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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…

Family Law Mediation Checklist

Every mediator has different intake forms they use to understand the issues facing a couple in family law disputes. Whether you come to our office for your mediation or go to another mediator, the che…
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Evaluative Mediation

Evaluative mediation is a mediation process which includes an evaluative component. In a traditional mediation, the mediator does not offer her opinion on the merits of any one party’s stand on issu…
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Attorney Mediator vs. Non-Attorney Mediator

Why use a Mediator who is an Attorney? A mediator in Minnesota does not have to be an attorney. A mediator might have a background in business, a background in mental health, or a background in workin…
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Help Your Kids Cope with a High-Conflict Parent

If you married a high conflict person, you know how that relationship can rob you of your self-esteem and make you feel like you are losing your sense of reality. Imagining your son or daughter having…

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…

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…

High Conflict People and Narcissists

Many people referred to as high conflict people also suffer from personality disorders. One common personality disorder in high conflict people is the Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  Anyone who h…

Mediating a Parenting Plan in Minnesota: Helpful Tips

Mediation can be faster, less expensive and result in much less animosity than a trial in a divorce with children.  A parenting plan can be created in mediation and the mediator’s role is to help b…

Family Law Meditation: What to Know Before You Go

Many people going through the divorce process attempt mediation at some point before going to trial. Mediation is a less formal and less expensive process than going to court. Mediation is intended to…
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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…

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