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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Recognition of Parentage

September 6, 2018

The face of the American family has been changing over the last few decades.  Where it used to be unusual or taboo to have a child without the benefit of marriage, this is no longer the case.  People often have children before they are married or may decide never to get married at all.  When […]

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Common Mistakes that Will Lose Your Custody Case

August 29, 2018

Custody issues are frequently the most important issues to parents engaged in divorce, as nothing is more important than a child’s well-being.  In Minnesota, custody determinations will be made based on what is in a child’s best interest.  Both parents are fighting for what they each think is best for their child, but there are […]

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What to Do If Your Ex Is Talking Bad About You on the Internet

August 27, 2018

The end of a marriage or relationship can mean bitter and angry feelings for both sides.  After spending years together, it can be difficult to separate without feeling some degree of negativity.  The increasing popularity of social media provides an outlet for support from friends and family in difficult times as well as a tempting […]

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Teenagers and Custody

July 15, 2018

Any parent of a teenager can tell you that parenting a teenager brings special challenges. Teenagers can be moody, difficult, and headstrong. When parents are divorcing or separating, a parenting plan will need to be put in place for any child who is still under the age of eighteen. However, a parenting schedule for a […]

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Dangers of DIY Family Law

June 1, 2018

Family law disputes are obviously very uniquely personal in nature compared to other types of litigation.  Issues in divorce can delve into the issues of debt, future financial security, child custody, and support.  As many people also know, divorce and custody litigation can take months or longer to complete, which also can mean that the […]

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Preparing for Your Temporary Hearing

May 31, 2018

In any divorce, there are many different documents that need to be filed, and strategic actions that may be taken to ensure your rights and responsibilities are adequately protected and understood. One option in a divorce case is a motion for temporary relief. At a temporary hearing, the court can make decisions about financial and custody […]

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