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How Divorced Couples Can Handle Vaccine—and Other Health—Disagreements for Their Child

In Minnesota, as in most states, courts prefer divorced parents to share joint legal custody of their children, which means making major decisions for… Read More
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How the ACEs Test Can Be Used in a Child Custody Case

In Minnesota, as in other states, child custody is decided based on what would be “in the best interests of the child.” The list of “best intere… Read More
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What is an “Unfit Parent?”

Even the best parents have insecurities about how they are performing in that role. It’s easy to wonder if you are being too strict, or too lenient,… Read More
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How Can a Mother Lose Custody of Her Child?

In decades past, it was common for mothers to be granted custody of the children in a divorce, with fathers being given “visitation,” having the c… Read More
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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 c… 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 prof… 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 fai… 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—i… 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… 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, th… 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 look… Read More
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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… Read More
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Is Your Drinking Affecting Your Parenting Time?

We live in a society that has normalized drinking, even drinking to excess. T-shirts that say “It’s beer o’clock.” Insulated travel coffee mug… Read More
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Home is Where the Heart is

In recent years, you may have noticed, some of the language around divorced parents and children has changed. What used to be called “visitation… Read More
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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 s… Read More
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