Excited little boy and girl having fun with mother riding amusement park roller coaster

Co-Parenting: Advice for Summer Vacation

As summer vacation approaches, kids are getting excited about having several months out of school, and parents are looking forward to having more time with their children. Co-parenting in the summer in Minnesota often involves extended periods of par… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
Practicing self-compassion and mindfulness

Practice Self-Compassion in a Mindful Divorce

Divorce can affect both mental and physical health because of emotions and feelings like stress, grief, anger, and blame. These feelings may be directed both outward to a spouse or inward to oneself. When these emotions overwhelm a person, the negati… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
A woman holds a pen to sign a prenuptial agreement. A man's hand points to where she should sign.

How the Prenuptial Agreement Process Works

Planning for a wedding is both joyful and stressful, with many important details like finding the perfect venue, picking out the right dress, and sampling a wide range of cakes. The wedding is only the beginning, though. A marriage or civil union req… Read More
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low conflict divorce

Low Conflict Divorce Guidelines

It serves everyone’s best interests to keep a divorce case as amicable as possible. Divorce can bring out profoundly negative feelings and maintaining a sense of civility between parties can become a strain. Divorcing spouses often feel more conten… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
third party custody

What is Third-Party Custody

Parents are not the only people who may seek custody of a child in Minnesota. State law allows a non-parent to petition for custody under rather exceptional circumstances and is distinct from a child protection proceeding initiated by the state. Thir… Read More
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Categories: Third Party Custody
Tell kids about divorce

How to Tell Your Kids About Divorce

Once it is clear that you and your spouse are going to divorce, you will need to let your kids know what is happening. Telling the kids is one of the hardest parts of the entire divorce process, but it might also be the most important. Your kids will… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation

Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation: Choosing What’s Best for Your Situation

Minnesota family law provides several forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that let you keep your divorce out of the regular court system. In divorce mediation, a neutral third party works with both of you to help you reach agreements on the… Read More
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Divorce Mediation

Tips for a Successful Divorce Mediation

If you are involved in a divorce in Minnesota, a skilled mediator and a divorce mediation attorney can help you make the most of the process. Read More
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10 Social Media Tips During a Divorce

Here are my top 10 tips to keep in mind about social media during divorce: 1. Change your passwords to all your online accounts if you and your spouse have shared a computer. Consider removing your spouse as a friend who has access to your posts... Read More
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Categories: blog, Divorce, Social Media

Louise was quoted in a blog article

I was recently quoted in a blog written by Jennifer Moshier from Arizona and thought it was a great article about Collaborative practice in family law matters that might be helpful for people thinking about divorce. Both Jennifer and I practice the C… Read More
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Categories: blog

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