In 2012 nearly 17,000 couples filed for divorce in Minnesota courts. In addition, studies show that over 40 percent of first marriages end in divorce. The rate is even higher for successive marriages. While many of these cases are amiable and carry on with little court involvement, some become cases the judge will see time and again for the rest of his or her career.
A Minnesota woman was recently asked to join a new national advocacy group for equally shared parenting. Leading Women for Shared Parenting (www.lw4sp.org), was founded in May in Massachusetts, and launched officially on Father's Day.
A West Saint Paul woman was shocked after finding out her online boyfriend was really her ex-husband, monitoring her every move.
You don't have to be a celebrity like Katie Holmes or Kim Kardashian to draw up a prenuptial agreement. Although these arrangements are greatly talked about in celebrity relationships, these legally binding contracts are not just for the rich and the famous. In fact, more couples these days are signing prenuptial agreements.