Category Archives: Legal Separation

August 29, 2016

Growing from Your Divorce

In the early days of separation and divorce you may find the idea of growing from your divorce difficult to believe. You may be in a state of depression or denial wondering how your life will carry on, much less Continue reading…

August 15, 2016

So, What Does the Collaborative Attorney Do? Part II

In Part One I talked about the experience attorneys gather while working in the traditional role of an adversary. Tasked with the sole responsibility of putting the case together, attorneys were the person in charge. When we created the collaborative Continue reading…

July 19, 2016

Divorce and Dignity

You may remember the “Death and Dignity Act” which was brought to light in the fall of 2014 by the young advocate with terminal brain cancer, Britney Maynard. Britney was a beautiful, well educated, 29 year old, who moved to Continue reading…

October 9, 2015

What is a legal separation?

A lot of confusion exists about the terms “separation” and “legal separation” under Minnesota law. While both refer to a change in marital status, they have distinct meanings, processes, and consequences. “Separation” means only that you are living in different Continue reading…

June 2, 2015

Retitling Assets Following Divorce

A large component of a divorce is dividing the assets that you and your spouse accumulated during your marriage. Now that the divorce decree is completed, it is essential to start retitling assets as soon as possible. Retitling of assets Continue reading…

November 29, 2013

Choosing a Divorce Attorney Part III

Choosing an attorney is a critical decision and not to be taken lightly. Equally if not more important is who your spouse chooses to have as their attorney. You can follow all the steps in this series of posts on Continue reading…

November 25, 2013

Choosing a Divorce Attorney Part I

Choosing an attorney to represent you in a divorce proceeding at first may sound fairly straightforward. Too often I see this critical step not being given the attention it deserves. Sometimes it is simply a friend, relative or co-worker who Continue reading…

August 9, 2013

Is It Harder for a Same-Sex Couple to Divorce?

A recent article, “For gay couples, divorce comes with extra costs” describes the difficulties some people have faced in getting a same-sex divorce. Some of the difficulties identified have been addressed in Minnesota’s recent same-sex civil marriage legislation and others Continue reading…

August 1, 2013

When is a Divorce Action Commenced in Minnesota?

Categories: DivorceLegal Separation

I recently met with a man (I’ll call him John) whose wife wanted to divorce.  He was very much against ending the marriage.  He went to the office of his wife’s attorney presumably to discuss settlement, but instead received his Continue reading…

June 10, 2013

Collaborative Divorce “Cons”?

Much has been said about a newer process of divorce called Collaborative Divorce.  In Collaborative Divorce, the couple works with a multi-disciplinary team to produce a unique and personalized divorce contract wherein both parties agree not to go or threaten Continue reading…