Complete Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people's health and well-being. Many governments and non-governmental organizations have made big efforts in healthy lifestyle and health promotion. It helps to benefit your critical health numbers, including weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol. Healthy living is a lifelong effect. The ways to being healthy include healthy eating, physical activities, weight management, and stress management.

How a Strong Support Team Can Help You through Your Divorce

It is not uncommon for individuals going through divorce to be short-sighted and focus only on the immediate situation, which is to end their marriage. It’s a very emotional time for everyone involved and often decisions are made from the heart, not the head. But this tendency towards rash judgment can have detrimental consequences down […]

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How to Dress for Your Divorce Mediation Meetings

Divorce often requires a series of meetings to determine custody, support, and the division of property and assets. There are several meetings that take place before you get a final divorce decree, even if you opt for an alternative dispute resolution process like mediation. The impression that you make at these meetings can have a...

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How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce Outcome

Transparency—so we’ve been taught—shapes us into more authentic people and prevents us from getting stuck in rigid patterns. By sharing experiences online, we also help others know that they’re not alone. When you’re going through a divorce, this kind of collective therapy isn’t just healthy—it’s downright essential. Right? Not necessarily. Social media is a double-edged...

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Repairing Your Credit After a Divorce – A Quick Start Guide

During divorce, couples split everything they own. No matter how financially stable most people were before divorce, they often walk away with less than half of their assets. Frequently, divorce negatively affects credit. It takes time, but you can make sound financial decisions to repair your situation following a divorce. Cancel Joint Accounts If you...

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The ABC’s of Mediation – Part III: The Children

Attorney and Family and Divorce Mediator, Rosalyn A. Metzger, concludes her three-part article on the Mediation process with a discussion on how child-related issues can benefit from the process. To read the first two articles, see “The ABC’s of Mediation – Part I: The Process” and “The ABC’s of Mediation – Part II: Financial Issues.” […]

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The ABC’s of Mediation – Part II: Financial Issues

This second article from attorney and mediator Rosalyn A. Metzger on Mediation focuses on how the process addresses financial issues involved in divorce. To read the first article, see “The ABC’s of Mediation – Part I: The Process.” Negotiating Financial Issues Part of divorce mediation involves financial issues. Although you won’t need any documents for […]

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Gambling Debt and Your Minnesota Divorce

One of the most important aspects of your divorce proceeding will be the division of your property or assets. Generally, property that you and your spouse acquire during the course of a marriage will be considered “marital property,” so it must be divided fairly. For example, if only one person works outside the home, the...

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The ABC’s of Mediation – Part I: The Mediation Process

Rosalyn A. Metzger, Esq., a member of the Rotolo Karch Law team and a Family and Divorce Mediator certified by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, is the author of a three-part article on Mediation, an alternative to traditional divorce proceedings. This week, Ms. Metzger explores the Mediation process. You are thinking about getting […]

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4 Quirks About Minnesota Divorce Law that Many People Don’t Know About

Divorce law varies by state, and each state has its own idiosyncrasies. If you’re preparing to file for a Minnesota divorce, you may be surprised to learn about the follow peculiarities of our laws: It Doesn’t Matter Who Is “At Fault” for Your Divorce. Minnesota follows a no-fault system when it comes to divorce. That...

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Great Activities to Do with the Kids in Minnesota in October

October is one of the most beautiful months of the year in Minnesota. The temperatures are perfect, and fall color lights the sky. Make the most of your visitation time by engaging in one of these fun activities this month: Visit a Pumpkin Patch or Apple Orchard Kids of all ages enjoy fall festivities outside....

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The Tax Implications of Your Divorce Decisions Are Often Misunderstood

Filing for divorce in New Jersey is not complicated, but negotiating financial matters and property distribution issues in the  divorce proceedings can be. As couples simultaneously close the door on one stage of their life and work toward building the next stage, they face a number of decisions that, if not handled correctly, could have significant consequences […]

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Starting Over: Life After an Emotionally Abusive Marriage

Divorce inevitably creates heartbreak. That’s an irreducible part of the process. But the extent of the mental and emotional suffering depends sensitively not just on the divorce process but also on what happened in the relationship itself. If your spouse abused you emotionally—by demeaning your career ambitions, yelling at you for small offenses, jealously spying...

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The Court’s New Approach to the Question of Child Relocation

A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court has changed the way divorce courts now decide cases involving the relocation of children. When considering divorce matters dealing with the custody of children, courts apply the “in the child’s best interest” standard.  One exception to that has been the issue of moving children out of […]

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The Grandparent’s Guide to Surviving Your Daughter’s Minnesota Divorce

Your adult daughter is getting a divorce. Guess who’s likely to be spending more time with the grandchildren? The assumption may be intrusive, but it’s also natural; after all, in a time of crisis like this, to whom else can your daughter turn, especially when childcare becomes an instant need? More importantly, how can you...

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7 Tips for Adopting Special Needs Children

Creating a family through adoption is a joyous event. Providing a “forever home” to a child who has none is a heartfelt choice that benefits the parents and child. Choosing to adopt special needs children adds additional layers of challenges and fulfillment to the family. There are several things you can do to make this...

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How the “Getting to Yes” Methodology Can Help in Your Divorce Mediation

Written by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury in 1981, the bestselling book Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In has become a go-to resource for working through challenging negotiations. As it turns out, the “getting to yes” methodology can also be very helpful in mediating difficult divorce agreements. Below are some key insights...

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Podcast: Four Ways To The End: Pathways To Concluding A Divorce

In this episode of The Family Law Show, Jason Brown outlines the four ways in which the Court may conclude a divorce in Minnesota. Whether your case is contested, uncontested, settled, or requires a trial, certain procedural requirements must be met in order for the Court to execute a divorce decree. Topics addressed in this...

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Make Sure Visitation Terms Are Clearly Stated

It is generally believed children benefit from healthy relationships with both of their parents. That’s why in divorces, parents often are awarded joint custody. In this way, they continue to share in the decisions and responsibilities of raising their children, as well as in the physical custody of those children. Sometimes, however, courts will not […]

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Types of Blended Families in Today’s Society

The traditional “Nuclear Family” – two parents originally and only married to each other, with children – has become less common over the past several decades. This Leave It to Beaver paradigm has given way to a more diverse, intricate set of family types. Let’s explore some of these new family structures and discuss the...

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Your Military Divorce 101 (Part 2)

In a military divorce, the nonmilitary spouse likely has not worked outside the home or possibly only held down part-time employment in order to accommodate the lifestyle with moves and lengthy deployments. On the one hand, nonmilitary spouses often struggle to find employment because of those factors. On the other hand, they can frequently build...

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Your Military Divorce 101 (Part 3)

  In parts one and two, we covered an overview of military divorce and discussed special considerations regarding children and military divorce. In our final post in this series, we’ll examine implications for pensions and alimony as well as how to advocate for your rights and a fair result. How Military Pension Works When a...

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Couples Who Divorce Late In Life Need to Protect Their Retirement Funds

Gray divorce — the term given to couples age 50 and older who terminate their marriages — seems to be a growing trend. The National Center for Health Statistics reported that in 2015 there were 10 divorced people for every 1,000 married people age 50 and older in the U.S., compared with 5 divorced people for […]

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Your Military Divorce 101 (Part 1)

From 2001 until 2011, the divorce rate rose from 2.6 percent to 3.7 percent for military couples, according to the Defense Department. The military enforces special regulations for divorces in order to protect both enlisted individuals and their spouses. These cover a gamut of issues, including processing the divorce, residency matters, compliance, custody and the...

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5 Not So Obvious Tips for Blended Family Success

One of the biggest reasons second marriages end in divorce is conflict between step-parents and children from the previous marriage. If you want your blended family to succeed, foster a positive relationship between the kids and the step-parent. Consider implementing the following tips and ideas: 1. Create a culture of respect. The family unit can’t...

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What is Recognition of Parentage (ROP)?

In Minnesota, you can file a document with the state to recognize a man as father of your child even if you aren’t married to that man. It’s a voluntary action, and both adult parties must sign the document. If you know who the father of your child is, and he is willing to be...

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7 FAQs about Child in Need of Protective Services [CHIPS] in Minnesota

Child in Need of Protective Services (CHIPS) deals with the health, safety, and welfare of children in Minnesota. There are a variety of reasons why a parent may be involved in a CHIPS case. Here’s what you need to know. 1.    Who can file a CHIPS petition? Anyone. In Minnesota, if you find yourself accused...

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