Post-Divorce Checklist | Twin Cities Minnesota

There are so many details to remember when you are restructuring your family and finances.  Here is a valuable checklist of tasks to complete within 3-6 months of your divorce being finalized. Divorce Decree Obtain...

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“Christian” Divorce? | Arden Hills, Minnesota

There are two very different things people may be seeking when they are looking for a Christian Divorce.  One that makes me extremely wary… and the other that can be a gift to all...

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Ground Rules to “Keep it Friendly” in Mediation | North Oaks, MN

1. We shall take turns speaking and not interrupt each other. 2. We shall first names when referring to people – not “he” or “she.” 3. We shall not blame, attack, or engage in...

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Divorce Mediation: #5 of 10 Reasons to Aviod Adversarial Divorce Litigation | Forest Lake, MN

  #5.    Unilateral action is fostered, rather than collaborative achievements. “This is my position, and I am going to fight for it…”  When two people take opposing sides on any particular issue in a...

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Home Valuation during a Divorce: Blaine, Minnesota

When dividing property in a divorce, one of the most challenging facts to determine is the home valuation.   In a free market economy, the value of the home is determined by the buyer and...

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Tax Implications and Deductions after Divorce | Coon Rapids Minnesota

Divorce is a stressful experience and decision making is often complicated by heightened emotions. It’s critical that divorced individuals discuss their tax plans with their ex-spouses before filing their returns, in order to avoid...

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Why do people get Divorced? | White Bear Lake, MN

There are lots of reasons people give for divorcing. Some say they have grown apart or have stopped loving each other. They may disagree about things, argue, and say they just can’t get along...

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No-Fault Divorce in Minnesota | Ramsey County

Minnesota’s divorce system is based on the principle of “no-fault,” meaning that a divorce will be granted if either party believes that the marriage is over—without requiring a showing of wrongdoing by either party....

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Guardian Ad Litem in Minnesota

What does the term “guardian ad litem” mean? It is a legal term meaning guardian for the lawsuit. In other words, this is a temporary guardian for the duration of the court process. A...

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Best Interest Factors for Custody in MN

When a judge in Minnesota must decide which parent will be awarded custody of a child, the decision is based upon 13 Best Interest Factors. Evidence for any of these factors will be provided...

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