Should I Sign a Recognition of Parentage?

July 8, 2019

Welcoming a new child is one of the most exciting times for anyone.  Whether this is your first child or you are adding another to your brood, it is thrilling to expand your family.  The “typical” family structure has change dramatically over the past few decades.  While it used to be uncommon or even taboo […]

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“We Will Work It Out Later” – When Vague Agreements Go Sour

June 3, 2019

The end of a marriage or relationship is never pleasant, and is often stressful and emotionally difficult for all involved.  In the vast majority of cases, parties will be able to reach an agreement on some or even all the issues.  Settling before a court hearing has many important benefits, including a lower attorney bill, […]

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International Custody

May 29, 2019

Today’s society is becoming increasingly mobile.  It is not uncommon for people to move hundreds or even thousands of miles away from their childhood home.  When a divorce or separation occurs, it is not unusual for one of the parents to want to relocate, and this sometimes means the relocation will be to a different […]

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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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Primary Residence and Custody

January 23, 2019

Child custody is an essential matter in any divorce.  Clearly, parents all just want what is best for their children, and during a divorce, ensuring that an order reflecting that best interest is essential.  A good custody order will protect the child’s health and well-being while also maximizing the amount of time the children spend […]

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How Far Is Too Far to Relocate After Divorce?

January 11, 2019

The end of a marriage or relationship is a difficult time, but after it is over, both parties will need to move forward with their lives.  This will take many forms, which can range from finding a new apartment down the street to remarriage to changing career paths.  Whatever form this new path takes, if […]

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Splitting a Blended Family

October 25, 2018

Blended families are very common in America, and Minnesota is no exception.  Incorporating your new spouse into your family and watching your children make new bonds with your spouse can be rewarding and enriching.  If your relationship ends, dividing your blended family is often extremely challenging.  The change is especially challenging for the children.  Where […]

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Adoption, IVF, and Custody

October 12, 2018

Expanding your family to include more children is an exciting prospect.  As science progresses, couples who have struggled with fertility are now able to take advantage of in vitro fertilization to improve their chance of conceiving.  Adoption is yet another wonderful way to enlarge your family.  Unfortunately, when the parents’ relationship falls apart and divorce […]

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Special Needs Custody Issues

September 10, 2018

Custody litigation is stressful for everyone involved, and that includes the children.  Separation and divorce means big changes for the children, as they will need to adjust to having two separate households, and sometimes also a new school and set of friends.  These challenges are difficult for any child, but special needs children have unique […]

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Bad Social Media Habits in Divorce

September 7, 2018

Millions of Americans use social media to keep in touch with friends and family members.  With our society becoming increasingly mobile, social media is a great way to maintain relationships with your loved ones even if they live half-way across the country or even the world.  If you are going through a divorce, using social […]

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