Co-Parenting and Technology

April 2, 2019

The end of a relationship or marriage is always complicated and brings more changes than simply the cessation of the underlying romantic association.  The separation will mean acquiring and setting up a new household for each party, rearranging finances, and generally restructuring each party’s life.  When there are children involved, this will obviously involve the […]

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Expectation of Parental Income

March 18, 2019

A divorce or custody action always means major changes for both the people in the relationship as well as the children involved.  These changes involve logistic issues, emotional issues, and financial issues.  At the end of the case, the judge will make an order for child support. The law provides that children have the right […]

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Order for Protection – Who Does It Cover and Child Custody

March 15, 2019

Domestic abuse is a very serious problem that impacts millions of Americans.  Domestic abuse can come in many forms.  Although most people think of domestic abuse as simply physical violence, but it can come in other forms, such as financial control or emotional abuse.  It is very difficult for victims to escape the cycle of […]

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Right of First Refusal – When It Won’t Work

March 12, 2019

Whether you and your partner were married and need a divorce or simply in a long-term relationship, separating and starting two separate households often requires a lot of restructuring and rearranging of daily schedules.  In the optimal situation, you and your soon to be former spouse or partner will work together to create a new […]

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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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