Weekend Visitation: How to Cope with Sending Your Kids Away to Your Ex

June 4th, 2018

After a divorce, dealing with the ins and outs of reasonable child custody  and parenting time is a challenge for any family. The parents have to coordinate and communicate, the children have to adjust to new homes and schedules, and there are always a few awkward moments. In all this, if the children can maintain loving… Read more »

Minneapolis Spousal Support Lawyer Offers Post-Divorce Money Tips

June 4th, 2018

Fighting over money is one of the top reasons cited for divorce. So it makes sense that fighting for spousal support would cause consternation when dealing with an already emotionally-charged issue of divorce. If you are ready to file for divorce, consider how to manage financially during the separation as well as after the finalized… Read more »

15 Divorce Tips from the Experts

April 29th, 2018

Divorce is not an easy choice. You have dedicated time and effort into building and maintaining your family, only to see it result in a divorce decree. There is a lot to consider during this hectic, stressful time of your life, but Beckman Steen & Lungstrom, P.A. is here to guide you through this difficult… Read more »

Common Myths of a Mediated Divorce

April 19th, 2018

A mediated divorce isn’t about settling for less. In fact, the payoff for many couples is greater peace of mind and security for themselves and any children in the mix. Divorce mediation is a prudent, mature way to handle an emotional, significant relationship that is also a business and financial matter in the eyes of… Read more »

What Sort of Decisions Does a Judge Make in a Divorce?

April 12th, 2018

When you start the divorce process, much of what happens is for you to decide. However, no matter what decisions you work out, it is up to a judge to approve them. In most cases, if the decisions are made in the best interest of both parties, it makes it easy for the judge to… Read more »

Does Active Military Service Bar You From Full Custody?

March 29th, 2018

If you serve in the military and face deployment, then it just adds one more layer of complexity to your already complex divorce, especially when it comes to child custody. When the courts make the decision to award custody, they will always keep in mind the best interests of the child. If you are an… Read more »

Mediated Divorce: Reasons to Try Mediation

March 22nd, 2018

Getting divorced can be one of the hardest things that you will ever have to do. Dragging it out in court can make it even worse, especially if children are involved. Mediation is a great option to allow both parties and their lawyers to talk through their problems before they end up in court. Here… Read more »

10 Factors Consider in a Spousal Support Calculation

March 15th, 2018

If you are getting divorced and your soon-to-be ex-spouse earns substantially more than you, there is a good chance that you will be looking at a spousal support award after divorce. This award is meant to help you adjust financially to your newly single life until you can become gainfully employed enough to support yourself… Read more »