Posts Tagged: minnesota

Americans Becoming Less Tolerant of Cheating Partners

A recent Gallup roll found that 91 percent of American adults believe adultery is wrong, a big jump from 40 years ago, when only 70 percent of people believed extramarital affairs were “always wrong”. Americans have shown that they are willing to accept some societal trends once considered taboo, but we continue to have an… [...]

Family Law Impacts of the Same-Sex Marriage in Minnesota

The legalization of same sex marriage in Minnesota has been a hot topic around the state and on this blog over the past few days.  We’ve talked about the celebration surrounding the passage of the bill, and we’ve looked at a history of gay marriage in the United States.  Today, we’ll explore the legal impacts… [...]

A History of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

May 14th, 2013 will forever be remembered as the day Minnesota became just the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage.  Although the law won’t go into effect until August 1, the bill’s passage means many new changes are on the horizon for gay couples.  In recognition of the bill, we decided to make a timeline… [...]

Minnesota Will Legalize Gay Marriage Tuesday

Minnesota will become just the 12th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriages when Governor Mark Dayton signs the bill Tuesday. Supporters of the bill gathered at the capital Monday to celebrate the vote making its way through the Senate, and they once again lined the steps on Tuesday to commemorate the expected signing… [...]

5 Tips for Communicating During a Divorce

We’ve written about effective communicative technologies during a divorce on this blog before, but many people are unaware of how common it is for electronic correspondences to make their way into the court room.  A recent study by the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers found that some sort of social media evidence was used in… [...]

Minimum Parenting Time Rules Unlikely to Change in Minnesota in 2013

Family law legislation like the Family Reunification Act or the adoptive placement bill have been making waves in 2013, but one bill that will not be voted on this year surrounds how much minimum parenting time each parent receives after a divorce. Last year, Governor Mark Dayton shot down a bill that would have increased… [...]

6 Steps for Throwing Your Friend a Great Divorce Shower

You’ve probably heard of wedding showers and baby showers, but you may not have heard of a divorce shower before.  Divorce showers are becoming a popular way to celebrate the freedoms that come with being newly divorced.  Others use it as a way to cheer up a friend if they are down in the dumps… [...]