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March 2012 Archives

Expedited procedures in Anoka domestic violence cases paying off

Anoka County, Minnesota has been testing a new domestic abuse procedure since Sept. 2011 -- and the project has received high praise. The project tackles a variety of areas pertaining to domestic violence, from court proceedings to the involvement of the victim and accused perpetrator.

Expedited procedures in Anoka domestic violence cases paying off

Anoka County, Minnesota has been testing a new domestic abuse procedure since Sept. 2011 -- and the project has received high praise. The project tackles a variety of areas pertaining to domestic violence, from court proceedings to the involvement of the victim and accused perpetrator.

Prioritizing your child's education is crucial after divorce

So many issues arise in a divorce -- most, if not all, can be contentious and that brings simmering emotions to the surface for the splitting spouses. For splitting couples who have children, custody issues carry extra weight and bring their own unique set of complications to the table. Aside from the actual determination of sole or joint custody, both parents need to determine what the living situations and ultimate life decisions regarding their child will be following a divorce.

Prioritizing your child's education is crucial after divorce

So many issues arise in a divorce -- most, if not all, can be contentious and that brings simmering emotions to the surface for the splitting spouses. For splitting couples who have children, custody issues carry extra weight and bring their own unique set of complications to the table. Aside from the actual determination of sole or joint custody, both parents need to determine what the living situations and ultimate life decisions regarding their child will be following a divorce.

Kardashian v. Humphries: new rumors as media dispute continues

Kim Kardashian's divorce from former University of Minnesota basketball star Kris Humphries has been well-documented. The couple got married in 2011 and just 72 days after saying "I do," Kris and Kim were headed for the split. Since the divorce filing, there have been multiple stories alleging the marriage was fake -- part of a scheme to make money off the television rights to the Kardashian wedding, which were estimated at $10 million.

Kardashian v. Humphries: new rumors as media dispute continues

Kim Kardashian's divorce from former University of Minnesota basketball star Kris Humphries has been well-documented. The couple got married in 2011 and just 72 days after saying "I do," Kris and Kim were headed for the split. Since the divorce filing, there have been multiple stories alleging the marriage was fake -- part of a scheme to make money off the television rights to the Kardashian wedding, which were estimated at $10 million.

What are cohabitation agreements and do they compare to prenups?

It is rare to hear of cohabitation laws in the United States, especially ones that pertain to the division of assets for unmarried couples who live in the same home. Marriage numbers are at an all-time low, with the Pew Research Center indicating that 51% of adults are getting married. Many couples are choosing to avoid marriage, and when they also decide to live together, there are many combined assets that go into the relationship.

What are cohabitation agreements and do they compare to prenups?

It is rare to hear of cohabitation laws in the United States, especially ones that pertain to the division of assets for unmarried couples who live in the same home. Marriage numbers are at an all-time low, with the Pew Research Center indicating that 51% of adults are getting married. Many couples are choosing to avoid marriage, and when they also decide to live together, there are many combined assets that go into the relationship.

Pensions are complex in divorce, especially for military members

Lakeville residents are familiar with the major military contributions made by the state of Minnesota. The Red Bull Infantry has been involved with myriad military operations over the past few years. Military members are dedicated and hard-working, but sometimes that service comes at a personal cost. Family life becomes a foreign dynamic to some military members, and when they return home, they can sometimes find their marriage isn't the same.

Pensions are complex in divorce, especially for military members

Lakeville residents are familiar with the major military contributions made by the state of Minnesota. The Red Bull Infantry has been involved with myriad military operations over the past few years. Military members are dedicated and hard-working, but sometimes that service comes at a personal cost. Family life becomes a foreign dynamic to some military members, and when they return home, they can sometimes find their marriage isn't the same.

Man's first wife discovers second wife because of Facebook hint

The advent of social media sites has vastly changed the world. We are more connected than ever before, creating new friendships and relationships in ways that previous generations would have thought was science fiction. What does social media and the infinite interconnectivity it provides have to do with divorce?

Man's first wife discovers second wife because of Facebook hint

The advent of social media sites has vastly changed the world. We are more connected than ever before, creating new friendships and relationships in ways that previous generations would have thought was science fiction. What does social media and the infinite interconnectivity it provides have to do with divorce?

Collaboration and communication help your child through divorce

Child custody is rarely a simple issue when it comes to divorce. The best interests of a child are at the forefront both parents' minds - but maybe most critically in the mind of a judge, who will play an obvious and significant role in deciding custody and child support. Two matters that need to be decided in child custody disputes are legal custody and physical custody.

Collaboration and communication help your child through divorce

Child custody is rarely a simple issue when it comes to divorce. The best interests of a child are at the forefront both parents' minds - but maybe most critically in the mind of a judge, who will play an obvious and significant role in deciding custody and child support. Two matters that need to be decided in child custody disputes are legal custody and physical custody.

Specialized no-contact order deemed unconstitutional in Minnesota

Issues of domestic abuse are emotionally charged matters that need to be handled with the utmost care by the justice system. There are measures in place that protect the victim in a domestic abuse situation from further harm, such as restraining orders or emergency motions to keep children safe. One of these motions is called a domestic abuse no-contact order.

Specialized no-contact order deemed unconstitutional in Minnesota

Issues of domestic abuse are emotionally charged matters that need to be handled with the utmost care by the justice system. There are measures in place that protect the victim in a domestic abuse situation from further harm, such as restraining orders or emergency motions to keep children safe. One of these motions is called a domestic abuse no-contact order.

January and February see more divorce due to mounting stress

January and February are well-known as the "divorce months," a two-month stretch that sees a fervent rise in the number of divorce filings. So is this just a societal quirk, or is there a reason why the number of divorce cases increases after the New Year?

January and February see more divorce due to mounting stress

January and February are well-known as the "divorce months," a two-month stretch that sees a fervent rise in the number of divorce filings. So is this just a societal quirk, or is there a reason why the number of divorce cases increases after the New Year?

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