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Making Parenting Decisions Post-Divorce

Making Parenting Decisions Post-DivorceIf you were married when you had your children, you probably did not even consider what it would be like to parent on your own or from two different residences. You likely assumed that you and your spouse would parent as a married unit couple until your children were out of the house. Divorce may not be something you wished for, but it is the reality for many families in the United States. If divorce is something you are

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What Do I Need To Know Before I Divorce In Minnesota?

What Do I Need To Know Before I Divorce In MinnesotaIf you are moving forward with a divorce from your spouse, there are several things that you should know before you begin the process if you live in Minnesota. Below is a list of some of the top issues to consider.

1. It does not matter who is at fault: Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state which means that the court does need to see that one of the parties did something wrong. The court will not factor in infidelity or other marital issues when deciding to grant a divorce.

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Should I Hire a Lawyer For My Divorce?

Should I Hire a Lawyer For My Divorce?One of the most common questions when it comes to a divorce is when to hire a lawyer. In fact, most people assume that in order to get a divorce, you need to hire a lawyer right away. Hiring a divorce lawyer makes certain assumptions about the divorce process that are not necessarily the case. Here are some things to consider as you determine whether you need to hire an attorney for your divorce.

1. You do not have to go through the court system to have your divorce granted: You can choose mediation to resolve all issues related to your divorce including

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What Does A Mediator Do In Divorce Mediation?

What Does A Mediator Do In Divorce Mediation?When you use a mediator to help you settle the terms of your divorce, it is wise to get a strong understanding of what you should and should not expect from your mediator during the process. The most important thing to understand is that a mediator will not make decisions about your case. Your mediator is not a decider – that is actually your role. A mediator is trained to be neutral and trained to help you and your spouse resolve all of the issues related to your divorce. This includes developing a parenting plan that outlines how you and your co-parent will share custody, deciding exactly how you will equitably divide all of the property that you share and even determining whether or not child or spousal

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Managing Parenting Problems After Divorce

Managing Parenting Problems After DivorceThe traditional court system is not set up to be able to litigate each and every issue that comes up between co-parents after a divorce. No matter how old your children are when you divorce, there are going to be issues that come up as the time passes, as the kid’s needs change and you and your ex move on with your lives. These changes are normal, and mediation is ideal for resolving these issues so that you do not have to spend

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Offering All Services Virtually

While providing virtual ADR services was not part of our plan, we have made the necessary accommodations to ensure we can continue to serve our clients during these unsettling times. All services are currently available through virtually. We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at


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Amber Serwat & Gabe Frye
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