Problems In Marriage. Use of mediator
Deciding Between a Mediator and a Lawyer for Divorce No matter what your experience with your spouse has been like until now, deciding to get a divorce is almost always hard. You’ve spent time building a life together and had big plans for the future, yet it still managed to fall apart. Though it probably...
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Divorce Settlement
How Are Divorce Settlements Enforced? We often find people having trouble with enforcing divorce settlements. When you finalized your divorce, you signed a settlement agreement. This is essentially a court-approved contract that outlines how your assets and debts should be split.   You also set up a schedule for items like alimony and child support. Whether...
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Man and Woman being Mediated by Woman
How Mediation Can Help in a Divorce Divorce mediation is a process to help you resolve issues with your spouse. It is something you can agree to do with your spouse to avoid the expense and risk of going to court and having a judge make important decisions for you. Additionally, if you have already...
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Legal Team Discussing in Conference Room
There is a lot of information out there about how mediation can help you resolve a dispute without going to court. But not everyone understands how it works and why it is a good thing to try before filing a lawsuit. Along with other kinds of alternatives-to-litigation, known as “alternative dispute resolution” (ADR), mediation often...
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Divorce Paper
It is not uncommon for divorcing spouses to disagree about how they should go about getting divorced. Odds are, you two are already in a contentious place, and it can be difficult—if not impossible—to see eye-to-eye on anything. But you already know that divorce mediation is likely the best way for you two to reach...
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Alcoholic Drink with Car and Police Car
Every year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) reviews and reports on all aspects related to the prior year’s drunk driving in the state. This includes looking at DUI arrests, multiple offenses, accidents, and drunk-driving related injuries and deaths. In September 2016, the DPS-OTS released 2015’s drunk driving statistics and...
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Group Meeting around table
Most people know what trial is like. Thanks to TV shows like Judge Judy, they have seen plenty of people go to court. But, mediation isn’t nearly as dramatic, and it’s rarely featured on television. People often do not encounter it until they need it—or until their lawyers suggest it. So what is mediation, and...
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A man and women upset
Even under the best circumstances, divorce may be one of the hardest things you encounter in your life. The divorce process can have a tremendous financial impact, as well as an emotional one. In Minnesota, mediation is often required as part of that process. For many people, mediation is the last thing they want to...
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Man and woman sits at a desk with hands clasped. marital problems, conflicts and stubborn concept
Parents cannot rush into a courtroom custody fight in Minnesota. The law mandates that they must try to resolve custody disputes before trial begins. While it may not seem like it at first, this is a good thing for the vast majority of divorcing or unmarried parents. Mediation can provide the best opportunity to reach...
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Lawyer Sitting with Couple in Office
The honest answer to whether you need a lawyer for mediation is simply, “No.” But the better question to ask yourself is, “Should I have a lawyer help me with mediation?” By asking this question, you provide yourself with more information so you can make an informed choice. The Benefits to Hiring a Lawyer for...
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