Family Law Mediation Anoka County MN

Family Law Mediation Anoka County MNFamily law encompasses many different issues including divorce, adoption, custody and abuse.  It is a unique field of law in that it deals with extremely sensitive, personal matters and a court ruling directly impacts the day to day lives of an entire family.  Partnering with a family law attorney that understands the complexities, emotions and sensitivities of your case is critical to getting the legal representation that you need.  Lisa Kallemeyn of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn specializes in family law in Anoka County, MN and can help you and your family navigate many difficult issues including: Read Full Post

Family Law Attorney MN

Family Law Attorney MinnesotaSearching for a Family Law Attorney can be intimidating. But when it is all said and done, what you look back on will not be the money, items and gifts you’ve received throughout your life… It will be the family, memories and the feelings you’ve had and shared. Finalizing a divorce can seem to be the end but in all reality, it is a new beginning. Don’t give up on your life just yet, there is more beauty for you to enjoy when you lift yourself out of the depths. One thing that can almost guarantee more beauty in your future is having your children in it. Read Full Post

Matrimonial Law in Minnesota

Lisa Kallemeyn MN LawyerDo you know what matrimonial law consists of? It is basically another term for Family Law. Matrimonial Law has to deal with Marriage, Assets acquired during the union and settlement. Lisa Kallemeyn, of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn Law Firm in Minnesota, is a highly experienced Matrimonial Lawyer and is a member of the AAML Nation (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers). Read Full Post

Adoption and Divorce in Minnesota

A couple with a shaky marriage agrees to stay married because one of the parties sincerely wants a child and adoption is the only recourse left.  The ‘non adopting’ spouse agrees to stay married and the parties sign an agreement that the ‘non adopting spouse’ will not seek parenting time and the ‘adopting spouse’ will not seek child support as a part of the impending divorce proceeding.  Home visits are scheduled and passed, and the adoption is approved. Said agreement to stay married is solely for the purpose of circumventing adoption laws.  For example, starting in July, 2014, the U.S. will require that adoptions of foreign children be through the Hague Convention. The Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act (UAA) was signed by President Obama on Monday, January 14, 2013.  UAA applies the Hague Accreditation and Approval requirements to all agencies and persons providing “adoptions services” in cases where a child immigrates to or emigrates from the United States for purposes of adoption.  This is a complicated Act, but most important to the Act is the assurance that all agencies follow not only U.S. adoption laws, but the country’s laws from which the child is adopted.  For example, a single man cannot adopt a female child who is a citizen of Belize. //adoption.state.gov/country_information/country_specific_info.php?country-select=belize The parties go through with the adoption, but shortly after the adoption, the parties separate and a divorce proceeding ensues. Minnesota would not recognize such agreements, but should practitioners take this into account when negotiating a settlement?  Should mediators?...
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