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Beyond Litigation: Know Your Divorce Options

If you have never been through a divorce, where did you learn what you know about divorce? Some people form their ideas about divorce from the experiences related by family and friends, or even from…
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How to Use Parenting Consultants in Your Divorce

Raising children with another person is a challenge even when you are married. When you are divorcing, with separate households, different parenting styles, and your own rules, things often become muc…
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How Does Stepparent Adoption Work in Minnesota?

We deal with many family transitions in our law office, but one of the most joyful in which we get to take part is the creation of a new family through stepparent adoption. Many of our clients are par…
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What Happens When One Parent Moves Out of State?

When a couple breaks up or divorces, one or both partners may need to move on in a literal, as well as an emotional, sense. Sometimes that involves a move outside the state of Minnesota. Perhaps there…
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Unmarried and Pregnant in Minnesota? Five Things You Need to Know

If you’re having a baby, but you’re not married to the baby’s father, you may have a lot of questions about your rights, the father’s rights, and some of the resources availabl…
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Five Things to Know About Changing Your Name in Minnesota

Divorce involves many changes, both internal and external, and legal, emotional, financial, and social. For many people, primarily women (but a growing number of men) who changed their names when they…
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Are Judges the Best Way to Find Justice in Your Divorce?

“I want my day in court!” We hear this over and over from clients, usually those who have been privately wronged and want to be publicly vindicated in a court of law, with a judge declarin…
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Social Media and Orders for Protection

While social media can wrap its tendrils around several aspects of a family law case, one of the more serious impacts social media can have is in cases where an Order for Protection (OFP) is in plac…
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How Can a Grandparent or Third Party Adopt a Child?

Children need love, guidance, care, and protection. Usually parents provide that care, often with the support of other adults in the child’s life. But as we all know, there are times when biolog…
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Divorce for Professionals: Tips for Busy Professionals Facing Divorce

Divorce is never easy. But if you’re a busy professional, such as a physician, dentist, certified professional accountant, or an attorney, divorce holds special challenges for you. You may be wo…

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