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Collaborative Divorce Minnesota

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Baby's Father Wants Custody

What Happens Now? In Minnesota, when a baby is born to unwed parents, the mother of the child has sole legal and sole physical custody of the child (even though a recognition of parentage may have bee… Read More
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Minimizing the Impact of Divorce on Children

I subscribe to several different social media outlets regarding family law and just yesterday I read an article about a survey done in Australia about the impact of divorce on children. In the article… Read More
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Financial Disputes Settled in an FENE

Child support, spousal maintenance, property division, and business valuations are just some of the financial issues which might need to be settled during a divorce. Parties who are willing to partici… Read More
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SENE in Minnesota (Social Early Neutral Evaluation)

An SENE is a “Social Early Neutral Evaluation”. It is a voluntary process parents may choose to participate in when they disagree about custody or parenting issues. The SENE is used in divorce cas… Read More
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Can Working Over-time Work Against Your Child Support Case?

When determining child support, Minnesota law states there is a presumption that every parent can work 40 hours a week (unless there is a disability, or a few other exceptions). If a parent chooses to… Read More
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Categories: Child Support

Are Commissions and Bonuses Income for Child Support Calculations?

How do commissions and bonuses factor into child support when they vary month to month and year to year? When determining child support, the court determines the gross income for each party, and then… Read More
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Categories: Child Support

What Matters in a Custody Dispute? Lessons from Usher

Once a court established custody, it can be difficult to change in the future. By now, you have likely heard about the unfortunate incident which occurred last week when entertainer Usher’s four yea… Read More
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How to Handle Conflict over Children’s Activities and Sports

A Parenting Consultant may be the answer to helping solve everyday parenting conflicts including activities and sports. A Parenting Consultant’s goal is to help parents make decisions in the best in… Read More
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Must a Wife Obey Her Husband in Minnesota?

Must a wife obey her husband? Is it in the Bible? Does it make a difference if one believes it to be true or not true in a custody dispute? Does giving a child a cell phone make you a bad parent unwor… Read More
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Meet Christine Callahan

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Christine Callahan is an attorney practicing solely in the area of family law across Minnesota. She is also a mediator, a Minnesota Rule 114 qualified neutral, and she is on the Court Rosters of approved Early Neutral Evaluators for Scott and Carver… Read More

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