Mediation and Other ADR Processes During Divorce

Mediation and Other ADR Processes During Divorce

Mediation, and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), can be a less stressful and more cost-effective way to resolve divorce disputes. Mediation is a chance for the parties to take control of their divorce and make decisions for their separation that they think will…

Minnesota Divorce Topic - Equitably Dividing Assets and Debts

Minnesota Divorce Topic - Equitably Dividing Assets and Debts

Financial issues are often a sticking point during divorce.  Not only can valuing and dividing assets become a point of contention, but allocating debt can also be a major concern.  In Minnesota Divorce cases, the division of Assets and Debts does not need to be…

Divorce and Your Child's Education

Divorce and Your Child's Education

The emotional difficulties of divorce affect children no matter what their age.  When your children are school-aged, it is quite common to see some temporary changes in their academics.  With love, understanding and patience, you can help your child deal with the issues presented during…

An Overview of Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreements in Minnesota

An Overview of Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreements in Minnesota

Minn. Stat. 519.11 covers the basics of antenuptial contracts. Antenuptial contracts are more commonly referred to as “prenups”. While many people know what prenups are, most don’t know what they can and cannot include, and the logistics and enforceability of them. Simply put, these agreements…

Divorce 101: How to Effectively Allocate Extracurricular Expenses for Teenagers

Divorce 101: How to Effectively Allocate Extracurricular Expenses for Teenagers

If you are in the process of filing for divorce, it is time to consider the needs of your growing children. While younger children have financial needs that are more easily addressed during a divorce, teenagers need additional support that is often difficult to estimate,…

How High Conflict Parents Can Communicate With Each Other During Divorce

How High Conflict Parents Can Communicate With Each Other During Divorce

Divorce is never an easy event in one’s life, especially when there is a break down of communication. Divorce is even more challenging when there are kids in the middle. With high conflict parents, talking about kids’ schedules, appointments, and other aspects of the kids…

The Use of Mediation to Address Summer Parenting-Time Issues

The Use of Mediation to Address Summer Parenting-Time Issues

All parents face challenges over the summer, but when you are in the middle of a divorce, parenting-time issues are bound to arise.  Both parents typically want to have the children for as much time during the summer as possible. The problem is, your kids…

A Positive Divorce – What We Can Learn From Celebrities

A Positive Divorce – What We Can Learn From Celebrities

There are certain normal events which create major stress in our lives. The top category is life transitions. These transitions include moving, starting a new job, marriage, divorce, and death. It’s tempting to instantly categorize each of these events as a positive or negative experience,…