A married couple committing child maltreatment.

What is Child Maltreatment?

August 28th, 2013
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 protection team. It consisted of child protection workers, lay community members, a doctor from the Mayo Clinic… Read More
A concept image of high asset divorce.

The Complex or High Asset Divorce

August 5th, 2013
One of the most challenging aspects for a couple going through a divorce is deciding how to divide property. This is particularly true for spouses with sizable assets, such as a family-owned or closely-held business, a vacation home, investment prope… Read More
Lawyers executing cooperative law.

Defining Cooperative Law

June 24th, 2013
Family law attorneys have named a process that many of us already utilize. It differs from collaborative law in several ways. I thought many of you would be interested in learning more about the process. The following is from the Cooperative Law Proc… Read More
the wedding for a same sex couple.

Same-Sex Marriage in Minnesota

June 3rd, 2013
On 14 May 2013, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill, which legally recognizes the marriage of two individuals of the same sex. Several years earlier, similar bills were introduced to congress, but gained little support. The current law, which… Read More
Dividing debt in a divorce with an unhappy couple.

Dividing Debt in a Divorce

April 2nd, 2013
One of the most difficult issues for a couple to address during a divorce surrounds the question of how to divide what they own. Even more challenging can be the task of dividing what they owe. Dividing debt in divorce has become an increasingly comm… Read More
Woman looking over tax credits with her child.

Kids & Taxes: It’s not as easy as Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

March 12th, 2013
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 not be done by going eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Understanding the ins and outs of the federal and state ta… Read More
The signing of a divorce between small business owners.

Minimizing Impact of Divorce on a Small Business

February 5th, 2013
Divorce can be a challenging period of transition in the life of any individual. People are surrounded by emotion and anxiety as legal and financial matters are sorted out. It can take time for the couple to adapt to a new phase in their lives. It sh… Read More
A successful divorce mediation taking place with an attorney.

Successful Divorce Mediation

October 23rd, 2012
I think that most people have heard horror stories about divorce. One spouse may try to take everything from the other, they won’t sign the papers, or they are fighting over the rights to custody as if their children are objects to be won. Whatever… Read More
An attorney helping a family settle your divorce.

Ten Good Reasons to Settle Your Divorce

June 1st, 2012
Like death and taxes, divorce is a fact of modern life. There are many good reasons to settle one’s divorce without a trial, here are our Top 10 Reasons to Settle Your Divorce: Divorce does not eliminate joint debts. Some people apparently think fi… Read More
Witness testifying in court for a family law case.

Tips for Witnesses

May 29th, 2012
Many of those who have been called to testify in a court or jury trial often find it difficult to feel at ease on the big day. Your anxiety about appearing as a witness in court could damage what may be a crucial testimony for your case. The testimon… Read More