Recent Rise from the Ashes Episodes

23 Step Parent Adoption

One of the most joyful things that families can experience is when a step parent makes the major transition to becoming a child’s adoptive parent.  In this podcast you’ll learn about the three basic steps in this legal process.  It’s both informative and heartwarming to see how the adoptive procedure can help to make a family whole.  It also briefly addresses how this process may apply to LGBTQA+ relationships.

For more information, check out our blogs:

How Does Stepparent Adoption Work in Minnesota?

How Can a Grandparent or Third Party Adopt a Child?

LGBT Adoption in Minnesota

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

22 Phases of Divorce

phases of divorce

Divorce can be confusing and once it's happening, it can feel like it's never going to end. Trying to understand the documents, hearings, mediation, back and forth between parties and attorneys... all while trying to deal with the emotions accompanying a divorce can be overwhelming. In this episode Susan explains the phases of divorce in plain terms to help you understand and feel more empowered through the process.

For more information, check out our blogs:

Divorce in Minnesota: Where Do I Start?

I've Filed For Divorce: What's Next?

What is "Discovery" in a Minnesota Divorce?

Discovery: How It's Handled In Divorces

Beyond Litigation: Know Your Divorce Options

Ten Good Reasons To Settle Your Divorce

Successful Divorce Mediation

What Happens in a Minnesota Divorce Trial?

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

21 To Divorcing Parents

Divorcing parents

When a marriage fails it can feel like losing a loved one. The emotional toll of splitting from your support system and all the stability the two of you have created is huge and often makes it hard to think clearly. All of this is amplified when you have children. Navigating the emotional turmoil of separating from your spouse while simultaneously figuring out how to continue co-parenting with them so that your children continue to receive both of your love and support is especially challenging. This episode is specifically aimed to assist parents in making better choices for themselves and their children during the process of letting go and moving on to a new life.

For more information, check out our blogs:

To Divorcing Parents: What Your Children Need You to Know

A Message to Adult Children of Divorced Parents

Your Perception is Not Reality in a Divorce

Keeping Your Child Connected to Their Other Parent

Hostility in Your Divorce - It's Affecting Your Kids

Maintaining Your Child's Important Relationships

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

20 Children of Divorce

Adult child of divorce

During a divorce the focus is most often on the couple that is splitting up or any small children they may have. Older or adult children can be overlooked and often become the confidants and support systems for their divorcing parents. The truth is that having family split apart is painful at any age and being expected to be a rock for your parent(s) while not having support or space to process this change in family dynamic can be traumatic. This episode of the Podcast features suggestions for acknowledging the strife, realizing it's not your fault, forgiving and moving on with your life.

For more information, check out our blogs:

A Message to Adult Children of Divorced Parents

To Divorcing Parents: What Your Children Need You to Know

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

19 Why Hire an Attorney for Your Divorce?

Couple yelling at each other

It's fairly common nowadays for folks to choose to represent themselves during their divorce, at least initially, often in an attempt to save money or because they feel they can handle their ex better on their own. This episode discusses the common pitfalls of self-representation and why hiring a professional to represent you during such an emotional transition can actually save you time, money, and definitely save you unnecessary stress.

For more information, check out our blogs:

The Cost of Not Hiring An Attorney

How to Find a Divorce Lawyer

How to Select a Divorce Attorney

Your Perception is Not Reality in a Divorce

Trust Your Family Law Attorney!

Don't Listen...

How Friends and Family Can Derail Your Divorce

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

18 Things to ask When Hiring an Attorney

woman with questions

In the modern era, there is an attorney around every office corner and good marketing can go a long way. We shop for services the same way we shop for everything else, but a nice website (or a lack of one) isn't necessarily the gauge of whether an attorney will be (or won't be) the best advocate for you. So, how can you discern which attorney is the right fit for your case? In this episode Susan shares some important things to ask when hiring an attorney to help you decide if they are the best one for you.

For more information, check out our blogs:

How to Select a Divorce Attorney

How to Find a Divorce Lawyer

Beyond Litigation: Know Your Divorce Options

Limited Scope Representation: What is it, and Will it Work For You?

Trust Your Family Law Attorney!

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

17 What's an ICMC?

Confused

When a petition for divorce gets filed with the Court, that begins the official legal process. The first step in the Court's process is for both parties and their attorneys to meet with the Court and state the basic facts of the marriage and soon-to-be divorce. This meeting is called an Initial Case Management Conference, or an ICMC. This episode of the Podcast describes how an ICMC helps to begin the process of dividing lives (and property) and can lead to effective resolution alternatives, and ultimately to a more amicable divorce.

For more information, check out our blogs:

Divorce in Minnesota: Where Do I Start?

I've Filed For Divorce: What's Next?

Players in Family Law

Limited Scope Representation: What is it, and Will it Work For You?

Legal Jargon 101

Beyond Litigation: Know Your Divorce Options

What is "Discovery" in a Minnesota Divorce?

What Happens in a Minnesota Divorce Trial

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

16 Things Not to Do During a Divorce

Divorce is often described as the second most stressful life event after the death of a loved one. Even in the best of circumstances it is an emotional ordeal with a long laundry list of all equally important, life-altering decisions. To say that most people going through a divorce aren't in the best head or heartspace to make those important decisions is an understatement. Unfortunately, a lot of folks make choices during the divorce process that can actually hurt or hinder they or their families best interests. This episode of the Podcast contains suggestions for people in the process of divorce on how to keep things as civil as possible for the best results for you and your family in the long term.

For more information, check out our blogs:

Mundahl Law's Top 10 Things Not To Do During a Divorce

Your Perception is Not Reality in a Divorce

5 Ways To Make a Judge Dislike You

How Friends and Family Can Derail Your Divorce

Ten Good Reasons to Settle Your Divorce

Successful Divorce Mediation

"I Should Have Known Better": First-Person Divorce Stories

Trust Your Family Law Attorney!

The Cost of Not Hiring an Attorney

How To Find a Divorce Lawyer

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

15 Keep Legal Costs Down

The first question most people have when they come into an attorneys office for a divorce is, "How much is this going to cost me?" Unfortunately, the answer to that question is far from simple. Fortunately, there are several key things you can do to keep legal costs down. On this episode of the podcast, Susan shares the biggest things that clients can do to keep minimize excess legal costs.

For more information, check out our blogs:

What is This Divorce Going To Cost Me

Budgeting For Divorce

The Cost of Not Hiring An Attorney

Ten Good Reasons to Settle Your Divorce

Trust Your Family Law Attorney!

Are Judges The Best Way to Find Justice in Your Divorce?

Your Perception is Not Reality in Divorce

Successful Divorce Mediation

What is "Fair and Equitable" in Personal Property Division?

Small Business and Divorce

Minimizing Impact of Divorce on Small Business

How Divorce Affects Your Retirement

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

14 Prenuptial / Antenuptial Agreements

prenuptial

Whether you think it's an unquestionable prerequisite to tying the knot or the antithesis of romance, the bottom line is that prenuptial agreements, also known as an antenuptial agreements, can be a smart legal and financial choice for some couples. This episode answers many frequently asked questions about prenups and discusses how this legal arrangement can help couples before and after they get married. 

For more information, check out our blogs:

Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

5 Things to Know Before Marriage

Posted in: Family Law, Podcast

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