Medical Records and Subpoenas in Family Law

January 21, 2019

Divorce is a very personal proceeding.  In your divorce, you may need to discuss very private matters, such as finances or extra-marital affairs.  One way that this information may be exchanged during your divorce will be through a process called discovery.  In discovery, either side may ask any question that is reasonably designed to lead […]

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Stay-at-Home Parents versus Working Parents – Who Is the Better Choice for Primary Custodian

January 18, 2019

During a marriage, the spouses lean on each other for love and support.  The way a household is run will vary from family to family, with each family finding its own way to make day to day activities and responsibilities go smoothly.  One of the most important allocation of responsibilities will be how the parenting […]

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Your Child’s Medication and Divorce

January 17, 2019

Our understanding of science and medicine is growing every year.  Doctors are constantly gaining new understanding of physiological and psychological conditions, and that allows them to develop appropriate treatment plans tailored for each patient.  This is especially helpful when the patient is a child.  When a child has special medical or psychological needs, it is quite possible that […]

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Involving Your Child In Mediation and Litigation

January 15, 2019

Child custody is often one of the most disputed areas in family law.  Both parents likely have a very particular idea of what is best for the children, and these ideas will sometimes not align.  Parents work hard to bring as much evidence as possible to court in order to support their respective positions to […]

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Why Did I Lose My Custody Case?

January 7, 2019

Issues about child custody are often the hardest-fought battles in family law.  Child custody can also be one of the most subjective determinations.  When there is a contested child custody issue that a court needs to decide, the judge will make the decision based on particular factors set out in the Minnesota statutes.  These factors […]

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Sole Physical Custody and Why It Is Sometimes Awarded

December 13, 2018

Every parent only wants to keep his or her child safe from harm.  In the optimal situation, the parents will work together to ensure the child’s well-being and safety.  Even in the most acrimonious of divorces, the parties still want to make sure that their children are safe and well cared for.  Minnesota statute provides […]

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“Allocation of Parental Responsibilities” – What Does That Mean?

December 11, 2018

Parenting and custody issues are often some of the most highly disputed issues during any divorce case.  Parenting together with a partner during a harmonious marriage or relationship is difficult, and when the relationship falls apart, co-parenting can become even more challenging.  During a divorce or custody case, a court will need to make a […]

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Death and Child Support

November 29, 2018

At the end of a marriage or relationship where the parties share a child or children, the court will almost always make an order for child support.  In most cases, the parent who has less parenting time is the parent who will need to pay child support.  The obligation to pay support typically lasts until […]

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Minnesota and Emancipation

November 27, 2018

Family dynamics can be complicated.  As your children grow, what used to be a simple relationship between a parent and a young child can change drastically as the child becomes more independent and may have very differing views.  While in most families, this is just a rite of passage and typically the families will work […]

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What Is Child Support Meant to Cover?

November 26, 2018

During any divorce or separation, there are a lot of important issues that need to be sorted through.  These issues include property division, child custody, bill payment, and debt division.  One of the essential elements in any divorce or custody dispute which involves children will be child support.  When parents live together, they both contributed […]

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