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Divorce can be difficult, but you don’t need to be unprepared. Being prepared can help you handle the emotions, understand the legal process, and get through the divorce as stress-free as possible. Below are some steps to take towards a “nice” divorce: Find a Support Network Divorce can be a … [Read more...] about Preparing for Divorce: The First Steps
In many households, the dog or cat has become an important member of the family. So it is not surprising that battles over Fluffy and Fido are becoming more common in divorce court. However, legally, pets are still viewed as property and options for dealing with pet custody in a divorce are very … [Read more...] about Custody Fights… Over the Dog
The holiday season can be a sensitive time for anyone but for those going through divorce, or trying to move on after the process of divorce, it can be even more difficult. Some people struggle with moving on at this time of year due to past hurts, children who need to split time with families … [Read more...] about Dealing With Holiday Depression While Going Through A Divorce
Often, during the divorce process, there are times when one party becomes entirely unreasonable. They won’t agree, refuse to be reasonable, and generally make themselves a giant pain in the you-know-what. Some people, in the throws of divorce, lose their ability to reason, and that can make the … [Read more...] about How to Deal with an Unreasonable Ex
In the divorce world, we get so focused on the children under the age of 18. Children between the ages of 18 and 21 may get a moment’s notice, but children over the age of 21 are routinely ignored. Unfortunately, children are always affected by their parents’ divorce: if they are 5, 25, or 55. … [Read more...] about Adult Children of Divorce: No Matter What Their Age, the Kids Are Affected
This is only one misconception that we tend to get from Hollywood. In Minnesota, a legal separation is not a prerequisite for a divorce. (In fact, Minnesota does not have any requirement for a separation period before divorce). While many couples do physically separate prior to or in contemplation … [Read more...] about Don’t I need a legal separation before the divorce?
A divorce can be one of the most difficult times for someone to experience. A relationship that was meant to be a lifelong commitment is ending. At least one spouse will need to find a new place to live. Both spouses will be dealing with dividing property and debt; replacing property awarded to the … [Read more...] about How can you help a friend going through divorce?
As any Minnesota divorce attorney can testify, after a divorce, clients are ready for a positive change. Often this desire for change is coupled with drab surroundings at home. You may find yourself in a new and unfamiliar place after the divorce. Or you may have a former spouse who left you with a … [Read more...] about Post Divorce Spring Cleaning – Change Up Your Interior Design