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Gaslighting: Word of the Year in 2022

In November, 2022, Merriam-Webster (the dictionary company), chose “gaslighting” as the word of the year. They based the designation on the increase in online lookups of gaslighting 1,740%… Read More
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Name Change Checklist Post-Divorce

Thinking about changing your name as part of your divorce? About half of my clients choose to change their name as part of their divorce process. While most clients decide to go back to their maiden n… Read More
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More Recent Changes to Child Support Laws

Child support guidelines have changed in Minnesota effective for all orders issued after January 1, 2023 (see post from January 14, 2023). In addition to the changed guidelines, the 2021 legislation a… Read More
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Manage Conflict and Forgive Yourself

2020 was an exceptionally tough year for many people. Studies show that the pandemic resulted in people feeling more depression, more anxiety, and more financial stress. All perfectly understandable r… Read More
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How to Handle a Narcissist

Narcissism Runs on a Scale Narcissism runs along a scale from standard-issue self-centeredness to full blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder. It seems the label “narcissist” is used more… Read More
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Free Healthcare Directive for Minnesota

Free Healthcare Directives are available now. Protect yourself for peace of mind. Read More
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Maintenance is Not a Lifetime Profit Sharing Plan

Spousal Maintenance Cannot be Determined by Equalizing Income. June 18, 2018 There are eight factors a court must consider when determining an appropriate amount and duration for spousal maintenance (… 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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ADR-Mediation

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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