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.

Is the Marital House Worth Fighting For?

The distribution of assets is one of the biggest hurdles, after matters pertaining to children, that a divorcing couple faces. While it may be easy to assign ownership to certain assets, big-ticket items like the family home are a different story. Some couples just want a clean break. They sell the house, split the proceeds […]

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Legal Separation Versus Divorce in Minnesota

The state of Minnesota offers multiple options for adjusting marital status. Divorce may be the most common approach, but some couples prefer legal separation. Although similar to divorce in many respects, legal separation holds a few key distinctions worth taking into account, as outlined below. Separation Versus Legal Separation Separation and legal separation are not...

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Prenups 101: What You Need to Know About Prenuptial Agreements in Minnesota

You’re excited to walk down the aisle and begin a new life with your sweetheart. You’re also, however, intent on protecting the legacy you’ve worked so hard to create. You may be the perfect candidate for a prenuptial agreement. This legal document provides valuable protection in the event of divorce. It does notmean that you...

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Learning How to Face the Unique Challenges of Co-Parenting

One of the difficult end-products of divorce is learning to navigate the unique challenges of co-parenting. Coordinating schedules and synchronizing parenting styles with your ex while dealing with your own mixed emotions and lifestyle adjustments is hard but necessary for the sake of the children. The good news is you’re not alone; many parents before […]

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OFP Versus HRO: What’s The Difference? Part II

If you’ve suffered sustained abuse or harassment, it’s in your best interest to take legal action. Multiple options are available in Minnesota, including orders for protection and harassment restraining orders. These decrees restrict access to victims of harassment, allowing them to feel safer and more secure. The relief provided by such measures can differ dramatically,...

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OFP Versus HRO: What’s The Difference? Part I

The state of Minnesota provides two excellent options for addressing harassment: orders for protection and harassment restraining orders. Although similar in many respects, these orders hold several key differences, which tend to prompt confusion among petitioners. Many of these distinctions involve the following eligibility standards: Petitioner Relationship Depending on the type of order sought by...

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Celebrating the Holidays Post-Divorce

Celebrating the holidays after divorce can be an extremely stressful situation. During this season, we put a lot of emotional value on family traditions, which are often passed down from generation to generation. These traditions are what make our holiday celebrations uniquely special, but they are also what makes facing the holidays after divorce so […]

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What Happens With Child Custody When You Or the Other Parent Moves Out of Minnesota?

From job opportunities to a distaste for cold weather, a variety of factors may prompt divorced parents to leave Minnesota. Such departures may be totally justified, but they still cause considerable upheaval for the children of divorce. An out-of-state move may prompt new custody and parenting time concerns, as outlined below: Preserving the Best Interests...

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What Is a Guardian Ad Litem? What Is Their Purpose?

An alarming number of Minnesota children face neglect or abuse. Unable to advocate for themselves, these children may be forced to suffer in silence. The Minnesota Guardian ad Litem Program aims to address this problem by ensuring that the best interests of vulnerable children are represented in court. Keep reading to learn more about this...

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Three Main Ways to Resolve a Divorce in Minnesota

In this video, attorney Jason Brown provides a summary of the three most common ways that divorce cases are resolved in Minnesota: (1) direct negotiation; (2) alternative dispute resolution (such as mediation or early neutral evaluation); or (3) a trial. The good news is that the vast majority of family law cases settle outside the...

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The Ins and Outs of Filing a Divorce Appeal in Minnesota

Jason Brown provides another family law segment. In this video, you will learn about: (1) the timelines associated with appealing your divorce decree; (2) the legal standard applied by the Minnesota Court of Appeals; and (3) the odds of success on appeal. Hiring the right appellate lawyer makes a significant difference in your chances of...

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FAQ: Common Questions Asked of Minnesota Divorce Lawyers

Do I need a lawyer? What if I’m afraid of testifying? What does no-fault divorce mean? If you’re facing a divorce in Minnesota, these are a few of the questions you may be asking yourself. Our divorce lawyers are here to offer answers to your important questions. In the podcast below, attorney Jason Brown addresses...

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Divorce and Its Toll on Small Businesses

Couples rarely enter a marriage thinking that their union will one day end in divorce. Yet, it happens, and when it does the financial consequences can be catastrophic, especially for the small business owner. In this case, divorce not only impacts your immediate family, but also your business partners and employees. A business can become […]

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What Is Included In Your Criminal History?

Your criminal background can play a huge role in your ability to land your dream apartment or a job you love. But while most people are well aware of the general influence of their criminal history, they have no idea what actually shows up when a potential landlord or employer completes a background check. Read...

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Information About Minnesota Jury Service

The right to a trial by a jury of our peers is one of the foundations of the American judicial system. More than 50,000 people will serve on juries in the U.S. each year. But how are jurors selected? It varies by state, but in Minnesota, the judicial branch obtains a yearly list of licensed...

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Cohabitation Agreements and Prenups – Similar Yet Different

By now, most people understand that a prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is not something that applies only to the rich and famous. In fact, a prenup can save a lot of time, pain and emotional turmoil for any married couple should their marriage end in divorce. But what is a cohabitation agreement and are the […]

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Financial Projects to Tackle ASAP Once You’ve Decided to Get a Divorce

Child custody and visitation aside, divorce is primarily a financial affair. How you proceed in the first few weeks after filing could determine whether you emerge from the process in one piece — or with a whole lot of stress and not so much money. As you move forward with your divorce, set aside a...

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Helping Your Son Or Daughter Go Through a Divorce — Tips, Insights, And Things to Do

Divorce never occurs in a funnel. The process impacts those you love, including your parents, siblings, and close friends. Children, in particular, can be negatively affected by divorce, which may throw every element of the lives they’ve always known into upheaval. Despite this, it’s possible for kids to emerge emotionally unscathed — and to even...

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Preparing for That Initial Meeting with Your Divorce Attorney

For many people, the decision to divorce comes after months or even years of assessing their situation and giving careful consideration to all other options. But, no matter how long you have lived with the possibility of divorce, taking that first step to end your marriage is very emotional. Emotions can easily cloud your judgment […]

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Navigating the Holidays Post-Divorce

Adjusting to the changes in your life after divorce can be challenging at any time of year, but during the holidays it’s even more difficult. Everything about the season screams family, friends and traditions, and serves as a reminder of just how much has changed in your life. The trouble is the emphasis at this […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Helping Children Cope With Divorce

Divorce is an emotional, complex process and it can be painful for everyone involved – especially the children. While parents are busy hashing out the terms of their divorce, including finances, asset distribution and custody arrangements, the children are left to deal with a lot of uncertainties as they watch their lives spin out of […]

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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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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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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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