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Childbirth is a highly anticipated occasion for most Minnesota parents, but not all children are joyously welcomed into the world. Some newborns are promptly abandoned — and at this vulnerable stage of life, even brief abandonment can prove deadly. Thankfully, the state of Minnesota has enacted a program designed to address this issue. Known as Safe Place for Newborns, this option involves an anonymous alternative for mothers in need. How Does Safe Place for Newborns…
From Ancestry.com to 23andMe, genetic testing has completely changed how we think of adoption, sperm donation, and biological parenthood in general. Today, donations and adoptions cannot be regarded as completely confidential, as the possibility for a surprising genetic revelation always exists. A simple saliva sample can return dozens of blood relations. What does this mean for sperm donors and biological parents who hope to preserve their privacy? Read on to find out: Is It Even…
The right family law attorney can make all the difference as you pursue divorce, adoption, or other sensitive legal matters. Your role in the process doesn’t end when you select an attorney, however. This is a two-way street, in which your efforts can either help or hinder your attorney. Keep the following suggestions in mind as you play your part: Arrive Prepared The more documentation you can furnish, the better. Provide copies of any documents…
You’ve finally made it through the whirlwind of divorce— and you’re ready to begin your life anew. Nothing marks a fresh start quite like a return to the dating market. Your desire for romantic distraction is perfectly understandable, but could your dating efforts ultimately undermine your next relationship? Read on to learn what the latest research tells us about dating after divorce: Rebounds Help People Move On Conventional wisdom about doomed rebounds might not…
Traumatic situations always seem to converge at the worst times. This is certainly your reality if you are simultaneously dealing with divorce and health issues. Both are tough to handle in the best of circumstances; together, they can make you feel hopeless about your future. No matter how terrible you feel at the moment, however, you canget through this. Read on to learn how: Seek New Sources of Emotional Support At one time, you turned…
Is your relationship with your child suddenly tense? Do you suspect that your ex may have played a role in your parenting struggles? Your current emotional turmoil may best be explained by parental alienation. A common, yet under-discussed phenomenon, parental alienation (PA) occurs when one parent psychologically manipulates his or her children into demonstrating an unwarranted hostility towards — or fear of — the other parent. Deeply traumatic for both affected parents and their children,…
As one of the most common approaches to divorce, mediation offers the possibility of reduced stress, a minimal time commitment, and considerable savings. It’s not right for everybody, however. Some spouses desperately need the assertive legal advocacy that can only be achieved in a litigated divorce. Litigation is especially worth pursuing in the following situations: Lack of Good Faith Mediation works best when both spouses acknowledge that, despite their differences, they ultimately want the best…
If you’re like most people, your attitudes regarding divorce have largely been shaped by the media and your community. Perhaps you’ve watched Divorce Courton TV or listened to a loved one’s complaints about this notoriously complicated process. Ultimately, however, it’s impossible to understand exactly how divorce works until you’re in the trenches. The more you know in advance, the better your chances of escaping the biggest dramas of divorce. To prepare you, we’ve compiled a…
After months of being cooped up inside, you’re ready to celebrate the sunshine with your children. In April, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to catch some fresh air alongside your kids. If you’re determined to keep your kids happy, be sure to add the following Twin Cities activities to your calendar: Hit Up a Twins Game You might think of baseball as exclusively a summer activity, but in reality, April is one of the best…