Category Archives: Child Custody

What to look forward to at mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods

September 8, 2016

There are other ways of coming to agreements with your ex-spouse outside of court intervention. In Minnesota, parties can choose from a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution options. The most common three are social early neutral evaluations (“SENE”), financial early neutral evaluations (“FENE”), and mediations (facilitative or evaluative). SENE SENEs, or Custody and Parenting

The difference between PTEs and PCs

July 8, 2016

Litigating issues relating to custody and parenting time can be time consuming, emotionally exhausting, and expensive. In an effort to avoid this kind of protracted litigation, many parents turn to various alternative dispute resolution options. Two such options are PTEs and PCs. While they may sound similar, there are some important differences that parents should

Traveling with your Child Post-Divorce

May 4, 2016

So your divorce or custody battle is at an end and now you want to go with your child to relax for a week overseas. What do you need to do before taking off? First, if you have not already done so, you will need to obtain a passport for your child. To do this,

Social Media Advice during Divorce

April 28, 2016

Reviewing and analyzing opposing party’s e-mails, text messages, Facebook posts, Tweets, etc. is part of a family law attorney’s daily job. Strewn about printouts of these posts and Tweets account for much of the paper stacked up on my desk. Every day, I review the printouts to help later prove physical, mental, or social health

Child Protection Basics

March 17, 2016

How it Begins A child protection case generally starts with social services being notified that a parent or parents are not adequately providing for their child’s physical, emotional, or educational needs. If social services feels that the information warrants intervention, they will contact the family to begin voluntary or involuntary child protection services. With voluntary

Finding the right family attorney for you: what to look for and what should be at the top of your list

January 28, 2016

By: Associate Attorney, Alison Grafsgaard, Esq. Over two million Americans get divorced every year, many of whom have never stepped foot in a courtroom or been involved in litigation. This hurdle, coupled with high emotion inaugurates an interesting and complex relationship between an attorney and his or her client. Building a cooperative relationship from the outset

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