Villaume & Schiek Blog

Preparing a New Home with Custody and Visitation in Mind

Setting up a new home after separating from your spouse is a difficult task that thousands of people go through every year. It can be hard to be the one moving away from the family home, even if it’s the best choice for you and your ex. But what about the kids? Whether you are… Read more »

How to Handle Supervised Visitation and Make a Good Impression

All divorces are messy. Even when both people quietly agree that the marriage is over, there are always still hurt feelings and entwined assets to separate. This process is made all the more difficult when there are children involved. In the vast majority of cases, one parent will be granted full custody while the other… Read more »

Seven Strategies to Help You Get the Custody Agreement You Want

Working through custody agreements can be stressful, but it is important to fight for what is best for your family when the opportunity arises. While custody agreements can be adjusted and revisited over time, it is easier to get this right from the beginning of shared agreements if at all possible. Whether you are seeking… Read more »

Navigating The Social Security Disability Claim Process

Have you worked hard for several years or perhaps decades but are now dealing with an insurmountable disability? You likely have given a lot of thought to applying for Social Security Disability benefits, also referred to as SSDI. The fact is, if you paid into the fund, you should be able to reap the benefits…. Read more »

Conspiracy: When Planning a Crime is a Crime

When it comes to being charged with conspiracy, it is one of those crimes that you often don’t get charged for on its own. This is because conspiracy is the charge of actually planning a crime and not necessarily carrying it out. This means you could be plotting a serious crime, and if you carry… Read more »

All-Terrain Vehicle DWI in Minnesota

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,497 people died in the United States in 2016 as a result of an alcohol-related vehicle crashes; 1,233 of those were under the age of 14. In Minnesota alone, there were 25,027 impaired driving incidents in 2015, more than 300 of which led to injury or death…. Read more »

Overcoming Your Fear of Divorce

“Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t,” goes the old proverb. Or, put another way, it’s better to deal with a person or situation that is bad (but which you understand) than it is to risk something that might be even worse. We see this all the time in our lives. How… Read more »

What to Do When You Think Your Breathalyzer Result Was Wrong

When it comes to driving while intoxicated, law enforcement officers rely heavily on the results of breathalyzer tests. However, these machines aren’t perfect. They are machines and can malfunction like any other device, especially since law enforcement often doesn’t calibrate them or perform maintenance as often as they should. Due to this, breathalyzer tests don’t… Read more »