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Family law matters can be very challenging even under the best of circumstances. It can be difficult to navigate the complexities of a looming legal matter while simultaneously managing other priorities such as the needs of your family, the demands of a job, financial concerns, and the emotional turmoil of life changing transitions. It’s normal to be unsure of which direction to take or what decisions would best serve all your interests. Especially for those new to family law matters, it can be helpful to have an objective, experienced perspective as you try to make sense of the legal processes that are suddenly so important to you and your family. Podcast creator, family law expert, and practicing attorney for over 30 years, Susan Mundahl, conceived and developed this podcast as way to make important but often confusing legal information more accessible to families and individuals. A divorce or other family law matter can make you feel like your world is in flames, but flames don’t

Latest Episodes

25 Co-Parents & Alcohol

The statistics for mothers and fathers daily use of alcohol just to cope with the stress of co-parenting is, excuse the term - sobering. This podcast explores legal implications when one parent or the other is dealing with the difficulties of alcoholism or addiction. For more information, check out our blogs: How Alcoholism Affects Your Divorce Physical, Mental, and Chemical Health: How They Affect Your Minnesota Custody Case How to Use Parenting Consultants in Your Divorce Keeping Your Child Connected to Their Other Parent Cooperating in Co-Parenting: How it Affects Custody

12 MINMAR 16
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25 Co-Parents & Alcohol

24 Don’t Trust Your Ex

Of all the people in life that a person would like to trust to have their best interests in mind, during or after a divorce, it turns out, your Ex – Spouse, Partner, etc. is not usually one of them. This episode explores some of the main ways you can protect yourself and make sure that you and your family's best interests are being properly represented. For more information, please check out our blogs: "I Should Have Known Better:" First Person Divorce Stories Your Perception is Not Reality in a Divorce Trust Your Family Law Attorney!

14 MINFEB 16
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24 Don’t Trust Your Ex

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

12 MINJAN 19
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23 Step Parent Adoption

22 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?

18 MIN2018 NOV 21
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22 Phases of Divorce

21 To 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 toassist 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 I...

9 MIN2018 MAY 17
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21 To Divorcing Parents

20 Children 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 featuressuggestions 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

11 MIN2018 MAY 5
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20 Children of Divorce

19 Why Hire an Attorney for Your Divorce?

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

10 MIN2018 JAN 19
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19 Why Hire an Attorney for Your Divorce?

18 Things to ask When Hiring an Attorney

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!

13 MIN2018 JAN 2
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18 Things to ask When Hiring an Attorney

17 What’s an ICMC?

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

20 MIN2017 NOV 14
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17 What’s an ICMC?

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 Med...

29 MIN2017 OCT 26
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16 Things Not to Do During a Divorce

Latest Episodes

25 Co-Parents & Alcohol

The statistics for mothers and fathers daily use of alcohol just to cope with the stress of co-parenting is, excuse the term - sobering. This podcast explores legal implications when one parent or the other is dealing with the difficulties of alcoholism or addiction. For more information, check out our blogs: How Alcoholism Affects Your Divorce Physical, Mental, and Chemical Health: How They Affect Your Minnesota Custody Case How to Use Parenting Consultants in Your Divorce Keeping Your Child Connected to Their Other Parent Cooperating in Co-Parenting: How it Affects Custody

12 MINMAR 16
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25 Co-Parents & Alcohol

24 Don’t Trust Your Ex

Of all the people in life that a person would like to trust to have their best interests in mind, during or after a divorce, it turns out, your Ex – Spouse, Partner, etc. is not usually one of them. This episode explores some of the main ways you can protect yourself and make sure that you and your family's best interests are being properly represented. For more information, please check out our blogs: "I Should Have Known Better:" First Person Divorce Stories Your Perception is Not Reality in a Divorce Trust Your Family Law Attorney!

14 MINFEB 16
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24 Don’t Trust Your Ex

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

12 MINJAN 19
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23 Step Parent Adoption

22 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?

18 MIN2018 NOV 21
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22 Phases of Divorce

21 To 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 toassist 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 I...

9 MIN2018 MAY 17
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21 To Divorcing Parents

20 Children 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 featuressuggestions 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

11 MIN2018 MAY 5
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20 Children of Divorce

19 Why Hire an Attorney for Your Divorce?

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

10 MIN2018 JAN 19
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19 Why Hire an Attorney for Your Divorce?

18 Things to ask When Hiring an Attorney

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!

13 MIN2018 JAN 2
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18 Things to ask When Hiring an Attorney

17 What’s an ICMC?

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

20 MIN2017 NOV 14
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17 What’s an ICMC?

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 Med...

29 MIN2017 OCT 26
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16 Things Not to Do During a Divorce