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Couple Going To Get A Divorce
Can I Get Divorced Without a Lawyer in Minnesota? “Can I get a divorce without hiring a lawyer?” “Is It Possible to get a divorce without a lawyer?” This is a question asked often from individuals facing a potential divorce who are worried about the perceived costs and time commitment of hiring an attorney. We...
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mediating a problem
What are Alternative Dispute Resolutions? Alternative Dispute Resolutions, or ADR, are alternative ways of resolving a problem in the hope that you can avoid a long, drawn-out court case, save money, and have a much less painful experience.  Unless you have a history of spousal abuse in Minnesota, you will be ordered to use ADR,...
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Minnesota is considered an equitable distribution property state. This is the most common way to divide marital property in a divorce. Equitable distribution means the court divides marital property between spouses in a way that it deems fair—or equitable, not necessarily equal or 50/50. It also doesn’t matter who is “at fault” for the divorce...
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Couple getting Divorce
A default divorce in Minnesota and in this country is when the respondent doesn’t respond to the petition or appear in court as requested. This is perfectly legal, but it isn’t in their best interest.  In a Minnesota divorce, one spouse known as the petitioner files for divorce. They must adequately serve their spouse, known...
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Divorce And Child Custody
How child custody is determined in Minnesota can be hard to navigate. Legal Custody gives you the right to make decisions about your child’s education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. Physical Custody- this is when your child lives with you. You make decisions about your child’s day-to-day activities, what they eat, wear, and do. You may...
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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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How has COVID-19 Affected Divorce in Elk River, and the rest of the state? 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...
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Silhouette Standing on Horizon
In the midst of serious relationship conflicts and family turmoil, looking ahead toward a calmer, brighter future can seem impossible. Yet doing so is essential to resolving your divorce in a sustainable way. You need a vision based on realistic expectations. A caring, qualified family law attorney can help you develop such a vision. Too...
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