Should YOU Make the First Move?

Often, people who know a divorce is coming ask me whether they should file first, or whether they should let their spouse file first.  My answer is "It depends." If the divorce is non-contested, if you and your spouse get along well and you know with certainty that you will reach an amicable, peaceful agreement [...]

By |2014-04-16T09:22:29-05:00April 16th, 2014|Minnesota Divorce Guru, Minnesota parenting time disputes, Minnesota Spousal Maintenance, Minnetonka Divorce Guru|Comments Off on Should YOU Make the First Move?

Divorce and Drug Addiction

Occasionally someone contacts me about divorcing a spouse who is abusing alcohol or drugs.  They would like to keep the proceeding "amicable," but at the same time they are concerned that their spouse might receive inappropriate parenting time, meaning that their child might be left alone with a drug-using or actively-alcoholic spouse.  They are concerned [...]

Minnesota Divorce in 2011

My recent blog post on the future of divorce in Minnesota has received a lot of attention.  I am hopeful that the folks at the Minnesota state legislature understand the severe economic pressure that the Minnesota court system is under.  While I like to remain apolitical in this blog, it is nonetheless true that the [...]

Plymouth MN Divorce Guru

Often I am asked about the circumstances under which a divorced parent can modify the parenting time arrangement that they have with their ex-spouse.  Modification can be needed for a variety of reasons - people change  jobs, children get older and get involved in more extra-curricular activities, people have either more time or less time [...]

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