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Co-parenting is a TEAM Effort How do you co-parent during a pandemic? Keep in mind this won’t last forever and communication is key. That is true whether we are living under pandemic restrictions or… Read More
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Physical Custody Label

Physical Custody Label May Make a Difference. June, 2018 In June, 2018 the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a decision made by the Minnesota Court of Appeals and made a dramatic decision regarding phy… Read More
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Three Ways to Minimize Conflict for Children

Children are Negatively Impacted by Conflict For years research has shown that conflict is most damaging to children. Whether their parents are married, divorced, or are living post-divorce, on-going… Read More
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Alternative Dispute Resolution is a process for resolving conflict as an alternative to litigation. Mediation is one form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (aka ADR). Mediation is an ideal process for… Read More
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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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Help Children Through Divorce

In an effort to value marriage, somehow society has stigmatized children who grow up in homes without two parents. We should value marriage while also respecting the fact that some people, for a varie… 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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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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Focus on a Parenting Plan and Not Custody

In Minnesota there are two kids of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody involves making major life decisions for the children such as where they will live, go to school, what religion they will… Read More
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What is a Parenting Consultant and Do You Really Need One?

KSTP did a short piece this past week on their evening news program which seemed to imply Parenting Consultants are a waste of a client’s money. Interestingly they only spoke to two women and both w… 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 also offers Early Neutral Evaluations. Christine is the proud single parent of thr… Read More

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