Archive: 2018

Brown Law Office
December 13, 2018

Best Ways to Be Amicable Through Divorce

Most divorces are uncontested, but that certainly doesn't imply that they're amicable. Even the kindest, most considerate spouses may find themselves lashing out at one another throughout the duration of the divorce process. It's only natural at such a stressful time — but this behavior can cause irreparable harm. Struggling to keep your cool? Follow these best practices to keep your divorce as amicable as possible:

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Brown Law Office
December 5, 2018

Guide to Recovering Need-Based Attorney Fees

Court costs and attorney fees are a natural concern when pursuing divorce via litigation. Financial fears sometimes push couples into making unacceptable compromises in mediation. Thankfully, there's another way. Section 518.14 of the Minnesota Statutes provides the basis for recovering need-based attorney fees, as we explain below:  

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Brown Law Office
November 21, 2018

Types of Third-Party Custody Awarded in Minnesota

During most custody proceedings, Minnesota courts presume that it is in the child's best interest to maintain strong relationships with both parents — and for custody to be awarded to one or both biological parents. In select cases, however, third-party custody may prove preferable. Read on to learn more about the specific circumstances in which an alternate approach to custody may be approved:

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Brown Law Office
November 14, 2018

What Is the Role of a Parenting Consultant?

Divorce is never easy, but children complicate matters. When kids are involved, dissolution becomes more than a financial arrangement; divorcing parents must also consider such emotional issues as custody and visitation. These matters are not always permanently resolved through divorce; former spouses may continue to argue about parenting time and other contentious matters. In Minnesota, parenting consultants offer a valuable opportunity to resolve such issues without returning to court.

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Brown Law Office
October 31, 2018

Is Divorce Really Contagious?

Behaviors spread more easily than we care to admit. Research suggests that merely having obese friends predisposes you to weight gain. Likewise, you're more likely to pick up a cigarette if your friends regularly smoke. Unfortunately, the same principle holds true with marriage and divorce, as we demonstrate below:

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Brown Law Office
October 24, 2018

The Terrifying Relationship Between Student Loan Debt And Divorce

Financial concerns play a significant role in numerous divorces. While unemployment, housing costs, or credit card debt can take their toll, student loan debt is one of the most often cited sources of difficulty. Read on to learn more about the surprising connection between student loan debt and divorce.

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Brown Law Office
October 17, 2018

How Online Assets Are Divvied Up During Divorce

Divorce increasingly occurs online, with email accounts and social media profiles playing an especially important role in the process. The online interference doesn't end there, however. Many couples own digital property, which, like any marital assets, must be divided equitably upon divorce. Below, we offer insight into the process of dividing digital assets.

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Brown Law Office
October 3, 2018

Emotional Abuse: Scars on the inside

Emotional abuse can take many forms, but it nearly always leads to a fearful spouse who alters behavior in hopes of keeping the abusive person happy. Abusers use tactics often seen in POW camps, as they realize that it's easier to exert control via emotional manipulation than through physical means. Such behavior can leave lasting scars, including feelings of helplessness or shame. Many victims of emotional abuse struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.


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