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Child Support Payments
Our clients often ask a lot of questions about child support. One of the most common questions is – “when does child support end?” Does child support automatically terminate when one child emancipates? Definition of a “Child” A “child” is defined as “an individual under 18 years of age, an individual under age 20 who...
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If a man and a woman are unmarried at the time of a child’s birth, the mother has sole legal and physical custody until the court issues an order stating otherwise. An unmarried father has to establish himself as the legal father of a child before he has any rights to ask for parenting time. Even...
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Going through a divorce or child custody issue can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be hard on your wallet. Attorneys typically ask for a retainer fee before a case begins, and they return anything left over after the case is settled. Sometimes clients get a large portion back; in other cases, they are...
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A study by Co-operative Legal Services found that poor lifestyle and financial planning were two main reasons that couples sought a divorce. The study polled both married and divorced couples in hopes of pinpointing the biggest factors that lead to marital dissatisfaction and divorce. Marital Dissatisfaction Simply having an in-depth discussion about important family matters...
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Divorces come in all shapes and sizes.  Some divorces are the accumulation of hundreds of small events over the years, while others are the result of a major incident.  Recently, the Huffington Post surveyed 100 couples about what constitutes a “dealbreaker” in marriage.  Below are the top five things each couple should avoid if they...
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Divorce usually takes an emotional toll on all involved.  While you may feel happy or encouraged by your fresh start, the separation of their mother and father can be extremely hard on kids.  While everyone deserves to be happy, it’s important to properly address your children’s emotional state before jumping back into the dating pool. ...
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It depends. Sometimes people request that two law firms team up or collaborate to represent them in their divorce case. This might be because one attorney specializes in a particular issue or area of law that is relevant to the case.  For example, there may be a real estate or business attorney representing the interests...
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Minnesota kicked off National Adoption Awareness Month on Sunday with an event for now-adopted foster children. The annual celebration, which focused on child support, allowed former foster children to share their stories with current and prospective foster families.  The event also celebrated the adoption of 540 foster children by Minnesota families in 2011. Event Details...
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It goes without saying that child custody cases are intensely emotional. When emotions run high, parents tend to make rash decisions that can negatively impact the result of their custody case. It is always best to be honest and amicable during your divorce proceeding. Lying about your spouse or making unreasonable demands is counterproductive and...
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As with most areas of law, divorce law is a complex arena. There are a plethora of rules, regulations, terms, and conditions that each divorcing party must be aware of. The best way to enter into a divorce proceeding is to educate yourself. On that note, here are the top 3 acronyms that you need...
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