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Social Media Family Law Cases

Social Media and Family Law Cases

By Bob Roby / July 15, 2017

Social media has become a daily source of connection for millions and millions of people around the planet. There is no question it had scratched an itch for a sense of connection to others, and the ability for people to remake a presentation of themselves to others. This, in a day when relationship failure rate…

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Children’s Testimony in Custody Cases

By Bob Roby / June 13, 2017

The question of what is in the best interest of a legal client is not always as easy as they make it sound in law school. This is particularly true in family law. To “zealously” represent your client’s interests as a parent can very well mean making a very difficult call regarding child testimony. No…

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Planning for Summer Parenting Time (A How-To Post)

By Bob Roby / May 30, 2017

If you are a parent of a school-age child whose other parent lives somewhere else, planning the summers can be a source of stress. Kids have all kinds of choices to make with school out of the way, which requires parents to consider how much “freedom” to give their kids in setting priorities. Too often…

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Litigation vs Mediation in Family Law

LITIGATION vs. MEDIATION IN FAMILY LAW

By Bob Roby / May 9, 2017

The average current cost for each person today in a Minnesota divorce is about $13,000.00. It is ironic that this is also approximately what is spent on the average Minnesota wedding. If a marriage cannot be saved, will mediation actually reduce the cost of a divorce?  This is a fair question that most attorneys and…

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Family on Legal Scales

“PROPER” USE OF THE LAW

By Bob Roby / April 20, 2017

The inscription on our logo at the R.C. Roby firm is a Bible verse from 1Timothy 1:8, “We know that the law is good if one uses it properly” (NIV). I think this is especially true when it comes to family law. No other area of law has greater impact on the future of those…

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