Not All Prenuptial Agreements are Valid

June 13th, 2016

Prenuptial agreements, or “antenuptial agreements,” are legal in Minnesota, but to be enforceable they must meet certain standards. Each party must have entered into the agreement freely and with a proper understanding of it. Minnesota statute 519.11 states: A man and woman of legal age may enter into an antenuptial contract or settlement prior to… Read more »

Vitally Important that You Check Your Password and Touch ID If You’re Divorcing

June 8th, 2016

How secure is your personal smartphone, computer or other electronic devices? Do you have any information on them – such things as text, contacts, personal e-mails, financial information, social media and web browsing history – that you would be comfortable sharing with your spouse as your marriage winds down? Unless you’re Amish, an anti-technology Luddite,… Read more »

The Importance of Consulting Attorneys in Mediation For Asset Protection

May 29th, 2016

There is quite a bit of truth to the saying “It’s cheaper to get married than it is to get divorced.”  The costs associated with divorce send many couples to mediation to help them negotiate the end of their marriage presumably at less cost than a litigated divorce. Mediation is an excellent alternative for couples… Read more »

Should You Consider Divorce Mediation?

May 25th, 2016

If you are considering divorce, you may be overwhelmed by all the decisions you have to make. The following information may help you decide if you should pursue divorce mediation rather than the traditional court-based route. In mediation, instead of both sides making arguments before a judge, the couple meets with a mediator. In these meetings, they discuss… Read more »

The History and Future of Same-Sex Divorce

May 17th, 2016

On June 26th, 2015 the case Obergefell v. Hodges came to a 5-4 decision which led to legalization of same-sex marriage across all 50 of the United States, which, in turn, has also led to help improve many lives through same-sex divorce. Kim Bellware’s Huffington Post article explains the benefits of “divorce equality” through a New… Read more »

5 Ways to Use Your Smartphone for Loss Prevention During a Divorce

May 3rd, 2016

Divorce is never an easy decision, or an easy thing to endure. Rarely is it amicable and peaceful and both parties are polite and easily agree to terms. Emotions get in the way and one partner feels rejected and feels the need either for revenge or for redemption. In the event that things get nasty,… Read more »

Divorce Mediation Counseling Can Play an Important Role

April 18th, 2016

When most people think of divorce, they to think of it in terms of the traditional adversarial divorce. An adversarial divorce is a divorce in which one side or the other may feel wronged, or one in which one or both sides are unable or unwilling to reach an agreement without the involvement of a… Read more »