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.

Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) vs Order for Protection (OFP)

From domestic violence to stranger-induced assault, a variety of encounters leave Minnesotans fearing for their safety. Thankfully, the state offers several countermeasures designed to restore security. Two main opportunities for victims: orders for protection and harassment restraining orders. Although similar in many respects, these options hold several key differences, as outlined below: Order for Protection...

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Same-Sex Divorce in Minnesota: What You Need to Know

The one possible downside to marriage equality? Same-sex divorce. Unfortunately, this version of dissolution can prove far more complicated than heterosexual divorce, in part because many same-sex couples lived together long before they married. Read on to learn more about same-sex divorce in Minnesota: Minnesota and Same-Sex Marriage Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage before the Supreme...

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Can You Pass the Co-Parenting Test?

Studies have shown that, barring any abuse or neglect, children fare best when they have the influence of both parents. Unfortunately, relationships between adults sometimes deteriorate to the point where separation is the only answer, leaving the children caught in the middle. One thing most parents going through divorce can agree on, though, is that […]

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What Can You Do If Your Ex Starts Saying or Doing Nasty Things About You Online?

The internet plays a huge role in modern divorce, for better or for worse. Some divorcees find relief in social networking, but others suffer harassment at the hands of their ex. Nasty Facebook updates can make your blood boil. How you respond, however, could determine whether you emerge with a favorable divorce resolution. Keep the...

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Why Are There So Many Divorces in January?

Each new year presents fresh opportunities, but not everybody’s list of resolutions includes weight loss or household organization. For some, the end of the holiday season means a chance for new beginnings—including the pursuit of the single life. Hence, the rise in divorce during the month of January, as we explore below: Divorce’s Uptick: The...

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Why Refinancing Your Home After Divorce Might Be A Smart Decision

Negotiations have ended, your divorce is final and your ex gets the house. It’s over . . . or is it? Couples often make the mistake of assuming that if the marital home is awarded to one spouse in the divorce negotiations, the other spouse no longer has any obligations regarding mortgage payments. That’s not […]

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The Art and Science of Forgiveness After a Divorce

You’ve moved into a new apartment, signed divorce papers and begun referring to yourself as single. Why, then, does your divorce still feel incomplete? Turns out, your work may not be finished until you grant your ex genuine forgiveness. This may be easier said than done, but it’s absolutely worth the effort. Read on to...

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Is It Possible to Maintain a Great Relationship with Your Former In-Laws?

Divorce tears apart not only immediate families, but also relationships with in-laws. While some spouses complain endlessly about their in-laws, others mourn their loss. But is it really necessary to say goodbye? Depending on your situation, you could maintain a strong relationship with your in-laws long after you sign your divorce papers. If You and...

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How Do Fertility Issues Affect Couples?

For many couples, the idea of having a child is integral to their vision of the future. So when infertility interferes with these plans, what can you do about it? What are your options? First, consider some sobering science. A study of 47,515 Danish women found that those who did not conceive following fertility treatments...

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Enforcing Court Orders in Family Law

Your divorce proceeding or decree may involve many court orders. These are legally binding agreements that can lead to harsh penalties if either party chooses not to adhere to them. After spending time, money, and energy on a court proceeding, it can be frustrating when your partner refuses to cooperate. Is there anything you can...

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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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