Personal Statement by Olivia Kennedy I have grown up in a bizarre time in our country and world’s journey to social justice. On one hand, we seem to be making impactful strides toward a more just and equal world. Homosexuals are legally able to marry in the United States, African-Americans and other historically marginalized populations […]
A Q&A With Allison Maxim: Working with a Settlement-Oriented Lawyer The phrase “settlement-oriented lawyer” confuses some people. So, I sat down with someone to explain what it means, why it’s important, and how using a settlement lawyer can benefit them in their divorce. The transcript of our Q-and-A looks into the many advantages of finding […]
Blame takes the center stage in many divorces. Parties to a divorce often blame their partners for the hurt and grief they feel, and their partners in turn blame them for their pain. When taking a mindful approach to divorce, individuals learn to recognize these feelings, and use the appropriate tools to manage feelings in a productive way that can lead to healthier results for themselves and their children.
Getting a divorce can be a complicated process under the best of circumstances: custody, visitation (called “parenting time” in Minnesota), support of children, spousal support, even who will take the family’s beloved pet all can become thorny issues to settle as part of the final decree. But when there are substantial assets to be divided, […]
Custody Rights in Interstate Divorce Going through a divorce when children are involved is difficult enough on both the parents and the kids. But when the parents end up living in different states, it can seem overwhelmingly complicated to agree on a key issue such as child visitation and custody rights. As an interstate family […]