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May 2014 Archives

Minnesota representatives join battle against divorce

Many social conservatives have been speaking out against gay marriage for years. While they seek to prevent same-sex couples from getting married, many in their ranks are also committing themselves to keeping opposite-sex couples married. Michelle Bachman of Minnesota, for instance, signed a pledge endorsing mandatory cooling off periods to limit quick divorces.

Minnesota Governor signs new child custody law into effect

Recently, Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, signed a new bill from the legislature into law, which will impact almost all divorces that involve children. Mainly, the new law redefines the factors a court will consider in determining whether joint custody is appropriate. Importantly, the law states that no presumption favoring or discouraging joint custody should be made unless domestic abuse exists.

Former Minnesota Timberwolves Player Separates From Supermodel

Supermodel Adriana Lima and husband Marko Jaric recently announced they are separating. Jaric, a former NBA basketball player, played for the Minnesota Timberwolves for three seasons from 2006 to 2008. The message from the pair shared with People magazine suggested that a divorce was imminent.

Minnesota's Service Members At Risk For Divorce

We are all indebted to our local service men and women for the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe. We may not always appreciate, however, one of the biggest sacrifices: time with their family. As a result of deployment, travel and reassignment, thousands of service members are forced to give up precious time with their spouses and children.

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