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As you are all aware, we are currently facing unique challenges due to the Coronavirus. While this is a serious crisis, it is important to keep it in perspective, and not allow it to prevent us from going about our business. We want to assure all of our clients that this office is prepared to serve your needs, regardless of what happens and how the virus affects Minnesota. In an effort to keep the office safe, we have stepped up prevention and sanitation measures in hopes to prevent disease transmission.

Because we are a paperless office, our entire staff is prepared to work from home if necessary. No matter what happens, we will continue to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. For any clients who are not comfortable leaving their homes, we can handle any appointments remotely via phone, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom , and can transfer any documents to you electronically or by mail, if that is your preference.

Please rest assured, we will continue to take care of your legal needs in this challenging time, and your safety is our highest priority.

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The downside of social media

| May 31, 2019 | Uncategorized

Almost everyone these days is on some type of social media, Facebook and similar sites. Social media can be great for keeping everyone up to date, sharing news about your family, trips, etc. But, it also has some pretty serious downsides. 

I have seen many people sharing things on the internet that should probably be kept to themselves. This can be a real problem when you get into a legal dispute. They used to call the internet the World Wide Web. The term is still accurate, what you post on line is available world wide, to everyone. I was cross examing the opposing party once, using pictures she had posted on Facebook. She asked me how I got them, I just said ‘World Wide Web’. I think she did not realize that what you put on the internet can be seen by everyone. If you are in any type of legal dispute, do not post anything, or send any message that you would not want the judge to read. The picture of you slamming a bubba mug full of Keystone Lite, or dancing at a bar with some of your clothes off, or the nasty text message where you tell your ex what you really think about their new significant other is probably not going to help your custody case. The old saying the less said the better is more true than ever.

Ed