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Moving Out: How Leaving Now Impacts Your Minnesota Divorce

Cortney E. Whitehouse, Esquire, Bloch & Whitehouse, P.A., 8120 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, (952) 224-9977, http://www.mndivorcefamilylaw.com. It’s a scene depicted in many movies and TV shows: one spouse is shown angrily throwing clothes into a suitcase, with the … Continue reading

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What is Social Early Neutral Evaluation?

Cortney E. Whitehouse, Esquire, Bloch & Whitehouse, P.A., 8120 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, (952) 224-9977, cortney@blochandwhitehouse.com, http://www.blochandwhitehouse.com. It used to be that parties who could not agree on custody and/or parenting time were referred to a custody evaluation … Continue reading

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Parenting Time

Cortney E. Whitehouse, Esquire, Bloch & Whitehouse, P.A., 8120 Penn Avenue South, Suite 550, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431, (952) 224-9977, cortney@blochandwhitehouse.com, http://www.blochandwhitehouse.com What was once called “visitation,” is now known as “parenting time.” Like custody, the Court asks what is in … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF PHYSICAL CUSTODY LABELS?

Cortney E. Whitehouse, Esquire, Bloch & Whitehouse, P.A., 8120 Penn Avenue South, Suite 550, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431, (952) 224-9977, cortney@blochandwhitehouse.com, http://www.blochandwhitehouse.com When I started practicing law, the custody labels mattered.  If a parent was a child’s “sole physical” custodian, he or she received a … Continue reading

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BASICS OF DIVORCE – CUSTODY FACTORS PART 2

Cortney E. Whitehouse, Esquire, Bloch & Whitehouse, P.A., 8120 Penn Avenue South, Suite 550, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431, (952) 224-9977, cortney@blochandwhitehouse.com, http://www.blochandwhitehouse.com The statute regarding custody of children sets forth two important additional rules. First, it states that the Court may not … Continue reading

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BASICS OF DIVORCE – CUSTODY FACTORS (PART 1)

Cortney E. Whitehouse, Esquire, Bloch & Whitehouse, P.A., 8120 Penn Avenue South, Suite 550, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431, (952) 224-9977, cortney@blochandwhitehouse.com, http://www.blochandwhitehouse.com The Minnesota legislature has created a list of factors that our Courts are required to consider when they determine custody of … Continue reading

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BASICS OF DIVORCE – TYPES OF CUSTODY

Cortney E. Whitehouse, Esquire, Bloch & Whitehouse, P.A., 8120 Penn Avenue South, Suite 550, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431, (952) 224-9977, cortney@blochandwhitehouse.com, http://www.blochandwhitehouse.com My next several postings will focus on custody and parenting time.  There are 2 different types of custody in … Continue reading

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