Spousal Maintenance refers to funds paid from one spouse to the other following dissolution of marriage. Interpretation of Minnesota law regarding spousal support, also referred to as alimony, is primarily left up to the presiding judge. This is a valid reason to get help from a Licensed Minnesota Attorney who has experience with MN Spousal Support laws. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can meet with you to discuss your individual situation to assess whether your divorce meets the criteria for spousal maintenance.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
If you and your partner have decided to move forward with a divorce, you may wonder what your options are for settling important (and difficult) issues such as division of assets, property and debt, child and spousal support payments and the development of a fair and reasonable child custody arrangement. Most couples explore the two most common options for settling a divorce and decide which best meets their needs. The court system is the traditional mechanism for settling divorce and is particularly useful if conflict is high and compromise is unlikely. Mediation is an alternative and highly effective method that can work for couples who are able to solve some problems on their own and do not want to spend significant time and resources on a court battle. The law firm of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn offers couples in the Coon Rapids, Ham Lake, Anoka and Andover, MN both options for settling a divorce. Read Full Post
Among all issues that must be settled during a divorce, the issue of child support is always complicated, difficult and often times deeply rooted in conflict. Each party has their own view on how and whether child support payments are necessary and strong opinions about how much should be granted. As a divorcing couple, you have a choice when it comes to settling issues like child support, division of assets and property and even child custody. You can navigate the traditional court system with a lawyer and engage in a court battle, or you can try to use mediation as a tool to find solutions that work for all parties. Lisa Kallemeyn, of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, can help you decide which avenue is best for you and your family and can even help you no matter which route you take. Lisa is a trained mediator as well as a divorce attorney and she can support you in either role (just not both!) and works with divorcing couples in the Coon Rapids, Blaine, Ham Lake, Andover, Anoka, Champlin, MN area. Read Full Post
Divorce can feel like such finality in your life that it may seem difficult to Stay Positive as you move forward. There are so many emotions involved, with shame often being a major one. An experienced MN Family Law Attorney from Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can provide you with knowledge and tools that make the transition easier.
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Family law encompasses much more than divorce — as an area of law, it covers all types of family matters including adoption, domestic partnerships, civil unions, child abuse, domestic violence divorce and even surrogacy. Lisa Kallemeyn, of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn focuses her entire law practice on family law and has been serving the communities of Blaine, Coon Rapids, Andover, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes, Circle Pines, Stacy, Forest Lake for more than 20 years. If you are struggling with any family matter and are considering getting legal counsel, call Lisa directly for information, support and help moving your life forward. Read Full Post