Divorce Forms and Initial Consultations: Not a Good Mix

Posted on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce.

As a service, and candidly, as a way to promote myself, I offer free initial consultations.  I am more than willing to meet with a person facing a family law issue and offer my best legal advice. If they choose to hire me following the consultation, that’s great. I hope that I am able to… Read more »

Divorce is not a Game

Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce.

A divorce is just like any other lawsuit.  There’s a Plaintiff, a Defendant, and a presiding Judge (except that we call them Petitioners and Respondents in a divorce – not Plaintiffs and Defendants).  As with other civil lawsuits, a filing fee is required to file the case with the Court.  Once the case is filed,… Read more »

Your Marital Estate: It is what it is

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Finances, Marriage.

Many divorcing couples identify financial issues as the underlying root of their marital discord. They can’t agree on what to do with their money. (It can be a good problem to have because many couples are fighting about how to divide their debts – not their money – when they get divorced). One spouse is… Read more »

Communication About Finances During Marriage

Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Finances, Life, Marriage.

Every married couple manages their finances differently.  In some marriages, both spouses play an active role in managing their money and both have a good sense of the assets and debts that make up their marital estate.  And, just as importantly, they both have a good understanding as to how they came to acquire those… Read more »

Unmarried Parents and Custody / Parenting Time

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Child Custody, Divorce.

I previously blogged about Orders for Protection and divorce.  My basic point was that when police advise people to “Get an OFP,” it’s usually because all they really want is a Court Order that they can enforce if called to the scene again.  That is, NOT necessarily because the underlying facts truly warrant an OFP,… Read more »

Tim Simonson Receives Tubman’s Family Law Volunteer Attorney of the Year

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Announcements, Awards, Minnesota.

Tim was selected by Tubman Family Crisis and Support Services as their Family Law Volunteer Attorney of the Year for 2016. This award is presented by Tubman to an attorney providing outstanding legal services to its clients in Family Court, and Domestic Abuse Court matters. Tubman is Minnesota’s largest provider of domestic violence services, helping… Read more »