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Actions of divorcing parents determine impacts on the kids

We all tend to seek comfort in our illusions, in little white lies we tell ourselves. “I can stop any time I want,” is a lie addicts and alcoholics tell themselves. Divorcing couples find comfort in telling themselves that their divorce will not affect their children. July is National Child Centered Divorce Month. If you’re considering divorce, have begun the process, or are already divorced, you should know that divorce ...
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Think Twice Before Representing Yourself In Court

Most of us are familiar with the old saying, “He who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.” In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that even an attorney, whose profession is representing clients in court, should not represent himself or herself. And yet the trend toward self-representation has grown significantly in recent years. The ramifications have not yet been fully recognized.One can represent oneself ...
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Plan Now to Limit Holiday Clashes with Exes

When we think of holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, everybody wants it to be a special time, especially for the children. Creating healthy memories is something we all want to do. Unfortunately, holidays are an especially stressful time for many families due to frantic busy-ness, crowds, and long lines in stores. On top of all this is anxiety about potential family conflicts. All too often, despite our best intentions, there’s ...
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Welcoming New Legal Assistant, Jill Ziemski!

Sterle Law is proud to announce and welcome Jill Ziemski as the firm’s new Legal Assistant. Ziemski will be responsible for office management, client hospitality, and general office duties. She joins the Sterle Law with 29 years of experience as a Legal Assistant. She has worked with ease aiding law firms’ efforts in managing their practices during her successful career. “I am thrilled to be part of the Sterle Law ...
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DWI Court Gives Offenders, Families Hope

One person’s addiction becomes a burden for many. DWI Court gives offenders and families hope, while saving taxpayers money — a win-win-win. Read full article ...
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The Honorable Sally L. Tarnowski Elected Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District

“Over the past few years, our judicial district has embraced a major redesign initiative which has improved our efficiency and enhanced our service to the public,” said Chief Judge-designate Tarnowski. “I am honored to have been chosen chief judge of the Sixth Judicial District, and look forward to working with my colleagues and staff in our district to build upon these great innovations.” Read full article ...
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Hibbing Attorney to Take the Bench

Rachel Sullivan was raised in Chisholm and graduated from Hermantown High School. Attending both Boston University and William-Mitchell College. Rachel specializes in personal injury, general litigation, family law, criminal law, probate, real-estate, employment and business start-ups. Read full article ...
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South St. Louis County DWI Court Earns Esteemed National Award

The National Center for DWI Courts DWI Court Leadership Award is presented annually to individuals and programs that have made preeminent contributions to reducing impaired driving. Award recipients are selected by the DWI Court committee of the NADCP board of directors. The Honorable Shaun R. Floerke and DWI Court staff accepted the award on behalf of the DWI Court team. “First, we are honored to be part of and witness ...
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What a difference!

With my experience in family law and a practice that covers over fourteen different areas of family law, I have a unique perspective on our community. Moreover, even though my profession might indicate otherwise, I can tell you that we, as the Arrowhead regional community are strong when it comes to our relationships with family, friends, and community stakeholders. Read full article ...
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Divorce Process in Minnesota – Community Education Course

Are you thinking about filing for divorce? Has your spouse told you he or she wants a divorce? Divorce law is complicated and often changes. This informative and thorough program walks participants through the divorce process in Minnesota explaining the steps in a divorce proceeding and the issues of child support, child custody, spousal maintenance and division of debts. Attorney Jessica L. Sterle is presenting a course titled “Divorce Process ...
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