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Personal Property Arbitration in Divorce

It’s not surprising that people fight over their children in divorce. And it’s not surprising that they fight over big assets, like the house or retirement funds. (It’s not good, but it’s not surprising). But it IS  surprising how often peop… Read More
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How to Stay Married

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
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Dealing With Your Spouse’s Anger During Divorce

Divorce is a time when emotions run high—to put it mildly. Whether or not you chose the divorce, you can expect to feel everything from sorrow, rage, and anxiety to relief and even hope. Managing your own emotions is a challenge. Dealing with your… Read More
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Does Your Estate Plan Protect the Children From Your First Marriage?

Whether a marriage ends in divorce or due to the death of a spouse, it’s never easy. For many people, though, no matter how difficult a marriage or its aftermath, the silver lining is the children that came from the marriage. For many people who ar… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Dealing With a Crying Child at Parenting Time Transition

Transitions can be difficult for children, especially young children or kids with anxiety issues. One of the most difficult transitions for children can be moving back and forth between parents’ homes and dealing with joint custody schedules. One o… Read More
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Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Student Loan Debt?

These days, 70% of college graduates leave their years of higher education with not just a degree, but with student loan debt. The average student loan debt held by someone who borrowed for college is $37,132—that’s not small change. It often tak… Read More
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Six Things You Should Know About Minnesota Spousal Maintenance

Alimony, or spousal maintenance as it is called in Minnesota, is an issue of concern in many divorces. Some people worry that they won’t be able to make it financially after divorce without spousal maintenance; others worry that having to pay maint… Read More
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Seven Mistakes to Avoid in a DIY Divorce

We’ve been known to tell people in the past that getting a divorce is kind of like cutting your hair: sure, you CAN do it without the help of a professional—but you might not like the results. And with a divorce, you’ll have to live with the re… Read More
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Is Divorce Mediation the Best Option?

If you are thinking about divorce, you may be anticipating a long, drawn-out court process, and possibly a trial. The good news is, that the vast majority of divorces settle before trial. Trials are expensive, and most couples can find a way to resol… Read More
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Advantages of Using Our Family Wizard for Co-Parenting Communication

The key to successful co-parenting after a divorce or breakup  is effective communication. Unfortunately, miscommunication is all too easy, and a failure of communication can devolve into a spiral of blame and finger-pointing. Messages passed from o… Read More
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How to Change Your Name in Minnesota

Your name is an essential part of your identity; some people might argue it is the most essential part. Because your name is so interwoven with who you are, when you experience a major life change, it may feel right to change your name, too. One comm… Read More
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Tips for Using Zoom and Other Video Conferencing Software

As we continue to move forward forging a “new normal,” it seems that video conferencing is here to stay. Whether for business, educational, or personal use, video conferencing comes with a host of benefits that will likely continue to be a part o… Read More
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Why Unmarried Parents in Minnesota Need an Agreement

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This quote was probably coined for the business world, but it applies in a lot of other settings, too—including family law and child custody. Most people are reluctant to think about worst-case scenarios… Read More
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COVID-19, Lost Income, and Your Child Support

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone in different ways. While health issues are, of course, a concern, the virus is also having a serious financial impact on many families. If you or your co-parent has lost income due to COVID-19, how will… Read More
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Categories: Child Support
COVID-19 and Minnesota Pa…

COVID-19 and Minnesota Parenting Time: What’s Changed?

In the course of a few months, it seems like the world has turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The most mundane of activities, like grocery shopping or getting a haircut, have become impossible or unrecognizable. Mo… Read More
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Nov
19
It’s not surprising that people fight over their children in divorce. And it’s not surprising that they fight over big assets, like the house or retirement funds. (It’s not good, but it’s not surprising). But it IS  surprising how often peop… Read More
Nov
3
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
Oct
14
Divorce is a time when emotions run high—to put it mildly. Whether or not you chose the divorce, you can expect to feel everything from sorrow, rage, and anxiety to relief and even hope. Managing your own emotions is a challenge. Dealing with your… Read More

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