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Getting Through Divorce: When It Feels Worst, It’s About to Get Better

“It’s always darkest just before the dawn.” It’s a saying you’ve heard hundreds of times, and it’s usually said by someone standing in a different “time zone,” where they are already i… Read More
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Modifying Minnesota Spousal Support: Lessons from In re: Marriage of Madden

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently decided a case that could have implications for future cases involving spousal support in the state—not to mention existing spousal support cases. Let’s tak… Read More
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Categories: Costs in Divorce
Woman's Feet in Red Shoes Considering Which Direction to Go / Whether Divorce is the Best Option

When is Divorce the Best Choice?

When is divorce the best choice? Nobody plans to get divorced. Almost everyone who gets married hopes and believes it is the start of “happily ever after,” despite statistics that suggest almost h… Read More
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Understanding Contracts and Divorce

Let’s talk about contracts, especially contracts and divorce.  A contract has three elements to it. There is an offer, an acceptance and something lawyers call “consideration.”  So when you wa… Read More
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What is a Motion for Temporary Relief?

Before you file for divorce, you are simply married; After your divorce is granted, you are simply divorced, and  your divorce decree becomes the “private law” of your divorce. In between, while… Read More
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Categories: Legal Process
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Is Your Drinking Affecting Your Parenting Time?

We live in a society that has normalized drinking, even drinking to excess. T-shirts that say “It’s beer o’clock.” Insulated travel coffee mugs emblazoned with “This might be wine.” Most a… Read More
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Homemakers and Divorce: What You Need to Know

Marriage is a partnership, which means each spouse has his or her own role in making things work. When divorce happens, you need to figure out how to make everything work on your own. A spouse who nev… Read More
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Home is Where the Heart is

In recent years, you may have noticed, some of the language around divorced parents and children has changed. What used to be called “visitation,” for instance, is now called “parent… Read More
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Beyond Litigation: Know Your Divorce Options

If you have never been through a divorce, where did you learn what you know about divorce? Some people form their ideas about divorce from the experiences related by family and friends, or even from… Read More
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Categories: Legal Process
Sad Woman Concerned About Alcoholism Effects on Divorce

How Alcoholism Affects Your Divorce

Alcoholism never affects just the person with the disease. The entire family, whether they realize it or not, is involved. From children trying extra hard to “be good” to avoid making Dad… Read More
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Categories: Children, Relationships

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