Child Custody

Helpful Operating Assumptions for Co-Parenting | Shoreview Minnesota

After the divorce, there is often a new role to play – that of co-parent with your former spouse.  One helpful way to think about this shift is that after the marriage has ended,...

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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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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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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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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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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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