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January 2014 Archives

Are shared-parenting laws poised to become the new norm?

Learning to adjust to post-divorce life can prove to be especially difficult for those parents who were not awarded primary physical custody of their children. While they were once used to seeing their children on a daily basis, a predetermined visitation schedule may now be the new norm.

New software looks to make child support management much easier

Last month, our blog discussed how a new Internet startup called "Wevorce" was seeking to make divorce more amicable by simplifying the mediation process. This, according to its founders, could purportedly be accomplished by giving divorcing couples access to so-called "divorce architects" and specialized software designed to reduce the hurdles encountered in a typical divorce.

Should a postnup accompany any stay-at-home parenting agreement?

When a married couple makes the decision to have children, it goes without saying that there will be more than a few changes in their lives. For instance, the couple will have to make a very important decision concerning daycare: Will they pay someone to take care of their children during the day or will one of the parents decide to leave their job to become a full-time daycare provider?

2013: The year of some very intriguing divorce-related findings

At this time of the year, many news outlets and other media publications publish retrospective pieces looking back at some of the more intriguing trends, stories or research to emerge over the last year. While these stories are typically very interesting, they often to seem confined to more familiar -- and perhaps even conservative -- areas like world news, technology, medical developments, sports or even entertainment.

The benefits of filing for divorce in January

We are now a few days into January. And if you're like most Minnesotans, you finally have time to reflect back on the hectic holiday season that just passed. While the Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's trifecta is often considered a joyful time, it can feel like just the opposite if you are going through marital troubles.

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