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Helpful Family Law Articles


When Minnesota Law Allows a Court to Grant One Parent Additional Parenting Time

When a Minnesota court makes a decision about child custody, whether the issue arises as part of a divorce case or in a separate proceeding, it must determine that its decision is in the “best interest of the child.” Minnesota does not define this term, but it does provide a list of factors that commonly affect a child’s […]

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What to Expect From Divorce

So you thought long and hard, and you have come to the decision that you want to divorce. Now what? Unless you have been through the process before, or are an attorney yourself, the odds are good that you don’t know what to expect. Divorce can be stressful and scary, but it does not need […]

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Whether or not to Hire an Attorney – a Financial Question

Although the situation is less common than it was three or four decades ago, many families still have a single income wage-earner. When the topic of divorce is broached, the non-wage earning spouse is frequently, and reasonably, anxious. “Sure,” they might think, “Laura can afford an attorney, but I’ve been a stay-at-home dad for fifteen […]

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Understanding the Different Types of Child Custody in Minnesota

When a couple gets divorced, they have to reorganize almost every part of their lives. When they have children, it means reorganizing their children’s lives too. When you are trying to make a child custody agreement or get a court order, you’ll soon find out that — because lawyers seem to like to make things […]

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Alternatives to Going to Court in a Minnesota Family Law Case

Family law disputes present particularly difficult challenges. In the courthouse, a divorce, child custody case, or child support dispute follows most of the same forms as other lawsuits, but emotions tend to run much higher. A divorce, after all, marks the end of a marriage, among other family upheavals. Heartbreak is unavoidable. Feelings of anger or […]

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Estate Planning: Why a Will Might Not Be Enough

Estate Planning: Why a Will Might Not Be Enough People don’t like to think about their own mortality. Why would they?

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