Parenting Consultant (PC)

A Parenting Consultant (PC) is a neutral third party who is hired by a contract to help advocate for the best interests of children in a custody case. Both parents must agree to the hiring of a parenting consultant, and then the court can order the appointment of a...

Estate Planning – Getting Started and Keeping Current

Estate planning is one of those items you want to have completed and available, but not necessarily have to use, at least not for a very long time. As it is used at the end-of-life, it’s not the most relished of topics of conversation or thought, however it is...

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Minnesota does recognize the rights of grandparents to visit with their grandchildren. When there are situations in which a grandparent’s own child is dead or absent or has their own parenting time restricted, or even if the grandparent and their child are...

Reasons Mediation May Not Be the Answer

Mediation is a great alternative to completing a divorce proceeding without having to attend court, however it is not right for all people and their situations. Below is a list of reasons why mediation may not be right for you: One or both parties have unrealistic...

Refusal to Close in a Real Estate Transaction

A real estate transaction has multiple steps when your lawyer may be providing services for you.  The first instance is when negotiating the terms of the purchase agreement.  Once a purchase agreement is executed, your attorney may assist you during the due diligence...

Recognition of Parentage

If the parents of a child were never married, the mother has sole legal and physical custody until a court order says otherwise. It is presumed that the mother is the parent of a child, but unless the father and mother are married, there is no presumption for the...

What is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes another person to act on your behalf. The actions the appointed person can make vary from real property transactions to banking transactions to business operation transactions. A power of attorney is established...

Could your divorce cost you more than you ever expected?

Not only is divorce often times a sour event, but it can also be expensive, outrageously so if you aren’t careful. Sometimes in a divorce case, a party doesn’t want to partake in the process, or outright refuses to participate in the legal process. As much...

Have a contract you need an attorney to review?

Entering into a contract is a part of life, as you enter into a contract whenever you provide/receive goods or services in exchange for compensation, regardless of whether the agreement is in writing or not. Having a contract in writing can certainly help clear up...

Do you have your affairs in order?

Do you have a will? Do you know that having a will doesn’t guarantee your estate won’t have to go through probate? Having a will is definitely an important step in estate planning, and if your assets must go through probate, it can help speed up the...