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?

Why Divorce Sucks

Divorce is a difficult process.  It is jarring.  It is emotional.  Aside from the death of a loved one, divorce is probably one of the more miserable experiences a person will have.  People going through a divorce have anxieties about the future.  They have concerns about how divorce will impact their children.  They have worries [...]

By |2010-01-29T10:05:34-05:00January 29th, 2010|Minnesota Divorce Procedure|0 Comments

MN Legal Separation and MN Divorce

Occasionally I am asked about the difference between a legal separation and a divorce.  As always, my comments on this blog pertain to Minnesota law only.  Though Minnesota family law is often similar to family law in other states, as often it is not.  There is no federal "family law," and there very few federal [...]

By |2009-12-30T09:56:45-05:00December 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Is Discovery In Minnesota Divorce?

In Minnesota, a divorce proceeding is a lawsuit, similar to just about any other district court proceeding.  Minnesota divorce procedures are governed by the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure, which are court rules that regulate all legal proceedings in Minnesota courts.  Additionally, there are other, more specific rules pertaining to divorce proceedings that are set forth [...]

By |2009-12-22T13:40:48-05:00December 22nd, 2009|Minnesota Divorce Procedure|0 Comments

How to Prepare for Divorce

There are several important steps you should take when preparing for divorce. Ideally, you should take these steps before the divorce proceeding actually begins. These steps will save you money and will position you to achieve a more favorable outcome.  Its part of strategic divorce planning. I will discuss various aspects of preparation in subsequent [...]

By |2009-11-17T09:10:00-05:00November 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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