Family law court

Judges vs. Referees in Minnesota Family Court

In some Minnesota courts, family law cases may be assigned to either a judge or a referee.  This is especially the case in the Second Judicial District (Ramsey County) and the Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County). Although appearing before a referee tends to be similar to appearing before a judge, ...

2020-08-27T16:38:47-05:00June 25, 2019|Categories: Family Law Blog, Family law court|Tags: , |

A Guide to Pretrial (Prehearing) in Minnesota Family Law Court

A pretrial (also known as a prehearing) is the hearing that you have before the trial in family law court.  There are several different matters that can be dealt with at the pretrial, including: Scheduling the date of the trial Setting up deadlines for witness and exhibit lists Setting up ...

2020-08-27T16:38:49-05:00May 20, 2019|Categories: Family Law Blog, Family law court|Tags: , |

Study Shows Joint Parenting May Be Most Beneficial

Children who spend time with both parents after a divorce may be better off than those who only live with mom or dad, according to research from the American Psychological Association. The study suggests that joint parenting agreements can help children adjust in the aftermath of a divorce. Dr. Robert ...

10 Tips for Representing Yourself in Your Divorce

We oftentimes receive a call or question from someone who wants to know if they can represent themselves in a divorce. The answer is “yes.” Technically, you can represent yourself; however, there are some basics you should know. 1.  You are pro se  (pronounced “pro-say”) This is the Latin term ...