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Divorce Tips for Minnesota Dads

Divorce marks the end of a marriage, but other relationships continue long after the papers are signed and the divorce is finalized. When a divorcing couple has children, divorce means that their relationship will change from spouses to co-parents. O… Read More
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Elderly couple fighting considering a gray divorce.

What Is a “Gray Divorce”

Going through a divorce is difficult and painful at any age. An increasing number of people are choosing to get divorced later in life, sometimes after decades of marriage. As the youngest Baby Boomers approach 60, and GenXers enter their 50s, this t… Read More
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Importance of Good Drafting and Reviewing

Importance of Good Drafting and Reviewing

Divorce does not need to be a combative process that drags on for months or years in courtrooms and conference rooms. Many tools are available to help people resolve their differences, reach a settlement, and move forward into new stages of their liv… Read More
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Family law mediation attorney holding paper cut out of a family.

What is the Family Law Mediation Process?

Family law mediation is a process where a divorcing couple meets with a mediator to discuss unresolved divorce issues. Getting a divorce is a difficult process, but it is not necessarily an ugly, combative one. Alternatives to divorce litigation are… Read More
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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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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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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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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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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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