Categorized: Lawyer

Mediation and Hiring a Lawyer: Not Mutually Exclusive

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Early Neutral Evaluation, ENE, ICMC, Initial Case Management Conference, Lawyer, Mediation, Process.

Many people think that you have two basic options when you start a divorce: You can hire a mediator and try to settle your divorce amicably with your spouse in mediation, or you can hire lawyers and go to Court on a contested basis. In other words, people associate lawyers with contested litigation and assume… Read more »

Watch Tim Simonson Speak To Kare 11 News About Privacy Rights in Divorce Matters

Posted on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Lawyer, Minnesota.

Recently, the divorce file of a high profile public servant, Representative Keith Ellison, brought to attention the issue of divorce files in family court.  The question raised was whether a divorce file was accessible to the public.  The reason it came to the media’s attention, is that in Representative Ellison’s divorce, he and his former… Read more »

Get it Right the First Time: Hire a Lawyer

Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Lawyer, Life, Process.

For many people, saving money whenever possible is human nature. No one wants to spend more money on something than necessary. A penny saved is a penny earned, right? Take mowing the lawn, for example. I could pay a lawn mowing service to mow my lawn every week, or I can save money and do… Read more »

Prenuptial Agreements – Not Always Enforceable

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Tim Simonson and is filed under Divorce, Lawyer, Marriage, Minnesota, Prenuptial Agreement.

If you’re reading this blog, it’s probably because you’re related to me and doing it out of obligation (thanks, Mom). Or, it might be because you’re looking for information about prenuptial agreements. Either way, thanks for reading! This one is about a prenuptial agreement that the Minnesota Supreme Court recently determined was not enforceable because… Read more »

A Lesson In Attorney’s Fees

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Cost, Lawyer, Life, Process.

As a lawyer, I don’t have any great products to sell you. My office is not like Best Buy or a car dealership. Other than a bunch of paper, you won’t walk away with something tangible to show for the amount of money you spent. Rather, I sell you my time. I went to law… Read more »

Divorce Settlements: Your Terms versus the Judge’s Terms

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Child Support, Divorce, Lawyer.

Clients will sometimes ask me whether the Court would “allow” a certain settlement proposal. My response is almost always that so long as both parties agree to the terms, you can do just about anything. Within reason, of course. This is especially true when both parties are represented by an attorney. For example, the law… Read more »

Are Style Points Important?

Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Lawyer.

When I am meeting with a potential client during an initial consultation I am sometimes asked, “What is your style?” Or more to the point, they may simply say, “I want an aggressive lawyer. Are you aggressive?” My answer to that question is that I adapt my style to the particular needs of that case…. Read more »