DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE Some couples may be able to reach agreements in their divorce through the collaborative divorce process instead of through litigation. This option is suited for couples who believe that they can reach an agreement on all the aspects pertinent to their situation, along with the help of their attorneys and … Read more
FAMILY LAW Helping Individuals & Families Move Forward When facing life changes such as a divorce or parenting issues, Baker Vicchiollo Law is here to help you move through and move past legal barriers so that you can move forward with your life. We serve clients throughout Minnesota with various levels of assistance from complete … Read more
FAMILY LAW Glossary Of Terms – Family Law Alimony Financial payments made to help support a spouse or former spouse during separation or following divorce. Also called spousal support or spousal maintenance. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) Methods of resolving legal disputes without going to trial, in a less adversarial manner, such as through arbitration or mediation. Arrearage The amount of money … Read more
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FAMILY LAW Divorce Planning CONSIDERING DIVORCE? There may be some things you can do in advance of initiating a formal proceeding to protect your interest. The initial consultation with one of our attorneys is free and may provide some practical strategies as you consider your path forward.
Resources – Family Law QUICK LINKS Collaborative Alliance Minnesota Legal Aid Child Support – MN Department of Human Services Our Family Wizard Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota Minnesota Courts – Judicial Branch Collaborative Divorce, “Will it Work for Me?”, IACP MN Statutes 518.17, “12 Best Interest Factors”
FAMILY LAW Helping People Move Forward Collaborative Divorce Collaborative divorce is a settlement process intended to keep the parties out of court. The focus is on reaching a settlement. From the very start, the parties and their attorneys sign a participation agreement that defines the parameters of the collaborative divorce process. Many couples can reach … Read more
FAMILY LAW Alternative Dispute Resolution MODERATED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE Moderated settlement conference is a court-ordered meeting or meetings between parties and their attorneys facilitated by a mutually-agreed-upon third-party neutral moderator and is typically held at the courthouse. This is usually done close to the time of trial as a last attempt to settle the case before … Read more
THE ROLE OF THE MEDIATOR Mediators are unbiased. They don’t take one side or the other. They simply listen to the facts and they are trained to do so. They are not allowed to give any advice, which is why the mediator can’t be the attorney for either party. An attorney can be a mediator, … Read more
FAMILY LAW Custody & Parenting PARENTING TIME When parents are separated, the court usually wants both parents to be involved in the child’s or childrens’ lives if doing so is in the best interest of the child or children. The parent who does not have custody of the children usually gets parenting time. Parenting time … Read more