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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, an…

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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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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How Divorce Affects Your…

How Divorce Affects Your Estate Plan (What to Do and When)

You may have heard that you should update your estate plan after every major life change, such as marriage or the birth of a child. Divorce is no different. And while making or updating an estate plan may have seemed like something to do for a day in… Read More
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How Does Your Attorney’s Bias Affect Your Divorce Settlement?

If you Google the phrase “attorney bias in divorce,” you will (as of this writing) get exactly zero exact hits. Judicial bias in divorce? Lots of hits. But here’s the thing: before family law judges become judges, almost all of them are attorne… Read More
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Protect Your Rights as the Non-Biological Parent in a Same-Sex Couple

If you have a child with your same-sex spouse of partner, the joys you experience are the same as those of any other parent. But if you are not your child’s biological parent, some of the challenges you face may be unique. For instance, heterosexua… Read More
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Changing Your Child’s S…

Changing Your Child’s School When You Have Joint Custody

As a parent, you’re used to making decisions for your child, both large and small. When you divorce or separate from your child’s other parent, though, things often change. Especially when you have a joint custody arrangement, certain decisions n… Read More
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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
Sep
11
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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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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