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Farhan  |  August 23, 2010

What is a Collaborative Divorce?

In a Collaborative Divorce, the two parties and their respective attorneys sign a “Participation Agreement” whereby they agree not to go to Court and promise that they will work to
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Understanding Arbitration in Minnesota Divorce

Arbitration is a process where a neutral third party decides an issue either because the Court Ordered Arbitration or because the parties agreed to use arbitration. Sometimes, the Court will
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Answer and Counter-Petition

The “Answer and Counter-Petition” is the written response of a party who gets served with the Summons and Petition for Divorce. The Answer contains the factual background and the relief
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Annulment of Marriage in Minnesota

An annulment is a process whereby the marriage is voided (deemed legally as if it never occurred). Therefore, if the Court issues an annulment, there is no need to obtain
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Alternative Dispute Resolution in MN Divorce

Alternative Dispute Resolution is a term used for processes that are different than litigation. Mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law are all some examples of Alternative Dispute Resolution. In these processes,
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Divorce Venue

Venue is a legal term which reflects the particular County where the Divorce case will be filed. Sometimes, a spouse may have the choice as to where the Divorce case
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Preparation for Divorce

Before embarking on the process of obtaining a Divorce, it is important to first gather important information (facts about income, resources, investments, property, debt, and children). If you do not
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Temporary Hearing

Once the Divorce case is filed, either party can ask the Court through written pleadings for certain relief on a temporary basis. The Court’s relief is set forth in a
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Divorce Summons

The “Summons” is a legal document that directs both parties not to harass the other party; not to change or cancel any insurance policies or beneficiaries to insurance; not to
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