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Family Law & Divorce
Divorce Papers
To begin the divorce process, you will need to have your spouse served with a summons and petition. This ensures that they know your intentions to divorce them and what you are asking for from the courts. While it may seem easy enough to have someone served, there are many ways that the process can...
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Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce can be confusing. Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state. What does that mean? What is the difference between fault and no-fault divorce? Grounds for divorce This is the difference between fault and no-fault divorce. With fault divorce, the person who is filing for divorce is saying it is their spouse’s fault...
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Problems In Marriage
A Parenting Consultant (PC) is a form of alternative dispute resolution. Their role was created by Minnesota Court Rule 114.02(a)(10), which allows parties to develop an alternative dispute resolution process. How Disputes Arise A Parenting Consultant works with your family on an ongoing basis to resolve disputes such as parenting time and decisions about where...
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Child custody arrangements are often the most challenging aspect of a divorce case. While it is never ideal, joint child custody is usually the best way that the child can spend time with both parents. Now, COVID-19 is causing many to question if the changed circumstances we all are facing should also change these custody...
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Covid-19 and Divorce are topics that have become very familiar in the past few months in Minnesota and globally. University of Washington associate sociology professor Julie Brines, and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini, examined divorce rates in Washington for 14-years. Between the years of 2001 and 2015, divorce rates were much higher in March and August....
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When planning a wedding, the happy couple will think of the dress, the cake, and the officiant. Other things that should be considered, as well. What will happen in the event of a divorce? Who will get what assets? Is Aunt Tilly’s china at risk of being divided up, or worse, awarded to your spouse...
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Most matters that go before the courts have two sides. Adoption is no exception. This is especially true in the case of stepparent adoption. Whether you are trying to adopt or a petition has been filed to terminate your parental rights, it is important to understand the process of step-parent adoption. It is also of...
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Domestic Violence
Sometimes we do the wrong thing, especially when we are in a heated situation and we lose control of our emotions. This kind of situation can lead to causing a family or household member to be afraid for their safety. It may even end in you inflicting harm on them. When this happens, you can...
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There are two main types of placement options when it comes to adoption: direct placement and agency. To discover which is best for you, it’s important to understand the differences. Direct Placement Adoption vs. Agency Adoption Direct Placement A direct placement adoption, also known as independent or private adoption, results from a birth mother choosing...
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Thanks to TV and highly publicized divorces, many couples think a courtroom fight is the only way to discuss property division and finalize their divorce. This isn’t the case. Property division mediation is an option in cases that involve parties willing to negotiate, making it a great option for the division of marital property. Mediation...
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