If you live in the state of Minnesota and are going through a divorce, you have likely already been made aware that you should first seek an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) before moving forward with a court case to settle the terms of your divorce. And, if you have done any research on what this process entails, you may have stumbled onto the term “qualified neutral” and wonder what this actually means. A “neutral” is an individual or organization who provides an Alternative Dispute Resolution service. This is very often divorce mediation, which is a highly successful tool to settle common and complex issues in a divorce settlement. Neutrals who are on the State Court Administrator’s Rule 114 Neutral Roster are “qualified neutrals.” This means that the court system sees these professionals as trained and capable of providing these mediation services to those in the MN area. Read Full Post
Court battles are long, expensive, emotionally taxing and generally tend to increase the adversarial nature of any conflict. And, issues that come up in family law cases are already extremely emotionally charged for all involved, meaning that court battles can become even more contentious and divisive. More and more families are turning to mediation as a tool to solve issues such as divorce, child custody issues, child support, division of property, grandparents rights and other family law cases. Lisa Kallemeyn, of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, is an experienced mediator and a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the MN Rules of Practice. She can help you and your family sort out all types of difficult issues and find common ground and resolution that allows all of you to move forward in a positive and healthy way. Read Full Post
Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn Law Firm provides contested divorce representation for people who live in Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Andover, Ham Lake, and many other communities in Minnesota. We are a trusted law firm that offers a full menu of divorce law services. You can count on our team to represent your interests before, during, and after your divorce. As legal professionals focused in the area of divorce law, we consider it our professional obligation to help you understand the most important points about the various processes associated with your divorce. The majority of us enter into marriage without ever considering that we could end up in a divorce proceeding. As a result, most of us know very little about the various divorce process. If you are in the early stages of a contested divorce, our team can help you navigate this difficult process. Read Full Post
If you’ve already been through a divorce, you know how stressful and taxing it can be, emotionally, physically, and financially. If you worked with a mediator during your divorce – or if you’ve worked with our divorce mediator before – then you know you’re in good hands at Kallemeyn and Kallemeyn. But if this is your first time considering using a divorce mediator after working through your divorce in the courts, then you’re in for a healthy change of pace. With an after-divorce mediator, you’ll be able to work through any post-divorce problems or changes and formulate a new divorce agreement that takes these changes into account – without the hassle or conflict typical of courtroom divorce agreements. If you’re looking for a post-divorce mediator in Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka, Andover or Ham Lake, MN look no further; you’ve found us!
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When many of us think of divorce and dissolving a marriage, we automatically think about a lengthy and contentious court battle. Maybe you have a friend or family member that has recently been through a difficult divorce, or perhaps you have been influenced by images and stories that are all over TV and social media. The messages we receive in our society about divorce are generally quite negative as a whole. However, while a divorce is never considered easy, it can be handled amicably, with less stress, conflict and financial strain than you might expect. A strong legal team like Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn understands the complexity of divorce and will work to help you dissolve your marriage with minimal disruption, conflict and animosity. We have more than two decades of legal experience and serve clients in the Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Andover, and Ham Lake, MN area. Read Full Post
Child Custody can be a complicated trial for the two separated parties of a child. With patience and understanding, we here at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC are more than willing to break child custody rights down into understandable terms to accommodate every party’s individual situation.
“Legal custody” of a child has the right to regulate a child’s upbringing, including the child’s health care insurance, religious practices, and education. Make it a priority between you and your ex-wife or husband to not exclude one another from the decision-making process. When you exclude the other party involved, they can and will take you back to court. Avoid court because it is time consuming and expensive. Read Full Post