Family Law

January 26, 2016

Minnesota Revamps “Best Interest of the Child” Factors

To meet the diverse needs of children and promote their healthy development, a number of important statutory changes have been made to Minnesota law. These changes were made to support the principle that children need safe, stable, and nurturing relationships with both of their parents. The 12 New Best Interest […]
December 31, 2015

Would I Benefit from a Financial Power of Attorney?

By assigning Power of Attorney, family members are protected when difficult times of life require important decision making.  This can help make financial and business decisions easy and clear when a family member is no longer in a condition to make decisions. What is a Power of Attorney? A Power […]
December 11, 2015

Types of Child Custody to Consider for Your Family

Deciding a child’s best interest in a child custody case can be difficult. The first step to making the best decision is knowing the various different types of child custody options to consider. First, it’s important to understand that there are two components to custody. Physical Custody – refers to […]
December 7, 2015

How Do I File for Divorce? Tips to Make the Painful Process Less Stressful

Going through a divorce is never an easy process. Many losses are experienced when ending a relationship, such as the loss of a home, security, finances, comfort, etc. During this process, emotions are running rampant and initializing the legal proceedings can feel very stressful.  In an effort to ease the […]
November 2, 2015

Should I Choose A Traditional Divorce Process or the Collaborative Law Process?

The end of a marriage is a difficult time. It’s often filled with fighting, chaos, and uncertainty. Many decisions must be made including property divisions and custody arrangements. Before any of these decisions can be discussed, you and your spouse must decide what divorce process to pursue, the traditional divorce […]
July 3, 2015

Signs Your Teenager is in an Abusive Relationship

Research has shown that the long lasting effects of violent relationships in adolescence put teenagers at a higher risk of substance abuse, eating and mental disorders and further domestic violence down the road. According to Love is Respect, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States experience physical […]
April 9, 2015

Going Through a Divorce? Be Careful What You Post Online.

Social media channels are great for connecting people. But when it comes to a divorce, communicating with your soon-to-be-ex (or about him/her) on a public platform is not the smartest idea. Social channels can add a whole new dimension to an already-painful breakup, and they can complicate and potentially hinder […]
March 24, 2015

The Collaborative Law Divorce Process Explained

Collaborative Law is an alternative to the traditional divorce process. Collaborate Law brings together both parties seeking to separate or end their marriage and uses a problem-solving approach to best meet the needs of both parties, their children and family members. Here are a few things that set Collaborative Law […]
November 6, 2014

I Have an Elderly Parent – What to Know About Power of Attorney

When it comes to legal matters, things can oftentimes get a little bit complicated. Especially if you are not an expert. A Power of Attorney can give you authority and access to review information and make decisions at important times on behalf of your loved ones. If you have an […]
November 4, 2014

The Probate Process Explained

After a loved one passes, the process of probate will begin. This is the legal process where the will of the deceased is administered. Both North Dakota and Minnesota have adopted the Uniform Probate Code (UPC). This process was created to make the probate process simpler and to give executors […]
October 23, 2014

When Should I Set Up a Will?

Setting up a will is an important step one must take when he or she is ready. Since we all go through life at a different pace, there is no set age at which one should create a will. However, there are certain life events that may trigger the need […]
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