Catfishing, Hook-ups and Sexting: Don’t let your search for love turn into a lawsuit.

Today, roughly 40% of Americans use online dating sites. Your online dating behavior can have some very serious legal consequences.  Catfishing- Not a good idea.  Last year, Minnesotan wedding photographer, Bobby Faerber testified in court against fellow Minnesotan, Jesse Gullickson. Gullickson had used Faerber’s photos to create a fake dating account on the popular app, […]

My Child has Been Convicted of a Crime. What do I do?

No parent ever wants to face the phone call that their child has been arrested or convicted of a crime. However, more than a million teenagers are arrested every year.  What should you do if your child is arrested or in trouble?  The first thing you should tell your child is this: Do not talk […]

Is an Annulment an Option for You?

What is an annulment and how is it different than a divorce? Divorce and annulment both end a marriage. In the eyes of the court, a divorce says that a legitimate marriage has ended. An annulment says that the marriage never existed.  Requirements for qualifying for an annulment are much more restrictive than they are […]

Infidelity Resources and Thoughts on Post Nuptial Agreements

If your partner has not been faithful to you or if you have not been faithful to your spouse, you may be wondering if it is even possible to keep the marriage together and make it healthy again. It depends. If both spouses are willing to try to work it out, it is possible. We […]

Male Victims of Domestic Violence

The statistics for domestic violence are sad. 1 in 4 women will “experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.” These women often feel voiceless and powerless to escape their situations. […]

Non-Parental Rights

Non-Parental Custody If you are a relative of a child by blood or marriage, you may be interested in what your rights are pertaining to that child. Perhaps you feel that the parents are not caring for the child properly and you want to intervene. Or you may simply want a relationship with the child and […]

Protect Your Parental Rights: A Word of Caution

The law is meant to be protective of parental rights. When it comes to giving up parental rights in the case of an adoption, there are a few ways that can happen. Consider, for example, that a child has both a biological mother and a biological father who divorce. The father gets remarried and wants […]

Thoughts on Custody Evaluations

What is a custody evaluation? A custody evaluation is a process in which a mental health professional interviews, observes, and evaluates you, your ex, and your children. At the end of the evaluation process, they give their professional recommendation about custody arrangements to the judge. These recommendations are not legal decisions. The judge could choose […]

4 Ways to Make Your Divorce Easier on Your Teenager

Divorce is hard on everyone involved. Parents often fear that their divorce will do irreparable harm to their children. While studies have shown many adverse effects of divorce on offspring, there are things you can do to lesson those effects and help your children cope better. Even in ideal circumstances, the teenage years can be […]

What Can You Do When a Loved One is Arrested

There are probably few things more stressful than watching your loved one get arrested or hearing about it after the fact. Here are the first few steps you can take if this is what you are facing.   Step 1: Stay calm and try to find out the most important facts.   Most likely you are dealing with many difficult emotions. Try your […]