Adopting a Child with Special Needs

May 13, 2020

Adoption is a great way to expand your family.  Many families decide to adopt for a variety of reasons, and there are thousands of children waiting in foster care for their “forever home.”  Different families are suitable for different children, as every family and every child is unique.  Some studies suggest that up to forty […]

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Protecting Your Rights as an Unwed Father-to-Be

May 12, 2020

The structure of the typical American family has changed vastly over the last few decades.  It is no longer uncommon or even particularly taboo to have a child outside of wedlock.  Many couples with a stable and solid relationship choose to have a family even though they are not married.  That said, there are many […]

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Minnesota’s Safe Place for Newborns Law

May 11, 2020

Having a baby can be a wonderful occasion.  Many people are excited to welcome a new addition to their family, but this is not always the case.  Although there are many times a family is ready and willing to expand and care for an infant, there are times when the mother is not able to […]

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Inheritance After Adoption

May 6, 2020

Adoption is a great way to add to your family and provide love and stability for a child who needs a home.  Adoption has many legal requirements and in many cases comes at the end of a long legal battle with biological parents.  However it is accomplished, adoption will change forever the legal relationship between […]

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When to Consider Contested Step-Parent Adoption

April 3, 2020

Most people have heard the statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce.  Fewer people know, however, that almost 80% of divorced people go on to get married again.  Remarriage is a good new start for the couple, and if one or both of the spouses has children from a prior relationship or marriage, […]

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Integrating Your Adopted Child Into Your Family

January 9, 2020

Expanding your family is a wonderful time.  Adopting a child means you can enlarge your family while also providing stability and love to a child or multiple children.  Adoption can be a prolonged process with many technical requirements.  Once the process is over, you can start living your life and move forward together as a […]

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Adoption and Estate Planning

January 6, 2020

It is common knowledge that planning for the future is an important step to making sure your family enjoys stability and security both now and after you pass away.  Estate planning is a cornerstone in a well-done plan to cement your plans for the future.  Estate planning is important for families of any size and […]

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Special Needs Adoption

December 23, 2019

Adoption is a wonderful option to help families expand.  It is a joyous time to provide a family to a child who has none.  The child can bring love and depth to your family, and you can provide stability and affection.  There are many considerations that go into making the choice to adopt as well […]

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Adoption and Divorce

December 20, 2019

Adopting a child is a wonderfully happy occasion.  Adoption allows you to expand your family while also providing a child with a permanent and stable support structure.  On the other end of the spectrum in family law is divorce.  Divorce signals the end of a family structure and typically ushers in a period of uncertainty […]

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How Long Does the Adoption Process Take?

November 21, 2019

Most people understand that civil litigation can be complex and time consuming.  The adoption process is no exception to this.  When starting out on the adoption process, many people want to know how long it will take.  As with any other case, the answer is “it depends.”  Every family and case is different, so the […]

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