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Custody Labels: Do They Matter in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, it used to matter a great deal, on multiple levels, how a parent’s custodial relationship to his or her child was described. Custo… Read More
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Co-Parenting: What Does It Really Mean for Minnesota Families?

When Minnesota parents divorce or separate, their relationship doesn’t end. Instead, it transforms from a romantic relationship into a co-parent… Read More
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Communicating Effectively With Your Child's Other Parent

If you have a child with another person, whether you’re divorced or have never been married, you know that it is impossible to completely sever… Read More
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The 2/2/5/5 Parenting Schedule: Important Considerations

Minnesota, like other states, operates on the premise that it is in a child’s best interests to have regular, frequent, and meaningful contact w… Read More
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School Choice

Its getting to be that time of year again, back to school. Which for some parents is a great relief, but for separated parents it can be quite stressf… Read More
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Hostility in your divorce - It's affecting your kids

Divorce is undoubtedly a challenging time as parents and children adjust to necessary changes in home life, daily routine, and new roles within the fa… Read More
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Helpful Books on Co-parenting

One of the most challenging aspects of any divorce can be learning how to cope with the changes that divorce brings, after the papers have been signed… Read More
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At What Age Can My Kid Decide to Live With Me?

For parents going through a divorce or attempting to modify a custody order, this is a question that is often on their minds.  Iin Minnesota, this qu… Read More
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How Can I Modify Child Custody?

A child custody order will invariably affect the wellbeing of your children and influence the dynamics of your family life.  We often hear from conce… Read More
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What is Child Maltreatment?

I spent 10 years working as an assistant county attorney in Southern Minnesota in the 90’s.  One of my duties was to sit on the child protectio… Read More
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Kids & Taxes: It’s not as easy as Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

One of the thorniest issues in a divorce or custody and parenting time matter is who gets to claim the kids on their income tax returns.  It should n… Read More
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Children's Bill of Rights

Children’s Bill of Rights We the children of the divorcing parents, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domesti… Read More
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