Child Inclusive Mediation

October 11, 2019

No one wants to go through a divorce or child custody case.  They are financially and emotionally difficult for everyone involved, including the parties’ minor children.  In the vast majority of cases, the parties will reach an agreement before having to go to a final hearing.  Mediation is a common way parties may reach such […]

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Requirements of an MSA

September 26, 2019

The legal process can be notoriously long and exhausting.  Family law is no exception to this.  Family law cases can last for months or even longer, depending on the complexity of the issues and the attitude of the parties.  Fortunately in the majority of cases, parties will reach a settlement of some or even all of the issues.  Parties […]

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Futile Mediation

June 5, 2019

Law suits are notorious for absorbing months or even years of time, to say nothing of the substantial financial resources expended for attorney fees.  Divorce and child custody cases are no exception to this rule.  Family law cases are often more emotionally exhausting for those involved than other types of law suits, as the very […]

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Involving Your Child In Mediation and Litigation

January 15, 2019

Child custody is often one of the most disputed areas in family law.  Both parents likely have a very particular idea of what is best for the children, and these ideas will sometimes not align.  Parents work hard to bring as much evidence as possible to court in order to support their respective positions to […]

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What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

May 30, 2018

An increasing number of cases settle before ever reaching the courtroom.  This is no less true of family law.  Settling a case before getting to the final hearing lets the parties tailor-make a solution for their case.  This can be particularly advantageous in a family law setting, as it allows people to make their own […]

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Mediation and Documents You May Need

May 1, 2018

Alternative dispute resolution is growing in popularity across the nation, including mediation.  Mediation can be a fantastic tool to help you and your soon to be former spouse or partner come to an agreement on some or even all of the issues involved in your family law case.  Mediation is often in a relatively informal […]

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Why Should I Go To Mediation?

February 12, 2018

 Alternative dispute resolution is being increasingly used in all types of cases across the United States in order to help parties to all types of litigation settle before a trial.  Family law cases in Minnesota are no exception to this.  Couples are increasingly turning to different ways to find quicker and less costly ways to […]

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What Is Mediation and Is It Right for My Case?

November 10, 2017

Divorce and custody are stressful and draining, both emotionally and financially.  Family law cases can last months or sometimes even longer, and if you take your case  all the way through trial, it means you will have a judge telling you how to divide your assets, divide your debts, and how to handle your children.  […]

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Facing divorce? Have a seat at the (mediation) table.

October 2, 2017

Credit Katie Jarvi, Attorney Divorce is a really small word for a really big pile of stuff: Emotions. Logistics. Discussions. Paperwork. Arguments. Even if you and your soon-to-be-ex plan on holding hands and frolicking through the process with mutual respect and admiration, it’s still an intimidating undertaking. And if you’re feeling not-so-frolicky? Or downright acrimonious? […]

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