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58 Our Staff & Their Roles at Mundahl Law

It can be somewhat intimidating when a person or a family, being very unfamiliar with the operation of law firm, as they may need to move ahead with a legal case. This is a group podcast recorded in the interest of introducing the staff at Mundahl Law and to describe the functions and objectives of each staff person involved in the family law process. Listening to the various roles they play in carefully addressing their clients needs and concerns will hopefully help in understanding their approach for assisting families in making some positive steps forward.

Posted in: Family Law

57 Holidays & Parenting Time

Holidays can often become a stressful time for families, especially if someone’s family is going thru separation or divorce. With over 30 years of working with families of various structures, Susan Mundahl discusses some very effective ways to go about pre-planning for any of the upcoming holidays. As she explains, with enough foresight and thoughtful preparation to consider both sides of the newly forming family structures, the holidays can be a lot more enjoyable and fun, especially for the children and everyone involved in your most special celebrations.

Posted in: Family Law

56 Dos and Don’ts of Property Division in DIY Divorce

A Do-it-Yourself Divorce can sometimes be a viable option for a couple to dissolve their former partnership. However there are some cautions, particularly when it comes to properly dividing property. In this podcast episode, Associate Attorney, Alma Miklasevics, looks specifically at a case where a couple did not appropriately list their retirement assets and the trouble that made for them. Alma also looks at some of the things To-Do in order to get it right!

Posted in: Family Law

55 Ending Spousal Support for Baby Boomers

Spousal support used to be a common part of divorces that was originally intended to protect and provide for spouses who had forgone developing their own career to stay at home and care for the family and household. As we have culturally shifted more towards double income partnerships, spousal support has become less common. However, many Baby Boomers have spousal support arrangements that, as they enter retirement, now need to be reevaluated. In this episode of the podcast, family law attorneys discuss how and when to end spousal support.

Posted in: Family Law

54 Self Care Throughout Your Divorce

Divorce is one of the hardest life events a person can live through. It is the death of a relationship, a home, a future, and many dreams. Self-Care is a popular topic nowadays but it is truly necessary during a divorce. After years of helping folks through divorce, attorneys Susan Mundahl and Alma Miklasevics, share what they have found to be the essential and recommended ways to support yourself and your family through your divorce.

For more information, check out our blogs:

GETTING THROUGH DIVORCE: WHEN IT FEELS WORST, IT’S ABOUT TO GET BETTER

WHY DIVORCE HITS MEN HARD (AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT)

HOW TO HANDLE DIVORCING A NARCISSIST

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOUR DIVORCE IS FINAL

Posted in: Family Law

53 What is an Unfit Parent?

This episode of the podcast discusses MN Statute 518.17, which addresses that each parent is recognized by Minnesota law to be presumed as fit to parent their children. Being an "unfit parent" in unfortunately a common accusation during divorces or custody disputes and attorney, Susan Mundahl, dispels many of these notions by discussing just exactly what the courts consider to be a truly unfit parent.

For more information, check out our blogs:

WHAT IS AN “UNFIT PARENT?”

HOW TO HANDLE DIVORCING A NARCISSIST

WHAT IS CHILD MALTREATMENT?

Posted in: Family Law

52 Estate Planning for Empty Nesters

Folks who are living in an “Empty Nest,” are in a somewhat unique situation in regard to their estate, now that their adult children have moved away from their family’s home. In this podcast episode, family and estate law attorney, Amy Rotering, goes over a number of the considerations to be made when making an estate plan under the circumstances of an empty nest. She also describes a free online program called “The ABCs of Estate Planning,” for those who would like to take advantage of a more complete overview of this process.

Posted in: Family Law

51 Modification of Custody or Parenting Time

As every parent knows, life happens, your children grow, and their needs and schedules change. Making changes to the legal specifics of a Custody or Parenting Time order can sometimes be necessary, despite the hassle. In this podcast episode attorney, Susan Mundahl, clearly explains the differences and the Minnesota statutes that accompany both. She also makes some very sound suggestions for families in making better adjustments for the best interest of their children.

For more information, check out our blogs:

HOW CAN I MODIFY CHILD CUSTODY?

CAN YOUR PARENTING PLAN BE TOO DETAILED?

PARENTING TIME AND YOUR TEEN'S DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS

IS YOUR PARENTING SCHEDULE HURTING YOUR CHILD'S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT?

“CHILDREN ARE NOT BACKPACKS:” WHOSE NEEDS DOES YOUR PARENTING SCHEDULE SERVE?

HOW MAJOR LIFE CHANGES AFFECT YOUR CHILD, AND YOUR CUSTODY

HOW SINGLE DADS CAN GET MORE TIME WITH THEIR KIDS (AND MAKE THE MOST OF IT)

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ONE PARENT MOVES OUT OF STATE?

Posted in: Family Law

50 Same Sex Couples & Adoption

There are a number of very good reasons that each partner of a same sex couple should make sure that their relationship to their child is assured, legally. In this episode of the podcast, Attorney, Alma Miklasevics, outlines a number of the main ones as well as providing a brief overview of how the adoption process works.

Posted in: Family Law

49 Restraining Orders – 3 Different Types

In the state of Minnesota, there are differing types of personal restraining orders that address three specific areas of the law that can help to protect certain victims from; bodily harm, harassment and general contact from a criminal offender. In this episode of the podcast, Susan Mundahl explains the distinction between these enforcement tools and specifically how each one can be utilized.

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