What questions should I ask when hiring an attorney?

Most people have never had to hire an attorney.  When they find themselves in need of a family law attorney, they often are so focused on what is going on in their life at the time that they do not know what they should discuss with an attorney or where to even start with their […]

Can what I post on Facebook affect my court case?

Many people have a Facebook page.  They post fun recipes, kooky pet videos and selfies from trips, sporting and family events.  I love posts that are positive, cool and sometimes a bit boring.  Facebook helps us stay connected with the important people in our lives. I am amazed with some of the information people choose […]

What should I expect when I go to court?

Unless you are an attorney or a judge, being in a courtroom is scary.  Most people’s experience with court is what they see on television.  What you see on television is much different than what television dramas show it to be.  So, what is it like going to the courthouse for a court hearing? Leave […]

My spouse and I are going to do our divorce ourselves. Is that a good idea?

I recently met with a young woman who brought with her to our consultation the packet of fill-in-the blank divorce papers she got from a local courthouse.  She filled them out the best she could, but her spouse would only provide her with some of the financial information the forms require.  She wanted to know […]

What is an Order for Protection?

Domestic violence may happen in relationships, whether the couple is married or dating.  Domestic violence affects people no matter their race, income level, sex or where they live. Minnesota law allows a person to apply for an Order for Protection (“OFP”) which is a court Order keeping the violent person away from the victim including […]