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January 2015 Archives

Grandparents' rights after parents' death or divorce

Many Minnesota grandparents cherish the relationships they have with their grandchildren. Some see their grandchildren monthly, weekly or even on a daily basis and would be devastated if they could no longer visit them for some reason. Unfortunately, many parents refuse to allow the grandparents to see their grandchildren on a regular basis for some reason. In some cases, the parents are harming their children and the grandparents want to gain custody. Minnesota recognizes grandparents' rights and can help grandparents gain visitation or custody rights based on their situations.

How is a child's religion determined after divorce?

When Minnesota couples with children divorce, there are often many custody issues to consider. One of these issues is religion. When a couple is not religious or shares the same religion, then this may not be a problem. However, many couples nowadays are interfaith and either choose which religion they want their children to practice or intertwine aspects of both religions. When the couple decides to divorce, what do the children do?

Pros and cons of an uncontested divorce for property division

For Minnesota couples who decide to divorce but are still on friendly terms, an uncontested divorce may be ideal. All divorces start out the same - by filing the appropriate paperwork - but an uncontested divorce will typically run much smoother because both parties will be more apt to negotiate on the bigger issues, such as child custody, alimony and even who gets the marital home. However, it's not right for everyone. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of an uncontested divorce.

For many Minnesotans, their resolution is to get a divorce

2014 has come and gone and now it's time for a new year. Many Minnesotans may resolve to eat better, exercise more or lose weight. For some, their New Year's resolution may be to file for divorce. As unpleasant as this may seem, they're not alone. In fact, the legal community has dubbed Jan. 2 'Divorce Day,' since many people tend to contact lawyers and start the divorce process on this day.

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