It would be convenient if there were a one-size-fits-all solution to divorce. If you would walk into a courtroom, tell a judge what you want, and get it, that would make so many lives so much easier. Unfortunately, although there are ways to make divorce simpler through mediation, there’s no way to make it completely free of complications or questions. And that includes when determining alimony. When you’re trying to figure out how much spousal support you’ll likely pay or be paid in a divorce, there isn’t a quick divorce calculator you can use. Alimony is based on several factors, and there are several types of alimony, as well. At Kallemeyn and Kallemeyn, our Coon Rapids, MN divorce lawyers are Minnesota spousal maintenance experts, and we can help you understand just what to expect during your divorce. Read Full Post
Establishment of paternity can be necessary for a myriad of reasons. In Minnesota, there are two ways to establish the fatherhood of a child—establishing the biological or legal father can help strengthen the bond that exists between child and parent. Once paternity is established and the resolution process of associated issues has begun, involved parties often seek the certainty of a Recognition of Paternity (ROP). Read Full Post
When most of us think about the aftermath of divorce, our thoughts go to stress and adjustment, and perhaps other factors of a similar nature. But we also should remember that good things can come from difficult situations. One such silver lining to the dark cloud of divorce can be meeting a new partner and the opportunity to adopt a new spouse’s children. Read Full Post
Divorces are one of the most challenging aspects of family law. When you’re going through a divorce, whether it’s contentious or not, it’s stressful, emotionally draining, and can be financially taxing. Adding to all of that, there is almost always disagreement between divorcing parties over who gets what or who pays how much for alimony or who gets to see the children when. Don’t be alarmed by how many questions your divorce will force you to answer; there is a way to reach a divorce agreement without the conflict, time, money, and stress of a courtroom divorce. With divorce mediation, you can avoid many of the harrowing aspects of divorce and reach a simple agreement to put an end to your marriage. If that sounds like the better alternative to battling through your divorce, Kallemeyn and Kallemeyn is here to help. As divorce mediation professionals for Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Andover, and Ham Lake, MN, and serving the entire Twin Cities area, we want to help make your divorce as smooth as possible. Read Full Post
In many areas of divorce law, child custody seems as if it’s a battle. There seems to be a winner and a loser, a right and a wrong. It’s almost as if there is no chance for a grey area. While in some cases this may be true, it doesn’t always have to be. At Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, we put our efforts into a child focused custody agreement and place the needs of the child at the forefront of the decision making process. When a divorce or even a loss happens, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of child custody and legal guardianship. To have custody of a child means that you have a legal obligation to protect, care, and make decisions on their behalf. There are several different subgroups of child custody that can come into play. Read Full Post
Has conflict developed between you and your spouse? Are you going through a divorce or tough breakup where neutral guidance from a third party may be beneficial? If you reside in Blaine, Coon Rapids, Anoka or Andover, MN, our team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC is your trusted neutral divorce mediator that can help you get to a resolution without involving the court system.
As a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of Practice, Lisa Kallemeyn has the credentials to back up her mediation services. Over the years, she’s been able to help individuals in Minnesota come to resolution with all sorts of issues tied to a divorce or breakup dating back to 1987. Read Full Post