office.

Is LawPay PCI certified?

Yes, LawPay is PCI DSS certified. ControlScan, a VISA Qualified Security Assessor, has independently audited LawPay and certified that LawPay is PCI DSS compliant. LawPay’s online portal is certified as a Level 1 Service Provider, the highest security level available.