Budgeting Do’s and Don’ts for Newly Separated Individuals

October 5th, 2016

For many newly separated individuals, learning to develop a budget on a single income is one of the biggest challenges of moving forward with a new life. Your standard of living may need to decrease in order to meet your new financial position. In some cases, you may need to make significant changes to your… Read more »

Three Reasons To Hire A Minnesota Divorce Attorney

September 28th, 2016

Many people just want their divorce to be over. They will try to get through the paperwork as quickly as possible so that they can start to heal and move on. Many people just try to walk away, even giving up everything that they have worked so hard for during their marriage. Many don’t even… Read more »

What to Do When Your Ex is Drunk at a Minnesota Custody Exchange

September 20th, 2016

Meeting your ex for a custody exchange can be a highly stressful situation, especially if you and your ex have been in conflict. You may be held in contempt of court if you refuse to allow your children’s other parent to take them for a scheduled visitation. However, the situation changes if your ex is… Read more »

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 »