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Contempt of Court in Family Law

February 9th, 2022
We’ve all seen dramatic moments in movies or television shows in which a judge thunders, “You’re in contempt!” followed by a participant in a court proceeding being removed from the courtroom, presumably to a jail cell to think about their mi… Read More
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Is Divorce Mediation the Best Option?

July 21st, 2020
If you are thinking about divorce, you may be anticipating a long, drawn-out court process, and possibly a trial. The good news is, that the vast majority of divorces settle before trial. Trials are expensive, and most couples can find a way to resol… Read More
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How to Change Your Name in Minnesota

July 2nd, 2020
Your name is an essential part of your identity; some people might argue it is the most essential part. Because your name is so interwoven with who you are, when you experience a major life change, it may feel right to change your name, too. One comm… Read More
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What is a Default Hearing in a Minnesota Divorce?

June 27th, 2019
Sometimes, if you ignore a problem long enough, it will just go away. More often, ignoring a problem means it just becomes a bigger problem. With legal issues, this is typically the case. Ignoring a summons and petition for dissolution (divorce) does… Read More
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What's the Difference Between a Petition and a Stipulated Judgment and Decree?

June 6th, 2019
In Minnesota, divorce is formally referred to as “dissolution of marriage,” and the terms are used interchangeably. There are documents required to start a Minnesota divorce and to conclude it, and other documents that may need to be filed in bet… Read More
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What is a Motion for Temporary Relief?

December 20th, 2018
Before you file for divorce, you are simply married; After your divorce is granted, you are simply divorced, and your divorce decree becomes the “private law” of your divorce. In between, while you are still technically married, your relationship… Read More
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Beyond Litigation: Know Your Divorce Options

August 21st, 2018
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 television shows and movies. While some of that inf… Read More
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How to Use Parenting Consultants in Your Divorce

May 21st, 2018
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 much more difficult. Since your children are at the h… Read More
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How Does Stepparent Adoption Work in Minnesota?

April 20th, 2018
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 part of a blended family in which the stepparent has… Read More
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What Happens When One Parent Moves Out of State?

March 20th, 2018
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 is a new job opportunity or transfer out of state… Read More
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Unmarried and Pregnant in Minnesota? Five Things You Need to Know

December 20th, 2017
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 available to you. Being unmarried and pregnant presents so… Read More
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Five Things to Know About Changing Your Name in Minnesota

November 20th, 2017
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 got married, changing their names again after a d… Read More
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Are Judges the Best Way to Find Justice in Your Divorce?

September 20th, 2017
“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 declaring them right and their spouse wrong. In this fanta… Read More
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Social Media and Orders for Protection

August 14th, 2017
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 place. It is important to understand the implications of… Read More
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Divorce for Professionals: Tips for Busy Professionals Facing Divorce

April 20th, 2017
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 worried about the impact that the divorce will have… Read More