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October 4, 2019

The end of a relationship is never pleasant, even in the most amicable of splits.  Each party will need to move forward with his or her life, independent of the former spouse.  This can be emotionally and financially difficult, especially where the parties have been in a long-term marriage.  Minnesota is a “no fault” state, […]

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Can We Agree to No Child Support?

September 24, 2019

Any parent can tell you that raising a child is expensive.  Daycare costs, medical expenses, food, clothing, toys, extracurricular activities, are just a few examples of the expenses parents will need to consider.  Under Minnesota law, a child has the right to be financially supported by both parents.  When the parents are married or cohabitating, […]

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How to Help Your Lawyer Effectively Prepare for Trial

September 12, 2019

Civil cases in the United States are infamous for being drawn out affairs, and family law in Minnesota is no exception to this.  Divorce cases can take months or longer, depending on how contested the issues are in your case.  The vast majority of cases are settled by mediation, but this is not always the […]

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Information Protected from Discovery

September 10, 2019

Civil cases have many required steps, such as filing the petition, service, filing a response, and properly noticing the other party of any hearings, just to name a few.  Family law is no exception to these steps and requirements.  Discovery is a step that is taken in most divorce or custody cases, especially those that […]

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Can I Get an Annulment?

September 9, 2019

The beginning of a marriage is an exciting and joyous time.  There are very few times so steeped in happiness than when two people decide to build their lives together.  Unfortunately, not all relationships last forever.  We have all read that the divorce rate in the United States is approaching half of all marriages.  While […]

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Estate Planning and Prenuptial Agreements

August 12, 2019

Planning for the future is an exciting time.  This is even more exciting if you are planning on getting married soon, and have a special person to help you plan for the future.  Estate plans and prenuptial agreements are two steps that you and your soon to be spouse can review and execute to make […]

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Why Adopt – Security for the Family Unit

August 2, 2019

Being a good parent and forming a strong parent-child bond does not always require that you are biologically related to the child.  Caring for and bringing up a child can result in a bond as strong as any enjoyed between a biological parent and his or her offspring.  Adoption is the legal way to solidify […]

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Can I Require my Ex to Prove How Child Support is Being Spent?

July 15, 2019

Any parent can tell you that there are extensive expenses associated with raising a child.  The basic expenses like food, shelter, and clothing can add up, before you even start to consider other things, such as extracurricular fees, medical costs, and daycare or after school care expenses.  When parents live together, they can pool their […]

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Custody and Mental Illness

May 15, 2019

The end of a relationship between two people is never an easy time.  The complications and challenges are compounded when the parties share children.  When parties share children and they divorce or separate, a judge will make an order for parenting time and custody.  This order will be made after the judge carefully considers what […]

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Why You Should Consider Legal Separation

May 14, 2019

It is never easy or simple making the decision to end a marriage.  You and your spouse may have spent years or even decades together, building and planning for your future.  The disintegration of your relationship is emotionally challenging, to say the least, and it is difficult to face the many decisions that need to […]

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