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.

Ways Technology Can Make Divorce And Custody Simpler

Minnesota courts typically aim to help the children of divorce maintain strong relationships with both parents. In the long-term, this approach is of greatest benefit to children impacted by divorce — but in the short-term, it can cause major headaches for their parents. Even if parents enjoy a largely amicable relationship, they may struggle to...

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Investing Too Much in the Wedding Can Hurt the Marriage

If your dreams of the perfect wedding include lavish venues, exclusive designer gowns, gourmet food and star-studded entertainment, your marriage could be in trouble before it even starts. A recent survey found that almost half of those couples who went into debt to finance a lavish wedding eventually considered divorce, citing money as the reason. […]

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How to Deal With a Chronic Medical Problem AND Weather Your Divorce

Divorce is difficult enough as is, but what if you’re not entirely healthy as you undertake this emotional process? Unfortunately, your physical ailments can have a detrimental impact on your emotional status — and vice versa. Both physical and mental health concerns amplify the inherent challenges of divorce. Keep the following in mind as you...

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Developing an Effective Parenting Plan

Raising kids can be a tough job and most couples are thankful they have each other to lean on especially when the more complex issues of child-rearing come up. What happens, though, when those couples split? Divorce throws parenting into a whole new context. Couples who once willingly cooperated for the sake of the family […]

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Resources for Newly Single Moms in Minnesota

Single motherhood can be a lonely experience. Many Minnesota moms lack the resources or connected community they need to thrive. Thankfully, a variety of programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of single moms. As you adjust to life as a new parent, don’t hesitate to check out these programs: Jeremiah Program Minnesota’s Jeremiah...

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Adopting a Special Needs Child: How to Prepare Yourself and Your Family

Adopting and caring for a special needs child can be deeply rewarding, but it comes accompanied by a myriad of challenges above and beyond ‘typical’ adoption. With proper education and preparation, however, you and your loved ones can ensure as seamless a transition as possible. Keep the following suggestions in mind as you prepare for...

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What You Need to Know About Terminations of Parental Rights

Most Minnesota parents want the best for their children and do everything in their power to keep their children safe, healthy, and happy. A small subset, however, participates in neglect or abuse severe enough to warrant the termination of their rights as parents. In such situations, the termination of that parent’s rights may be warranted...

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Minnesota’s Safe Place For Newborn Law

Childbirth is a highly anticipated occasion for most Minnesota parents, but not all children are joyously welcomed into the world. Some newborns are promptly abandoned — and at this vulnerable stage of life, even brief abandonment can prove deadly. Thankfully, the state of Minnesota has enacted a program designed to address this issue. Known as...

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Focus On Your Finances Before Divorce

It isn’t unusual in a marriage for one spouse to assume responsibilities for managing the family finances and investments. Hopefully, that spouse has a good handle on the family’s overall financial health; the non-managing spouse, on the other hand, too often is unaware of details that could serve him or her well when catastrophic events […]

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Genetic Databases, Adoption, And Sperm Donation: A Future Without Privacy?

From Ancestry.com to 23andMe, genetic testing has completely changed how we think of adoption, sperm donation, and biological parenthood in general. Today, donations and adoptions cannot be regarded as completely confidential, as the possibility for a surprising genetic revelation always exists. A simple saliva sample can return dozens of blood relations. What does this mean for...

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Tips For Helping Your Family Law Attorney Help You

The right family law attorney can make all the difference as you pursue divorce, adoption, or other sensitive legal matters. Your role in the process doesn’t end when you select an attorney, however. This is a two-way street, in which your efforts can either help or hinder your attorney. Keep the following suggestions in mind as...

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When Should You Return to Dating After Divorce? What the Research Says

You’ve finally made it through the whirlwind of divorce— and you’re ready to begin your life anew. Nothing marks a fresh start quite like a return to the dating market. Your desire for romantic distraction is perfectly understandable, but could your dating efforts ultimately undermine your next relationship? Read on to learn what the latest...

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The ABCs of Spousal Support

Spousal support, or alimony, is intended to make sure one spouse – usually the non-working or lower-earning spouse – is not unfairly impacted financially as a result of divorce. Although it is an important part of the divorce terms, spousal support generally is not decided until late in the divorce proceedings after other matters, such […]

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What Is Parental Alienation — And How Do You Combat It?

Is your relationship with your child suddenly tense? Do you suspect that your ex may have played a role in your parenting struggles? Your current emotional turmoil may best be explained by parental alienation. A common, yet under-discussed phenomenon, parental alienation (PA) occurs when one parent psychologically manipulates his or her children into demonstrating an...

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What Conventional Wisdom Gets Wrong About the Divorce Process

If you’re like most people, your attitudes regarding divorce have largely been shaped by the media and your community. Perhaps you’ve watched Divorce Courton TV or listened to a loved one’s complaints about this notoriously complicated process. Ultimately, however, it’s impossible to understand exactly how divorce works until you’re in the trenches. The more you...

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When Litigation Makes More Sense Than Mediation in Divorce

As one of the most common approaches to divorce, mediation offers the possibility of reduced stress, a minimal time commitment, and considerable savings. It’s not right for everybody, however. Some spouses desperately need the assertive legal advocacy that can only be achieved in a litigated divorce. Litigation is especially worth pursuing in the following situations:...

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In a Divorce, Who’s Left Holding the Credit Card Bills?

Marriage is a partnership, therefore, it is not unusual for couples to share both assets and liabilities while they are together, but what happens in a divorce? Usually spouses, with the help of their lawyers, will work to reach agreements for the distribution of property and other assets. The court may intervene if amicable agreements […]

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A Quick Guide to Religious Divorce: Part 2

In the eyes of the law, divorce is strictly a civil matter. For many couples, however, the practice may take on a spiritual element — if it’s allowed at all. In our last post on religious divorce, we examined the faith-based perceptions of divorce, along with the frequency with which marriages end in various faith...

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A Quick Guide to Religious Divorce: Part 1

For many couples, divorce is both a legal and a religious matter. Faith can guide whether or not couples get divorced in the first place — and how divorce proceedings ultimately play out. In our blog series on religious divorce, we’ll examine the interplay of civil and faith-based divorces. When Divorce Is Not Allowed Some...

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April Activities in Minnesota: How to Spend Your Parenting Time

After months of being cooped up inside, you’re ready to celebrate the sunshine with your children. In April, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to catch some fresh air alongside your kids. If you’re determined to keep your kids happy, be sure to add the following Twin Cities activities to your calendar: Hit Up a Twins...

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When Is Annulment Better Than Divorce?

Divorce is technically not the only means of ending a marriage. Under select circumstances, couples can seek an annulment, in which their union is deemed invalid. While many couples fail to even consider annulment as an option, it can hold considerable advantages for qualifying couples. We’re here to clear up the confusion; read on to...

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Are Political Disputes Really Splitting Up Families?

The Thanksgiving table can be a downright awkward environment, especially after a brutal election cycle. Unfortunately, the drama is at an all-time high following President Trump’s 2016 victory. This ongoing vitriol is particularly evident in Minnesota; Democrats winning big during the 2018 midterms, our state can still be classified as purple— or at least, a...

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How Cultural Influences Impact the Divorce Rate

It is commonly stated that nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce, but is that true? Not exactly, although the media attention given to high-profile celebrity divorces can make it seem that way. The divorce rate, like many other things, runs in trends and can be influenced by societal changes at any given time. […]

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The Physiological Impact of Divorce — According to Science

Divorce leaves an indelible mark on your finances, your social life, and your mental health — but did you know that it can also affect your physical health? While the physical impact of divorce is largely attributed to increased stress, it can spell big trouble for your health on both a short and long-term basis...

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Understanding Child Support

Divorce may end your relationship with your spouse, but it does not end your role as a parent, and with that role comes the obligation to support your children in all ways — physically, emotionally and financially. Depending on the type of custodial agreement you and your ex agree on — or the court deems […]

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Real Life Social Media Blunders Made During Divorce (Part 2)

Social media has thrown many divorces for a loop by bringing new and unexpected forms of evidence into the dissolution process. Often, seemingly innocuous errors can hold huge implications for both spouses. In Part 1 of our series on shocking social media mistakes, we delved into a few real-life scenarios involving adjusted alimony and even...

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Real Life Social Media Blunders Made During Divorce (Part 1)

Research suggests that Facebook prompts approximately one-third of modern divorces. But that’s just the beginning. Once the separation process is underway, couples find themselves navigating new social media complications. What can they post? What can be used as evidence? In this blog series, we’ll take a look at some of the most shocking social media mistakes...

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When Divorce Leads to Murder

Divorces are rarely as amicable as spouses desire, but most spouses are at least able to limit their aggression to verbal outbursts in court. Sadly, for some spouses, divorce is more than a battle over property or child support; it is, quite literally, a life-or-death situation. It is far from unheard of for spouses to...

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