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39 Do it Yourself Divorce

This episode of the podcast introduces a new class at Mundahl Law. After over 30 years of working in family law and witnessing the consequences of so many poorly written divorces decrees, Susan Mundahl created the DIY Divorce Workshop to help self-represented folks have better divorces. This workshop effectively outline a real nuts and bolts approach for couples looking to keep their costs down and prepare to take care of the basic elements of a divorce for themselves. From locating the proper documents on the court’s website, court rules and all the way to filing. For those that may need a bit more help, these attorneys also discuss some limited scope services to make sure your divorce gets put together and filed in the best way possible.

Posted in: Family Law

38 Estate Plan To-Do List

It’s something that can often be put off of the average person’s list of things to get done before it’s too late. There are usually some standard reasons given, but an Estate Plan needn’t be seen as the difficult task it sometimes appears to be. In this podcast, an attorney experienced in Estate and Probate Law dispels some of the main reasons for putting it off, while also showing why everyone should have it taken care of on their To-Do List.

Posted in: Family Law

37 Property Division 101

Most people are aware that in a divorce, a common goal should be to divide the couple’s property 50/50. However with the variety of things modern couples own, it’s not always that easy. This podcast looks at the way an experienced attorney can assist in making sure things are divided “Fair and Equitably.”

36 Name, Identity & Gender Changes

It’s not uncommon within a divorce process for at least one of the people involved to have their name changed. When someone has proceeded with a gender change, it’s also a likelihood they’ll want to change their name. In this podcast episode, an attorney experienced in the field of these kinds of identity changes will clarify the the legal process, as well as point out the various important departments and agencies to be notified for a smoother transition.

35 Be Nice

Be Nice! It's something that we say to our children but the power of this simple statement can often be forgotten in the adult world, especially during a divorce. However, being civil with your spouse during your divorce can save you quite a bit of time, money, and emotional hardship. This podcast outlines then modifies some of the strategies of the well-known, “Four Agreements.” Since divorce can many times bring out the worst in us, this refreshing look at these ideas will hopefully alter the experience to go much, much better.

34 Pre-Trial

Most Attorneys will tell you from experience, that trial should always be avoided, whenever and wherever possible. It comes at an immense cost, both in money and emotional distress, and the power of making the final decision is taken out of the hands of the people it will impact most. This desire to settle a case rather than continuing into the detailed process of a trial is even shared by the Court itself. That’s why the Pre-Trial process is so important. This episode describes the basic pre-trial process and how it may be the most effective way to achieve an amicable settlement for everyone involved.

For more information, check out our blogs:

Beyond Litigation: Know Your Divorce Options

What Happens in a Minnesota Divorce Trial?

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

Posted in: Dissolution, Family Law

33 Less-Stress Divorce

The traditional picture of divorce is a messy and painful affair where people who once loved each other proceed to tear each other apart. But just as no two marriages are alike, and neither are divorces. Many of us understand that our marriage may have come to an end but that doesn't mean that we don't still value and appreciate our spouse. In this day and age, it truly is possible to consciously separate from a marriage and peacefully, even amicably, decide the terms of how to move forward.
The traditional divorce path can be expensive, lengthy and damaging in more ways than one. But there may be a much better path forward. It is for this reason that we have developed the "Less-Stress Divorce," an easier and less-costly way to divorce.

For more information, please visit our website:

https://www.mundahllaw.com/legal-services/divorce-family-law/divorce/less-stress-divorce/

Posted in: Dissolution, Family Law

32 Parental Responsibility Options

There are times when a family may need to authorize a third party adult to care for their children. This could be if the parent(s) need to travel away from home, or if a more serious situation comes up and they can’t be there. This podcast episode very clearly outlines the basic elements for some of these alternatives and how getting the advice from an attorney can help.

31 Spousal Support

There is a great deal of misinformation surrounding spousal maintenance or spousal support, sometimes known as alimony. As is so common in legal situations, many well meaning people have their 2 cents to offer based on their personal experiences or those of someone they know, but this can lead to unnecessary fear or making decisions that may not be in your best interest. This topic can become a bit complicated, so this episode explains several of the determining factors for deciding spousal support.

For more information, check out our blogs:

Modifying Minnesota Spousal Support: Lessons from in RE: Marriage of Madden

Minnesota Spousal Maintenance 101: What You Need to Know

Posted in: Dissolution, Family Law

30 Transgender Issues & Family Law

Transgender folks face a lot of challenges as they come out, beyond just the reactions of their family and social circle. There are also a host of legal issues that can come up that might not be initially anticipated, including family law issues. This episode explores an overview of some of the basic dynamics of family law as it may concern the transgender community.

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