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Handling Pensions in a Divorce

As everyone knows, part of divorce is dividing up the property you have accumulated during your marriage. Certain assets are easier to divide than others, of course. For example, it’s easy to determine the value of a bank account and to split up wh… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
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Advance Directives and Living Wills

Most people know that wills and trusts are part of estate planning, and have a general idea of what they are and what they are used for. But there is a lot more confusion around the terms “advance directives,” “advance health care directives,… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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What is the Difference Between Supervised and Unsupervised Parenting Time?

As a parent, you are probably used to seeing your child every day, in the most ordinary of ways: when they wake you up in the morning, when you have meals, when you read them a story and tuck them in at night. You don’t think of it as “parenting… Read More
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3 Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

You probably understand that making an estate plan is important to protect your future and your family. Like a lot of people, you may have put off estate planning despite knowing how important it is. After all, life is busy, and there are a lot of th… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Estate Planning for New Parents

As every new parent knows, welcoming a new child into the family can be a little overwhelming. There’s so much to learn and so much adjusting to do (often on much less sleep than you’re used to!). But in addition to learning to secure car seats a… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Second Parent vs. Stepparent Adoption

Adoption is a wonderful way to begin or grow your family, and there are many different types of adoption. One question that often comes up in discussions of adoption is, “What is second parent adoption? Is it the same thing as stepparent adoption?… Read More
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Categories: Adoption
At What Age Should You Make an Estate Plan?

At What Age Should You Make an Estate Plan?

If you’ve spent any time at all reading law blogs, you may have noticed that they often follow a certain format. The blog will ask a question, answer it with “it depends,” and then go on to talk about just what the answer depends on. It’s ref… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Does My Child Get Input Into Custody Decisions?

As adults, we tend to take it for granted that we have control over our life decisions, both minor (like what to make for dinner) and major (where we will live, and with whom). As parents, we make these decisions for our children. But what happens wh… Read More
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What is an Irrevocable Trust in Minnesota?

In recent years, an increasing number of people have incorporated trusts into their estate planning. Trusts are a popular estate planning tool in part because they avoid the probate process and give the creator of the trust (called the grantor, settl… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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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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