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Surviving a Second Marriage

February 21st, 2023
Everyone loves a love story with a happy ending. Everyone who gets married, and everyone who loves the happy couple, hopes that the wedding is the start of their “happily ever after.” Unfortunately, for 50% of first marriages, statistics tell us… Read More
A multi-ethnic blended family having fun at the park sitting on a bench together. The mother is African-American and father is Caucasian. Their two little boys are twins, almost 3 years old. The three girls, 11 to 15 years old, are from prior relationships and are the boys' half-sisters.

Tips for Blended Family Success

November 15th, 2022
After going through a divorce or a breakup that leaves you a single parent, finding love again and getting engaged feels wonderful. Suddenly, the dreams of a happy family that were dashed by your divorce are alive once more, only this time, you’re… Read More
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What Happens if I Refuse to Sign Divorce Papers?

April 25th, 2022
Sometimes, spouses agree on the need to end their marriage, and beginning the divorce process is uneventful. But often, one spouse wants the divorce and the other doesn’t. A question we often hear is, “What happens if I refuse to sign the divorce… Read More
No-Fault Divorce Myths

No-Fault Divorce Myths

February 24th, 2022
No-fault divorce has been available in Minnesota for nearly five decades, which means that it has been state law for longer than most Minnesotans have been married. Even so, we encounter a lot of misconceptions about what no-fault divorce is and how… Read More
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Tips for Handling the Different Aspects of Your Family Law Case

December 23rd, 2021
Going through a divorce or other family law case is stressful all on its own. But what happens when you have multiple family law cases going on at once or have a criminal or administrative case that intersects with your family law cases? How do you d… Read More
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How Gray Divorce Affects Your Estate Plan

December 17th, 2021
The incidence of divorce among couples in their fifties, sixties, and beyond has nearly doubled in the past thirty years. The reasons for the increase in so-called “gray divorces” are many and varied, but the outcome is that more and more older c… Read More
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How to Navigate Delays in Family Court

December 6th, 2021
It seems as if COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of life: working, going to school, traveling, entertainment, worship services, and even how we get along at home. The pandemic has also made it harder to get things we want — from toilet paper in 2… Read More
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Understanding Tax Credits When You Have Children

October 18th, 2021
There are many reasons that divorcing or separating parents argue over custody of their children. While gaining a tax advantage may not be the primary reason to seek custody of a child, historically, there have been federal tax benefits associated wi… Read More

How Long After a Divorce Can You Remarry?

July 6th, 2021
After a divorce, many people vow never to get married again. Some keep that promise to themselves, and others change their minds when they meet the right person after the pain of divorce has faded. Then there are those who want a remarriage as soon a… Read More
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How to Handle Divorcing a Narcissist

June 7th, 2021
Many factors can complicate a divorce, but the goal of both spouses is usually to get through the process with as little stress and drama as possible. That’s why roughly 95% of divorces settle; people would prefer to avoid an ugly court battle (and… Read More
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Tips for Getting a Divorce Without a Lawyer

May 7th, 2021
Most divorce lawyers will tell you that getting a divorce without a lawyer is a terrible idea. Now, coming from people who make their living helping people get divorced, that advice might sound self-serving—but it’s often right. Sometimes, the mo… Read More
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Divorce Mediation Tips for Success

March 23rd, 2021
At Mundahl Law, we are big believers in family mediation, especially in divorce. Divorce mediation is almost always less stressful and less expensive than a divorce trial. Even more important, it gives you much more control over the terms of your div… Read More
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No-Fault Divorce in Minnesota: What You Need to Know

January 6th, 2021
No-fault divorce has been around in Minnesota since 1974, and the term is familiar to most people. Yet most people don’t think about what “no-fault” divorce means until they are in the process of seeking a divorce themselves. Let’s talk a lit… Read More
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Divorce Settlement Agreement vs. Divorce Trial

December 7th, 2020
There are two ways to get a divorce in Minnesota: reach a settlement agreement sometimes called a Marital Termination Agreement at some point in the divorce process, or go to trial. Many people enter the divorce process in a state of heightened emoti… Read More
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How to Stay Married

November 3rd, 2020
It might seem counterintuitive for a divorce attorney to want to give advice on how to stay married. After all, as family law attorneys, most of our business comes from people who are ending their marriages. When a divorce is necessary, we get a cert… Read More