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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 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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Three Ways Divorce Affects Your Income Tax

Divorce obviously changes a lot of things in your life, but it’s not until the April following your divorce that you might realize one of them: divorce affects your income tax. Whether you’re in the process of negotiating your divorce settlement… Read More
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Co-Parenting Through Family Changes

A client once said to me, “Life is like a video game: you master the challenges on the level where you are, and then you level up, and everything gets turned upside down. There’s a whole new set of challenges you need to figure out and master.”… Read More
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Why Divorce Hits Men Hard (And What to Do About It)

One often-repeated statement about divorce is that afterward, women’s standard of living goes down, while men’s goes up. While this isn’t universally true, it often is, and it leads to a stereotype of men living it up after divorce, throwing mo… Read More
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Retirement Accounts in Divorce: Asset or Income?

For many Minnesota couples, retirement accounts such as pensions and 401(k)s figure prominently in the divorce settlement. To the extent that money in these accounts accumulated during the marriage, it is marital property subject to division in divor… Read More
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How Single Dads Can Get More Time With Their Kids (and Make the Most of It)

As a single father, whether you are divorced or were never married to your child’s mother, you might sometimes feel like you are on the outside looking in. In Minnesota, we use the term “parenting time” rather than the old term “visitation”… Read More
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Paying Your Bills While G…

Paying Your Bills While Going Through Divorce

For almost everyone, divorce is a time of financial stress and uncertainty. You may be worried about needing to pay child support or spousal maintenance (or whether you will receive adequate support if you need it). Whether paying or receiving suppor… Read More
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How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?

Financial issues are a big part of divorce: how you will divide marital assets; whether you will pay or receive spousal maintenance (and how much); how much child support there will be. With all of these immediate financial concerns, Social Security… Read More
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Signing Up for Medicare: What You Need to Know

Is your 65th birthday looming? If so, you are in good company: for about the next decade, 10,000 people every day will reach that milestone in the United States, which will qualify them for Medicare. If you are approaching the age of Medicare eligibi… Read More
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What is the Process for Getting a QDRO?

Of all the property that must be divided in a Minnesota divorce, retirement accounts are among the most challenging to split up. Often the asset is partly marital and partly non-marital, which poses its own challenges. The real issue is that pensions… Read More
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Strife After Death: Why You Need an Estate Plan

If you don’t have a will or an estate plan in place, the first thing you should know is that you’re not alone. According to a 2017 survey conducted by Caring.com, only 40 percent of American adults have a will or an estate plan.  Take Prince, fo… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Five Divorce Survival Tips for Dads

Divorce ends a marriage, but it shouldn’t end a relationship between a parent and children. For too many fathers, unfortunately, divorce causes the threads of this all-important relationship to begin to fray. The damage may be intentional, as with… Read More
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Who Gets the Pets When You Divorce?

Divorce can be difficult on so many levels—not having your kids around all the time; the financial struggles; possibly having to move out of your home; and the loss of the dream of what marriage was supposed to be. At least you can take comfort in… Read More
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Can You Trust Your Spouse in Your Divorce

Can you trust your spouse in your divorce? In some cases, the answer is an obvious “no.” Your spouse has proven untrustworthy during the marriage; that may even be the reason for the breakdown of your marriage. But in other situations, t… Read More
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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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