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What Happens if I Refuse to Sign Divorce Papers?

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
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Types of Divorce Dispute Resolution Options

Every marriage is different; so is every divorce. It only makes sense that there be different options to resolve divorce and other family law disputes. When most people think of divorce, they imagine a courtroom trial. The truth is that there are sev… Read More
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Categories: Relationships
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Scheduling Parenting Time When Co-Parenting in Different States

Parenting time is essential to keeping a child’s relationship with both parents strong when parents live in different households. What is now called “parenting time” was once commonly referred to as “visitation.” The term was changed becaus… Read More
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Update Your Estate Plan After Divorce

Divorce is a stressful process, and the last thing most people want when it’s over is to spend more time with a lawyer. We understand, and we don’t take that personally! Unfortunately, if you didn’t update your estate plan when you filed for di… Read More
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No-Fault Divorce Myths

No-Fault Divorce Myths

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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How Parental Alienation Affects Child Custody

Parental alienation involves sustained efforts by one parent (the alienating parent) to turn a child against the other parent (the targeted parent). In effect, the alienating parent engineers the child’s rejection of the other parent. This is gener… Read More
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Can I Control Whether My Ex’s Partner Sees My Kids?

One of the most challenging issues for parents after a divorce or breakup is introducing a new partner to the children. When it’s your partner, you can decide whether the time is right, and how your partner will interact with your children. But wha… Read More
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Contempt of Court in Family Law

We’ve all seen dramatic moments in movies or television shows in which a judge thunders, “You’re in contempt!” followed by a participant in a court proceeding being removed from the courtroom, presumably to a jail cell to think about their mi… Read More
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How to Avoid Probate in Minnesota

If you have never been involved in probating an estate, you may not be very familiar with the process. If you have served as a personal representative of an estate, you may be more familiar with probate than you want to be. This can be time-consuming… Read More
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Categories: Probate
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Tips for Handling the Different Aspects of Your Family Law Case

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

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

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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Could Paid Family Leave Become a National Policy in the U.S.?

Some of the hardest choices many of us face involve how we care for our loved ones. Do we put our newborn in daycare so that we won’t lose the job that supports them, or stay home with them and slash our budget? Do we stay by the hospital bedside o… Read More
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Categories: Children
child vaccination

How Divorced Couples Can Handle Vaccine—and Other Health—Disagreements for Their Child

In Minnesota, as in most states, courts prefer divorced parents to share joint legal custody of their children, which means making major decisions for the child as a team. Those major decisions include things like education and health care decisions,… Read More
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Understanding Tax Credits When You Have Children

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
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Apr
25
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
Mar
18
Every marriage is different; so is every divorce. It only makes sense that there be different options to resolve divorce and other family law disputes. When most people think of divorce, they imagine a courtroom trial. The truth is that there are sev… Read More
Mar
14
Parenting time is essential to keeping a child’s relationship with both parents strong when parents live in different households. What is now called “parenting time” was once commonly referred to as “visitation.” The term was changed becaus… Read More

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