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Watch for warning signs that your ex hid assets prior to divorce

Regardless of how long you have been married, getting divorced is often a difficult prospect. Not only do you have to tell everyone that your marriage failed, you also have to handle the details of untangling your life from your spouse's. This can be a daunting prospect, and some people rush through it just to get it over with.

However, speed is not necessarily your friend in the situation. Accuracy and attention to detail are the best tools you have to help ensure the outcome of your divorce is fair to everyone. You need to keep a watchful eye out for any potential signs that your ex might be hiding assets to skew the divorce in his or her favor.

Defending yourself against a domestic violence accusation

Household disputes can get heated in any home, and although disputes are common or even inevitable, they must not lead to violence, abuse or assault. Many people believe they can only be charged with a domestic assault if they physically harm a member of their household, which is incorrect. A person can be also be charged with domestic assault if they put a household member in reasonable fear of bodily harm, even if they never actually touch the other person.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you are likely to be devastated and fearful of what the consequences could be. While domestic assault charges are typically misdemeanor offenses, the collateral consequences of a conviction are equal to and in some instances, more serious than a felony conviction. If you are not a citizen of the United States, a domestic assault conviction will result in your deportation. And even if you are a citizen, a conviction for domestic assault will result in a lifetime ban on the possession of firearms or ammunition. It is important to stay calm and make sure that you are committed to taking rational steps in order to defend yourself and your actions.

Listen to your children during a child custody case

Many different aspects are involved in child custody cases. For many parents, working together to come up with the arrangements is the preferred option. Doing so gives them a chance to consider the unique factors in their case instead of asking a stranger to step in and make the decisions.

For some parents, the question of whether to consider the child's wishes may arise. This isn't an easy decision, but here are a few things to consider if you need to make the call about this matter.

Do you understand Minnesota's ignition interlock program?

Facing serious criminal consequences is only one of the major issues related to a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge in Minnesota. While offenders may face some time in jail, as well as fines and a criminal record, all of that often proves secondary to another consequence. Losing your license is one of the administrative penalties associated with a DWI conviction or guilty plea.

The length of license suspension is related to the amount of alcohol in someone's body at the time of the arrest, as well as the number of previous offenses. It can range from 30 days for those who plead guilty to a first DWI offense to two years for a second offense, and loss of licensing completely with a third or subsequent charge.

It's time to tell your kids about your divorce: Now what?

There is never a good time to find yourself in the middle of a divorce case. Even if you realize that this is best for your future, you know that you're sure to face a few challenges along the way.

If you have kids with your soon to be ex-spouse, you know that there are even more details to think about as your divorce pushes forward.

Legal help after DUI charge is critical

Getting arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs is not something that anyone truly wants. In many cases where a person is caught for these violations, it is due to poor judgment. They are good people who put themselves in an unfortunate position. The question then is: should such a person be harangued by the charge for the rest of their life? Is that really the best way to discipline someone and ultimately try to correct their behavior?

The costs associated with a drunk driving charge are so immense that you could easily answer both of those questions with a terse "no." Having a DUI haunt you forever is terrible. The financial costs alone are immense. An impounded car, towing fees, jail fees, court fees, penalties for the charge itself, loss of license, insurance premium increases, post-conviction treatment and therapy - these will all cost the individual a pretty penny, and they will dramatically alter the individual's life.

Collateral consequences: The hidden penalties that don't go away

Facing criminal charges brings up thoughts of what might happen if you are ultimately convicted of the charges. While it is important to think about the possibility of being incarcerated or having to pay fines, there are some penalties that you might face that go far beyond what the criminal courts will impose.

Collateral consequences are ones that you will face in your normal life. Even though these aren't imposed by the court, they can have a profound impact on your life. Since they aren't court-imposed, these consequences won't end when the courts' sentences for you end.

1 arrested and accused of drunk driving in Minnesota

Being involved in a routine traffic stop can be a stressful and intimidating process. However, attempting to evade a similar situation by fleeing is never advisable and may only further suspicion of wrongdoing. A man has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving in relation to his alleged involvement in a high speed pursuit in Minnesota.

According to reports, the incident began when authorities received reports of a driver who was exhibiting erratic behavior on a recent Tuesday evening. Upon locating the vehicle in question, officers proceeded to initiate a traffic stop, and assert the driver began to flee. They claim the vehicle reached speeds in excess of 100 mph before it was brought to a halt with use of tire deflation devices.

Child custody: Addressing the current and future needs of kids

Many parents in Minnesota and elsewhere place a high priority on the well-being of their children. When facing divorce, parents may wish to protect the future of the kids by pursuing a child custody agreement with their best interests at heart. However, while looking to the future could be crucial, parents may also find it advisable to stop and think about how their current actions might be affecting the kids.

Divorce can be a stressful and challenging process for everyone involved. However, studies suggest that a similar process can be even harder on children, some of which might suffer from a variety of conditions, such as anxiety or depression. However, while kids might find the news of divorce difficult to accept, studies suggest that how their parents handle the current situation might have a substantial influence on their well-being.

Minnesota man taken into custody and charged with DWI

Many individuals have faced accusations of driving under the influence of alcohol based upon the statements of others nearby. When authorities receive reports of an incident involving a possible intoxicated driver, an investigation into the matter will ensue. A 56-year-old man has recently been taken into custody and is facing DWI charges after allegedly driving his vehicle into the side of a hotel in Minnesota.

Authorities claim to have received reports of the incident just after 1 p.m. on a recent Thursday. According to a witness, a vehicle entered the lot of the hotel at a fast pace and struck the building after the driver was unable to slow down while attempting to park. Upon arriving at the scene and approaching the vehicle, police assert the man was still behind the wheel and was uncertain of what had occurred.

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