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Hire Your Family Law Lawyer Now

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce.

When I am hired by a client, it is usually before the divorce process has even started.  The potential client knows that divorce is a reality, and they consult with me to learn more about the process.  Sometimes they hire me at the initial consultation.  Other times, they wait a while before they start the… Read more »

How to Talk to Your Minneapolis Divorce Lawyer

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce.

If you hire me to represent you in your divorce, it is important for you to understand what I am, and what I am not.  I went to law school.  I am trained in the law.  I am not a therapist.  That is not to say that I am not sensitive to the emotionally trying… Read more »

Tell Your Story

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Process.

With a busy Edina family law practice, I have many clients.  And while I feel like I have a pretty good memory, it’s not perfect.  I may have to ask you a question that you have already answered.  If this happens to you, don’t be offended.  It is easy for one client’s set of facts… Read more »

Divorce Consultations: More than Meets the Eye

Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Process.

As part of my job, I regularly provide consultations to prospective clients. It is an opportunity for us to meet each other, for me to hear about their current circumstances, provide some advice, and ultimately, for the prospective client to decide whether or not they want to hire me. In many cases, the prospective client… Read more »

Divorce and Your Job

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Cost, Divorce, Life.

Divorce lawyers see it all the time. One (or both) of the parties to a divorce has had a steadily increasing income in the years prior to the divorce. Access to money isn’t an issue. All is good, or so it seems, at least from a financial perspective. Then, just as the divorce is starting,… Read more »

Family Court Lessons to Be Learned from “Making A Murderer”

Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce.

As I write this blog, the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” is all the rage. I, too, got sucked in, and watched all ten episodes. It is a fascinating, true-life story. It is also very eye-opening in how it sheds light on the fact that maybe not everything is as the legal system perceives it… Read more »

Guess What? The Judge Doesn’t Love Your Kids

Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Child Custody, Divorce.

Before I was a practicing attorney, I clerked for a District Court Judge. He presided over many divorce cases. Whenever a contested custody case was before him, he had a speech that he gave to the parties. It went something like this: “I don’t love your children. (Dramatic pause). I will never love your children…. Read more »

Divorce Takes Time: Have Reasonable Expectations

Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Process.

If you’ve never been divorced before, you probably don’t know what to expect during the divorce process.  Even if you have been divorced before, you still probably don’t know.  You are understandably caught up in the emotion and the stress that accompanies divorce.  That clouds your judgment and understanding.  Plus, you don’t know how long… Read more »

Custody Cases: Be Careful What You Say

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Child Custody, Divorce, Process.

Child Custody Cases Minneapolis Contested custody cases can be nasty. A lot of dirty laundry gets aired. In many ways, “winning” your custody case feels like convincing the Court that you are the better parent. That can mean not only explaining how great you are, but also how terrible your spouse is. Both sides do… Read more »

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Minnesota.

In Minnesota contested divorce cases, it is not uncommon that one spouse is more “interested” in getting divorced that the other spouse. But, as I routinely tell clients, it takes two to get married but only one to get divorced. So, if you have been served with a divorce petition, whether you like it or… Read more »