Family Law Blog

  • 29th Jul 2014 Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?

    YouTube So… what can you do if your spouse doesn’t agree to 50/50 custody?  First, if we’re going to talk about custody we have to understand that there are two types of custody in Minnesota, legal custody and physical custody and there’s an important distinction between the two. As I pointed out, legal custody deals specifically with religion, education, and medical decision making.  Now, while most of the time everyone gets joint legal custody, that is not always the case.  …

  • 17th Jul 2014 What Is ADR Really?

    What Is ADR Really?

    What is ADR really? ADR, or Alternative Dispute Resolution, is an extremely effective way to settle a case out of court, and save on time and money.  The question becomes, is it right for your case?  ADR includes multiple types, such as mediation, arbitration, and neutral evaluation, and depending on the facts of your case, each type has its own merits. Which form of ADR is best? The truth is that none of the “types” of ADR are the best, …

  • 9th Jul 2014 Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?

    Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?

    YouTube So… does abuse really matter when it comes to determining custody in the state of Minnesota? The short answer is yes, it does, however, the type of abuse also matters and I prompt that statement with the question: “What is abuse?” There have been a multitude of times when people will say that they are “mentally abused” or “emotionally abused” by their significant other, which is very very sad, but it is also not something the law provides for. …

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Jason Kohlmeyer

jason_kohlmeyerA former intelligence analyst and infantryman in the U.S. Army Reserves/Minnesota Army National Guard, Jason Kohlmeyer is a skilled litigator and dedicated family man. A former teacher himself, Jason is married to a teacher in District 77 and they have
three children. Jason has been named:

  • “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers 2003-2011
  • “Star of the Quarter” by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division, 2002
  • One of 10 “up and coming lawyers” by Minnesota Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • Past Chair of Family Law Section for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Past Board of Governor member for the Minnesota State Bar Assoc. Criminal Law Section

Thomas Hagen

thomas_hagenThomas Hagen is the newest member of our firm. Practicing law since 2007, Thomas focuses on family law and criminal defense matters. He is active in the local community, and he has been a tremendous addition to our firm. From Janesville, he has been a lifelong resident of Southern Minnesota.

  • “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers 2012-present
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association