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Amending Your Parenting Plan Before The Holidays

Amending Your Parenting Plan Before The HolidaysThe holidays are fast approaching and if you have been through a divorce and are co-parenting, you likely have a parenting plan in place that outlines how your children will spend their time over the holiday season. This parenting plan or custody agreement may have been negotiated during the divorce process. However, as your kids age and family circumstances change, these parenting plans may need to be changed to meet everyone’s needs. Your kids may have different preferences, your family may have new traditions, or you or your ex may have remarried and have a blended family. Changes in a parenting plan

Settle Your Divorce With Less Conflict

Settle Your Divorce With Less ConflictEach divorce is unique – and part of what adds to the individual nature of divorce is the complexity of each case. This complexity can come in many forms. Your divorce may be complicated because of the intense conflict between you and your spouse, the inability for productive communication, or it can be related to financial issues including joint property, assets and debt. No matter how complicated your divorce, you have options when it comes to how to settle the terms of your divorce. Just because your divorce is complicated does not mean that you have to

Can I Use Mediation After My Divorce?

Can I Use Mediation After My Divorce?Whether or not you used mediation to resolve the terms of your divorce, once that divorce is final, you will almost certainly find that issues come up that still need to be resolved. This is especially true if you share children. Mediation is an ideal option for families who need to settle issues even well after a divorce is final. Some of the most common issues that come up that may need the support of a mediator to resolve include:

Changes to parenting plan: Perhaps the most common issue

Post Divorce Support Services

Post Divorce Support ServicesEven when we know that it is in our best interest to end our marriage, and maybe even especially when our marriage ends on good terms with our spouse, life after divorce can be much more difficult than we expect. Johnson Mediation understands the complex emotions and practical matters that occur in so many people following their divorce, and as a result, we offer our expertise in the form of post-divorce support.

Whether a marriage is healthy or unhealthy, stable or unstable, meant to last or on its last legs, what all marriages have in common are patterns

What Should I Know About Divorce In Minnesota?

What Should I Know About Divorce In MinnesotaThe divorce process is different depending on the state where you live. Minnesota has what is known as a “no-fault divorce law”, which means that the court does not take into consideration the reasons why you are divorcing your spouse. You do not need your spouse’s consent to file for divorce and the courts do not consider the reason you are divorce when deciding whether to grant the divorce. In order to get a divorce in our state, you simply have to have lived in the state for 180 days before the divorce proceedings begin and show that there is no hope for reconciliation. Another thing to remember

What Is The Hardest Part Of Divorce?

What Is The Hardest Part Of DivorceDivorce is hard in so many ways. Navigating the process while you are emotionally raw can make it feel overwhelming and simply impossible. If you are beginning the process, you may be wondering how to prepare yourself and your family to handle what is coming. Below are what many report as the five hardest parts of a divorce.

Taking the first step: You may have been thinking about the idea of divorce for weeks, months or even years, but taking the first step and that final decision can be one of the most difficult parts