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July 2012 Archives

Art collection holds unique value for divorcing couple

One of Microsoft's earliest employees recently finalized a divorce agreement with his ex-wife. The two had been married for 23 years when they separated in 2009 and had acquired many properties jointly and separately and were also both avid art and antique collectors. Dividing up these complex assets proved to be quite a challenge, especially when it came to the art collection.

Art collection holds unique value for divorcing couple

One of Microsoft's earliest employees recently finalized a divorce agreement with his ex-wife. The two had been married for 23 years when they separated in 2009 and had acquired many properties jointly and separately and were also both avid art and antique collectors. Dividing up these complex assets proved to be quite a challenge, especially when it came to the art collection.

Grandparents' rights during and after divorce

Most states do not protect a grandparent's right to see their grandchild. The issue is not as clear cut as custody between parents or parenting time agreements, in large part because a family's relationship with grandparents can change significantly over time. In some unique cases courts may grant primary custody to a grandparent, but this is less common than families making their own arrangement for visits.

Grandparents' rights during and after divorce

Most states do not protect a grandparent's right to see their grandchild. The issue is not as clear cut as custody between parents or parenting time agreements, in large part because a family's relationship with grandparents can change significantly over time. In some unique cases courts may grant primary custody to a grandparent, but this is less common than families making their own arrangement for visits.

Woman advertises divorce on home for-sale sign

A soon-to-be-ex couple is using unusual tactics to try to sell the home they once shared. A for-sale sign outside of a single family home reads "husband left us for a 22 year old." The woman who posted the sign says that she did it for publicity purposes, but asserts that the facts on the sign are true.

Woman advertises divorce on home for-sale sign

A soon-to-be-ex couple is using unusual tactics to try to sell the home they once shared. A for-sale sign outside of a single family home reads "husband left us for a 22 year old." The woman who posted the sign says that she did it for publicity purposes, but asserts that the facts on the sign are true.

Service members face confusion, inequities in child custody cases

A panel of legal experts from around the country met this week to finalize a recommended change to child custody law. The issue they are working to solve the patchwork of legal remedies and rights for service members returning from a deployment who are dealing with a child custody dispute.

Service members face confusion, inequities in child custody cases

A panel of legal experts from around the country met this week to finalize a recommended change to child custody law. The issue they are working to solve the patchwork of legal remedies and rights for service members returning from a deployment who are dealing with a child custody dispute.

Father allows teen to marry to avoid boarding school

Minnesota families know how difficult it can be to reach a child custody agreement, especially in a situation where a child has unique educational or healthcare needs. Each parent usually has a different idea of what would be best for their child, and often the court steps in to help provide a solution from a neutral perspective.

Father allows teen to marry to avoid boarding school

Minnesota families know how difficult it can be to reach a child custody agreement, especially in a situation where a child has unique educational or healthcare needs. Each parent usually has a different idea of what would be best for their child, and often the court steps in to help provide a solution from a neutral perspective.

Settlement reached in Holmes/Cruise divorce

Just two weeks ago we posted about the surprising announcement that former Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes filed for divorce from action star Tom Cruise. Even more surprising is that despite some very complex assets, the two seem to have already reached a settlement.

Settlement reached in Holmes/Cruise divorce

Just two weeks ago we posted about the surprising announcement that former Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes filed for divorce from action star Tom Cruise. Even more surprising is that despite some very complex assets, the two seem to have already reached a settlement.

Co-parenting after a divorce

For many Minnesota families who have been through a divorce, one of the biggest challenges can be getting back to everyday life and caring for the children. Most couples create detailed child custody agreements as a part of the divorce process, but how to enforce the agreement and how the parties behave may still remain to be determined after the papers have been signed.

Co-parenting after a divorce

For many Minnesota families who have been through a divorce, one of the biggest challenges can be getting back to everyday life and caring for the children. Most couples create detailed child custody agreements as a part of the divorce process, but how to enforce the agreement and how the parties behave may still remain to be determined after the papers have been signed.

Minneapolis sisters caught in the middle of adoption mix-up

Two young sisters from Minneapolis have an uncertain future because of a malfunction on the part of the state's adoption system coordinating with Mississippi authorities. The girls, now aged two and a half years old and 21 months old, are in the process of being adopted by both their current foster parents and their grandmother who lives out of state.

Minneapolis sisters caught in the middle of adoption mix-up

Two young sisters from Minneapolis have an uncertain future because of a malfunction on the part of the state's adoption system coordinating with Mississippi authorities. The girls, now aged two and a half years old and 21 months old, are in the process of being adopted by both their current foster parents and their grandmother who lives out of state.

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