Family law court

What Should You Wear for a Court Hearing?

Many parties preparing to attend court wonder what sort of attire is appropriate for the hearing. The general rule you should follow is you should dress as if you were going to a job interview or business casual/business professional. The attorneys will most likely be the most formal people in ...

2021-10-12T09:53:37-05:00October 12, 2021|Categories: Family law court|

5 Advantages of Divorce Alternative Dispute Resolution

The advantages of participating in alternative dispute resolution are expansive, and there are many different types of family law alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  In fact, attending some form of alternative dispute resolution may be required in Minnesota family courts for custody matters, unless there are allegations of abuse. We will ...

2021-02-05T12:00:07-06:00February 5, 2021|Categories: Family Law Blog, Family law court, Practice|

Changing Your Divorce Decree in Minnesota

You Don’t Think Your Divorce Decree Is Fair: Now What? If you were recently divorced and you don’t think the resulting judgment and decree is fair, there may be an opportunity to modify the terms or ask the court to reconsider its decision. Mistakes are made and things happen during ...

2021-01-18T10:51:58-06:00January 18, 2021|Categories: Divorce, Family Law Blog, 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 ...

Pizza Fliers Help Fuel Surge in Child Support Payments

While the University of Kentucky may have fallen just short of a National Championship during last month’s NCAA basketball tournament, one Kentucky county is celebrating a big success from its latest campaign to collect child support payments. Hopkins County ran a “March Mania” campaign during the NCAA Tournament in which ...