Kids need co-parents to know…

Helpful advice on co-parenting after the divorce: from the perspective of the kids. Kids Need Security Assure me that you love me, will protect me, and won’t leave me. Kid Need both Parents I...

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Child Support in Minnesota

Child Support Guidelines Child support is money paid by one parent to the other parent to help provide for the child’s expenses. Unless agreed upon otherwise, child support is generally calculated according to the...

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Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

Alimony Alimony is the old term for what is now referred to as spousal maintenance in Minnesota.  The term alimony comes from the Latin word for sustenance and was considered an obligation to provide...

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Divorce Mortgage Issues MN – Reference Guide

By Mitch Irwin NMLS #451627 | Equal Housing Lender (612)-210-3640 | mirwin@bellbanks.com  |  www.mitchirwin.biz Quick Reference Guide for Divorce Mortgage Issues in Minnesota In a divorce, there are many issues that can impact either or...

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Divorce Mortgage in MN – Tips, Tricks and General Rules

By Mitch Irwin NMLS #451627 | Equal Housing Lender (612)-210-3640 | mirwin@bellbanks.com   | www.mitchirwin.biz  Tips, Tricks and General Rules concerning Divorce Mortgages in Minnesota – When a loan is refinanced, the current escrow refund is...

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Predictors of Divorce

John Gottman’s research discovered four elements that sucked the satisfaction out of a marriage and that could be used to predict the likelihood of divorce.  Were they the things people most often quarrel about? ...

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Bonus Parents

Step-parenting has gotten a bad rap.  Even though there are millions of loving people who married into families and were exemplary loving parents, the term step-mother or step-father still carries a negative connotation.  Perhaps it...

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Divorce: Dealing with Money During the Separation

Mediating a Temporary Financial Agreement for the Separation Period Change is hard for all of us, and changes that tighten our belt (financially) are especially hard.  The reality is that there are MORE expenses...

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Keys to Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce

This is such an important topic, I just had to pass on this well-written article by Rosalind Sedacca in its entirety. ~Jeff No one plans to get divorced. But more than one million children in the...

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Divorce and Co-Parenting Classes in Minnesota

Required Divorce and Parenting Classes The Minnesota State Legislature requires that parents filing for divorce attend an educational program. The law in MN Statute § 518.157 requires parents who have children together and who are...

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