Posts Categorized: Divorce

Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US

An increasing amount of states are shifting towards a shared parenting presumption in family law cases, as proponents believe children are better served if they can spend equal time with both parents. “The best interest of the child or children trump the interests of the filing parent,” said Tom Barnett, the executive director of the… [...]

Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce

No two divorces are the same. Some are amicable, while others are a little testier. Sometimes a person files for divorce after months of evaluation, other times it occurs in a quick moment of clarity.  However a couple comes to the decision to file for divorce is up to them, but sometimes the partners begin… [...]

The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice

A recent Huffington Post article outlined the top 11 worst pieces of marriage advice. One piece of advice in particular relates to divorce as well. That piece of “bad advice” is that “you can always get divorced.” Minnesota: No-Fault State Minnesota is a no-fault state, which means neither party needs to have a reason to… [...]

Getting the Most Out of Your Family Law Retainer

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… [...]

Parents Often Overlook Impact Divorce Has On Children

A new study suggests that many divorcing parents overlook the effects separation has on children, which means parents might unintentionally be making the split harder than it needs to be on their kids. Separate studies conclude that the elements of a divorce are viewed differently from the eyes of a child. According to researchers: Children… [...]

Drinking Habits Impact Divorce Likelihood

A new study out of the University of Buffalo found that couples who have similar drinking habits are less likely to get a divorce than a pair who have disproportion consumption habits.  For their study, researchers tracked newlyweds over a nine-year period. They found: Couples who have similar drinking habits sought a divorce 30 percent… [...]

Dealing With Divorce During The Holidays

For some, holidays can be a great time to celebrate the season with friends and family, but for others, it can be a very stressful time of year. If your relationship is on the rocks heading into the holidays, the extra stress could push you over the edge. Family Law Attorney Katie Lammers says she… [...]