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Understanding the Divorce Process: The Four Phases of Divorce

May 29th, 2024
One of the most challenging aspects of divorce for most people is not knowing what to expect. Lack of familiarity with the divorce process can make it feel like life is out of control, at a time when you are already dealing with major upheaval. At Mu… Read More
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3 Important Facts to Consider When it Comes to Your Estate Plan

May 20th, 2024
Most people know they should have a will drafted — but what they might not realize is that there are a number of estate planning strategies that can be used to carry out their objectives. Significantly, estate planning is crucial for people of all… Read More
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Does the Surviving Spouse Automatically Inherit Everything in Minnesota?

April 29th, 2024
Many people think if they are married, they do not need to create an estate plan because their spouse will automatically inherit everything. But while surviving spouses have certain statutory rights in Minnesota, they are not always entitled to the d… Read More
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I’ve Been Served With Divorce Papers. Now What?

April 22nd, 2024
Maybe you and your spouse have discussed divorce, and you have been anticipating this moment. Or perhaps you had no idea that your spouse was thinking about divorce, and you’ve just been blindsided by a process server handing you divorce papers. Ei… Read More
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How Do Prenups Affect Estate Plans?

March 20th, 2024
People often think of prenuptial agreements as a safeguard in the event a marriage fails. However, they can also be used in connection with estate planning. Not only can a prenup agreement help to avoid unintended consequences when it comes to who wi… Read More
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What is a Divorce by Default?

February 20th, 2024
You’ve probably seen a movie or TV show where one spouse wants a divorce, the other doesn’t, and the spouse seeking to get unhitched has to chase the reluctant spouse down to get them to sign divorce papers. Sometimes, just to add spice, the spou… Read More
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Talking Estate Planning in the New Year

January 17th, 2024
There’s no better time to commit to creating an estate plan — or review one you already have in place — than the new year. Although it might not be the most exciting New Year’s resolution you make, creating a comprehensive estate plan is a vi… Read More
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Dealing with Narcissists and Other Personality Disorders in Your Divorce

December 21st, 2023
Divorce is never easy, even under the best of circumstances. But when you are divorcing a narcissist or someone with another personality disorder such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), divorce can be a living nightmare. You’re trying to get… Read More
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What Does it Mean to Fund a Trust?

November 16th, 2023
A trust is a crucial estate planning tool that can help ensure your wishes are carried out not only upon your passing, but also during your lifetime. When properly set up, a trust can avoid probate, allow you to remain in control of your assets, and… Read More
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What is a Substantial Change of Circumstances for Child Support?

October 23rd, 2023
A couple that divorces when their children are small, or parents who never married, may find themselves co-parenting together for almost two decades. That’s a long time, and a lot is likely to change over that period. At the outset, parents may agr… Read More
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Financial Planning for Life After Divorce

September 22nd, 2023
Divorce can have a profound impact on various facets of your life, particularly your financial circumstances. Once your marriage ends, you will no longer have two incomes to rely on and you will find yourself solely responsible for your financial fut… Read More
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What is a Substantial Change of Circumstances for Custody?

August 28th, 2023
As any divorced parent knows, family law matters like child custody, parenting time schedules, and child support aren’t really over even when they’re over. If you have young children, your custody, parenting time, and child support orders may be… Read More
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Should You Give Your Children Equal Inheritance?

August 7th, 2023
One dilemma that many parents face when making their estate plan is the question of whether to divide their estate equally among their children. The answer to that question depends heavily on the circumstances, and will vary from family to family. Pa… Read More
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What is Parenting Time Interference, and What Can You Do About It?

July 19th, 2023
Child custody and parenting time can be among the most contentious issues when parents divorce or decide to live separately. It may take a great deal of negotiating, and sometimes litigating, to establish a parenting time schedule. If you have been a… Read More
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How Much Detail Do I Need to Put in My Will?

July 10th, 2023
A last will and testament is the foundation of most estate plans. Many of our clients, when creating a will, wonder just how specific they should be with the provisions. It’s a good question, and one that deserves exploration. On one hand, if you a… Read More