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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Extracurriculars and Parenting Time

September 30, 2019

When going through a divorce or custody action, most parents are focused on the big picture issues, such as parenting time and child support.  There are many other issues that require the parents’ attention, however, and these issues will change depending on the child and his or her individual needs.  Most children will participate in […]

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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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