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My Name is Changed, Now What?

 A few of my recently married friends and I were chatting about my recent name change post. They had questions not about how to complete a name change, but what to do after. Do you need a new birth certificate? (No) A new social security card? (Yes) Driver’s License? (Yes) Which do...

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Reasons for Union, Civil or Otherwise?

I just received an email from a good friend that linked to this New York Times article about civil unions gaining popularity in France. Without getting too far  into the politics of it all, she mainly sent me the article because I am a strong proponent of allowing marriage to remain as as a religious or spiritual ceremony...

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Alternative Ways to Fund Divorce

The New York Times is doing a series on the growing trend of investing in lawsuits. This week’s article focused on investing in high net worth divorces. An interesting concept that brings up significant ethical and moral dilemmas. Such services create a pseudo contingent fee arrangement (the typical arrangement where...

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What’s the Deal with Name Changes in Minnesota?

I am surprised by the number of people confused about name change rules in Minnesota.  You’ve seen the Princess Consuela Bananahammock episode from Friends, right? The simple rule:  you get a freebie when you get married and a freebie when you get divorced. It doesn’t matter if you are the...

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