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March 2017 Archives

The importance of including a prenuptial agreement in a marriage

Many steps must be completed before a couple can get married. While many of these decisions revolve around the ceremony, others tend to focus on protecting the spouses if the couple decides to divorce in the future. Although dissolution might seem like an impossibility when a marriage is just beginning, the reality is that roughly half of all marriages in America end in a divorce, making it paramount to take certain steps to protect rights in the event of a divorce.

DWI arrests of women drivers are on the upswing

Government statistics show that men are arrested for driving while impaired far more often than women. However, recent statistics show that women are closing the gap on DWI arrests. Between 1998 and 2007, the Traffic Resource Center for Judges says that DWI arrests of female drivers rose nearly 29 percent. During the same time frame DWI arrests of male drivers decreased by 7.5 percent. Research also indicates that women are drinking more today than a generation ago.

How can parents navigate co-parenting?

For many Minnesota residents, the dream is to get married and start a family. Even when this dream is achieved, it is not always everlasting. Married parents are often faced with the difficult decision of dissolution. And, when they decide divorce is best for them, both parents must focus on how their decisions during the process could impact their children.

Scarlett Johansson and ex battle over custody of their daughter

Divorce can be a difficult life event for Minnesota residents. It can even be a messy process, impacting not only the spouses but also the children, if the divorcing couple has any. While dissolution is a challenging time for anyone, for celebrity couples, the added publicity and social media coverage of the process can make it extremely taxing. Even more so, reaching a resolution under the public eye can further complicate the matter, possibly adding issues or even lengthening the process.

Questions to consider during the property division process

Much like the thought that goes into marital preparations, many go into ending a Minnesota marriage. Whether a marriage lasted several decades or only a few years, it is likely that many things were brought into the marriage as accumulated during the union. This can complicate the process because it can be difficult to determine what belongs to which spouse and who is entitled to what.

Don't let your ex-spouse take advantage of you during divorce

There are a lot of things to consider when going through a divorce in Minnesota: property division; alimony; and, when children are involved, child custody and child support. Depending upon your relationship and the character of your soon-to-be ex-spouse, it is not uncommon for one side to attempt to pressure, persuade and coerce the other side into making less than fair or ideal decisions.

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