“We Will Work It Out Later” – When Vague Agreements Go Sour

June 3, 2019

The end of a marriage or relationship is never pleasant, and is often stressful and emotionally difficult for all involved.  In the vast majority of cases, parties will be able to reach an agreement on some or even all the issues.  Settling before a court hearing has many important benefits, including a lower attorney bill, […]

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Little Infractions – When Small Violations Can Amount to a Substantial Change in Circumstances

May 21, 2019

Divorce or separation is challenging for a vast array of reasons.  If you and your spouse or partner share children, the end of the relationship is further complicated as you will need to adjust your method of parenting to account for the two separate households, disparate parenting styles, and possible lingering anger and resentment between […]

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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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Common Reasons to Eliminate or Reduce Support

July 22, 2018

A divorce is typically one of the most financially complex times for both parties. This holds especially true where one of the parties has traditionally been either a stay-at-home parent or generates far less income than the other spouse. The financially disadvantaged spouse is in a uniquely difficult position when trying to figure out how […]

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Modification of Support – Signs it May be Time

July 20, 2018

Few things in life are as certain as change. Following a divorce or stand-alone custody dispute, the court will enter a parenting plan and child support order that provides for the care and financial support of the child. However, children grow and their needs change. In addition, the financial situation of the parents may not […]

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Knowing When to Modify Child Support

April 17, 2018

The end of a divorce or other family law case is an event that is highly anticipated by the parties to the case.  No one likes being locked in litigation, especially when the subject matter is so deeply personal.  At the conclusion of any case involving children, the court will also make a child support […]

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Modifying Child Support

February 13, 2018

In any divorce or custody dispute involving children, a court must make careful provision for not only the custody and parenting time of the children, but also for the support of the children.  In Minnesota, child support is determined by a particular formula.  This formula takes into account a variety of factors, including income of […]

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Out-of-State Relocation Basics

February 2, 2018

Divorce and separation inevitably mean drastic changes for the children and the parents.  Often times these changes will include a new home, a new school, a new job, and in some cases, even a new step-parent.  As the parties move on with their lives after a divorce or separation, changes will continue to occur.  One […]

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