Being married means building a future with another person and trying to make sure your goals are aligned and you work toward those goals as a team. For most couples, there is a fair bit of planning that goes into determining those goals and what is the best approach for them to reach those goals […]Read More
Legal Separation or Divorce?
The end of a relationship is a difficult time for all involved. There are many decisions to make when your relationship with your spouse is at an end. You will have to make essential decisions about how to divide your assets, who will be responsible for which debts, and if the two of you have […]Read More
My Child Wants to Live With Me Now – How Do We Make That Happen?
Any parent can tell you that the only constant about their children is that they are always changing. When a child is born, he or she will have very different needs and preferences than even two years later. During a divorce or separation, you and the other parent will work together to create a custody […]Read More
The FENE Process in Divorce
Divorce is typically one of the most financially challenging events in a person’s life. Whereas before the divorce or separation the couple used two incomes to meet their needs, each party will each now have to work to make their single income meet the needs of their family. It should come as no surprise that […]Read More
Why Contempt Actions May Not Help You in the Long Run
Anyone involved in a family law case can tell you that even after the case is over, there can still be lingering animosity. The highly personal nature of family law cases can mean that the parties continue to struggle with each other for years after the case is over. It is common that one of […]Read More
Adopting a Child with Special Needs
Adoption is a great way to expand your family. Many families decide to adopt for a variety of reasons, and there are thousands of children waiting in foster care for their “forever home.” Different families are suitable for different children, as every family and every child is unique. Some studies suggest that up to forty […]Read More
Minnesota’s Safe Place for Newborns Law
Having a baby can be a wonderful occasion. Many people are excited to welcome a new addition to their family, but this is not always the case. Although there are many times a family is ready and willing to expand and care for an infant, there are times when the mother is not able to […]Read More
Inheritance After Adoption
Adoption is a great way to add to your family and provide love and stability for a child who needs a home. Adoption has many legal requirements and in many cases comes at the end of a long legal battle with biological parents. However it is accomplished, adoption will change forever the legal relationship between […]Read More
Is It Time to File Contempt Against My Ex?
Divorce and separation are challenging times. Leading up to the event, you and your spouse or partner have likely had some difficult times and challenging decisions. Untangling the life you have shared with someone can be complicated and bring on tough discussions. Hopefully these difficult discussions will bring you through to a settlement and a […]Read More
Integrating Your Adopted Child Into Your Family
Expanding your family is a wonderful time. Adopting a child means you can enlarge your family while also providing stability and love to a child or multiple children. Adoption can be a prolonged process with many technical requirements. Once the process is over, you can start living your life and move forward together as a […]Read More