Posts Categorized: Family law court

New Minnesota Bill Would Provide Adoptive Families with More Funding

A new Minnesota bill is attempting to help increase adoption rates in Minnesota by providing larger subsidies for families who choose to adopt. Adoption advocates say the state’s adoption rate currently stands as the second lowest rate in the nation due in large part to the lack of financial assistance that is provided to adoptive… [...]

5 Ways to Avoid Divorce

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… [...]

Abortion and the Rights of Surrogate Mothers

A recent story out of Connecticut has raised legal and ethical questions about the rights of a surrogate parent who has entered into a contract with a couple seeking a child. Crystal Kelley agreed to become a surrogate for a couple who wanted a child, but complications arose when a five-month ultrasound revealed fetal abnormalities. … [...]

New Minnesota Bill May Reunite Children and Parents

Minnesota parents who lost custody of their children may soon get a second chance to care for them. A new bill called the Family Reunification Act is making its way through Minnesota legislature, and the act aims at reuniting motivated parents with their children who have previously been placed in foster care. About 400 children… [...]

How to Handle Your First Valentine’s Day after Divorce

February 14th goes by a lot of different names, such as: Valentine’s Day Anti-Valentine’s Day National Singles’ Awareness Day While Valentine’s Day may be tough for people regardless of their relationship status, it can be particularly difficult for someone who is experiencing the day for the first time as a divorcee. The thought of spending… [...]

Minnesota Judge Puts Children First

The following article has been around for over 10 years, but its message is so powerful that we wanted to share it on our blog. In 2001, Judge Michael Haas presided over a difficult and particularly nasty divorce case.  He felt that the two parties were so angry with one another that they were neglecting… [...]

Study Shows Divorce’s Impact on Children’s Grades

A new study out of the UK found that students whose parents divorce after they turn seven are significantly more likely to see a drop in school performance. The research examined children of all age groups, and it attempted to determine how children are affected by a variety of factors.  The study concluded those children… [...]