Silver Divorce

March 22, 2018

During a marriage, spouses spend a lot of time planning for their future and their retirement together. However, just as sometimes marriages will break down soon after the wedding or even ten years later, people approaching retirement age sometimes also find that they are facing divorce. The number of divorces for those over fifty years […]

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Custody and Alcohol

March 21, 2018

It is an unfortunate fact that heavy and dangerous alcohol use is prevalent in our society. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 15.1 million adults ages eighteen and over have Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcohol is not a de facto dangerous substance when used wisely and in moderation, but when abused, […]

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Past Crimes and Custody – What Matters and What Doesn’t

March 20, 2018

At the end of any divorce or custody case, a judge will make a determination regarding custody and parenting time. This decision will be based on what is in the child’s best interest. A just must consider the factors set forth in Minnesota Statute § 518.17 when making this determination. These factors focus on ensuring […]

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The Importance of Self-Care During Divorce

March 19, 2018

It is no secret that divorce and separation are incredibly difficult for everyone involved. This is true in every sense, including emotionally, financially, and sometimes even physically. In the chaos and instability of divorce litigation, it can be easy to let your own self-care fall by the wayside while trying to juggle all of the […]

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How Can Co-Parenting Classes Help You?

March 16, 2018

Parenting in cooperation with your spouse or partner can be difficult. People often have very definite ideas on what is in the best interest of their children, and even in the most stable and strong relationship, these conflicting ideas can cause some friction. When a relationship falls apart and a couple is facing divorce or […]

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Do I Need to Call CPS On My Former Spouse?

March 15, 2018

Parents work hard to make sure that their children are happy, healthy, and above all, safe. It can be a daunting task protecting your child from the common dangers in the world, ranging from online predators to drunk drivers to school bullies. In some unfortunate situations, parents may be concerned that it is the other […]

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Dealing With Anger in Your Divorce

March 14, 2018

Divorce and child custody cases inevitably lead to some complicated and unpleasant emotions. This is true not only for the adults involved in the case, but also their children. Before, during, and after the divorce or separation, the adults and the children may experience a higher degree of anxiety, instability, and anger then they ever […]

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Enforcing a Child Custody Order

March 13, 2018

Many co-parents who have been through a divorce or custody case will disagree on the interpretation of the child custody order at some point in the future. In the optimal case, co-parents will be able to civilly discuss their differences and resolve their conflict, but this is not always the case. Unfortunately, in many cases, […]

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Divorce and Your Credit Rating

March 12, 2018

Divorce can place a lot of emotional and financial stress on the parties involved. Dividing up marital assets and debts is a long and sometimes complicated task. When making this division, people will often focus on the dollars and cents of the transaction and the emotional issues involved, but will overlook a very important potential […]

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Summer Break After Separation – Tips to Make Vacation Run Smoothly

March 9, 2018

All year long, school aged children look forward to summer vacation. It is a time when children can relax and enjoy time with their friends and family without worrying about projects, deadlines, or homework. After a divorce or separation, children will still be just as eager to have a couple of months off of school, […]

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