Categorized: Process

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 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 »

Antenuptial Agreements in Minnesota: Some Observations

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

Whenever I am asked to draft an Antenuptial Agreement (also known as Prenuptial Agreements, or simply Prenups), I like to ask the client why they want one, or why they think they need one. The most common answer is that they want to protect their premarital assets in the event of a divorce. This is… Read more »

Orders for Protection and Divorce: Proceed Cautiously

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Process.

Living in the same house as your spouse while divorce proceedings are also ongoing is stressful.  Ideally, the parties could live separately and negotiate temporary issues related to parenting time and financial support until the divorce is final.  That’s not always possible, though.  For better or worse, sometimes you are just stuck in the same… Read more »

When Smart People Do Stupid Things

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Marc Beyer and is filed under Divorce, Process.

Most of my clients are very smart people. They have advanced degrees, earn a good income, and are very good at what they do. But that doesn’t mean that they know what to do – or how to behave – in the divorce process. I often tell clients that part of my job is to… Read more »