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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International Divorce

October 24, 2018

Like any legal proceeding, divorce has some particular procedural requirements.  These proceedings can be complicated and nuanced even in a relatively straight-forward case.  When the parties live nearby and can easily communicate regarding the divorce, it can usually go smoothly, especially where the parties agree.  However, especially considering our increasingly mobile society, international divorce is […]

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Special Issues for High Net Worth Divorce

October 23, 2018

We all work diligently to ensure the financial security for our families.  Careful planning, scrupulous saving, and hard work can result in a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.  This financial comfort and security, however, does not always promise a happy marriage, and even wealthy individuals may find their relationship failing and are now […]

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Starting the Process of Dividing Family Finances

October 18, 2018

Divorce is a financially difficult time for both sides.  Dividing expenses and resources into two households often requires some major restructuring and difficult decisions.  Add to this process the emotional toll that divorce can take on you and your family, and the beginning of a divorce can be extremely stressful.  There are some steps you […]

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Dividing a Pension

October 17, 2018

Americans work hard to plan their financial future and stability.  Building a foundation for a solid retirement takes foresight, organization, and preparation.  Retirement should be a time to relax and work on your hobbies.  When you have worked long and hard at a job that offers a pension retirement benefits, this can really help with […]

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Should You Appeal Your Divorce?

October 16, 2018

Divorce is a difficult time in anyone’s life, emotionally and financially.  While no one wants to see their marriage fall apart, once the case starts, it is natural to look forward to when the case will be over.  Divorce proceedings can absorb a lot of time and financial resources, so it is common to count […]

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Gambling Addiction and Divorce

October 15, 2018

Addiction is a problem that plagues our nation.  It comes in many forms, ranging from shopping addiction to opiate addiction.  Gambling addiction is one that can be frequently overlooked, as statistics show that almost eighty percent of Americans engage in some sort of gambling every year, whether that is a state lottery, fantasy football, or […]

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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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Divorce and the Family Farm

October 11, 2018

Farming forms the important backbone of American agriculture and its food supply.  As of 2016, there were 2.1 million farms in the United States, with 97 percent of those farms being family-owned.  Working on a family farm to support your lifestyle and your family can be a rewarding task and can bring your family together.  […]

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Why Uncontested Divorce May Not Work for You

October 10, 2018

The vast majority of cases in the American legal system are resolved through settlement.  Family law and divorce are no exception.  Uncontested divorce has many advantages over contested divorce.  Uncontested divorce provides flexibility for you and your spouse to create a tailor-made divorce decree that meets the needs of your family.  Uncontested divorce can also […]

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