Custody Battles and Gifted Children

May 26, 2020

All parents take pride in watching their children learn and grow.  Helping your child to understand the world around them and acquire the abilities necessary to become a talented adult is one of the most rewarding experiences a parent can have.  Although in a perfect world, parents will agree on what is best for the […]

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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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What Is a Parenting Plan?

April 8, 2020

Raising children is a rewarding, albeit challenging, endeavor.  Parents work together to help provide for the children and nurture them as they grow.  When a relationship or marriage falls apart, the parents will still need to work together even though their relationship is at an end.  Whenever possible, it usually benefits the parents and the […]

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When Adultery Matters

April 7, 2020

The end of a marriage is always a challenging time for the parties, especially when you have spent years or even decades building a life with your spouse.  The struggle with divorce can be significantly more difficult when the marriage falls apart because of infidelity.  Although adultery can be at the center of the reasons […]

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Common Red Flags for Parental Alienation

April 6, 2020

Divorce and custody cases are difficult for everyone involved, even if the case is settled without the necessity of going to court.  Ending a relationship and moving forward with a new stage of life can be challenging, especially if you share children with your soon-to-be former spouse or significant other.  In the optimal situation, the […]

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Dealing With a Difficult Teenager In Your Divorce

April 2, 2020

Any parent of a teenager can tell you that teenagers can be difficult.  The teenage years are a time of transition, and teenagers are notorious for being moody, obstinate, and argumentative.  Parenting a teenager presents challenges during even the best of times.  A divorce or custody battle makes the already complex and hard task of […]

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Special Issues When Dealing With a Pro Se Litigant

March 31, 2020

It is no secret that divorce or custody cases can be costly.  As a result, some parties may choose to forego hiring an attorney and represent him or herself during a custody or divorce case.  Although Minnesota law specifically states that self-represented, or “pro se,” parties must perform the same acts that are required of […]

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Co-Parenting and Teenagers – Special Considerations

February 11, 2020

Ask any parent, and they will tell you that every stage of childhood brings its own challenges.  Parenting a teenager is often cited as one of the most difficult time to parent your child, as they gain independence and their own identity.  Adding a divorce to a teenager’s life will make things more complicated, emotional, […]

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What to Expect During a Blended Family Divorce

December 16, 2019

It is common knowledge that divorce is much more common than it was even a couple of decades ago.  While divorce used to be taboo, it is well-accepted now and no longer carries such a social stigma.  Remarriage following a divorce is also exceedingly common.  Divorced parties typically move on with their lives and frequently […]

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Child Support and Extra Income

October 17, 2019

Parents work hard to provide their children with everything they need.  When parents still reside together with the child, they typically work together to make sure the financial needs are met.  If the relationship goes sour and the parents split up, however, the court can set child support.  Child support in Minnesota is based on […]

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