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.

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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How to Afford Paying Child Support to Multiple Parents

These days, the nuclear family sometimes feels like little more than a myth that we occasionally witness on reruns of classic TV sitcoms. United States Census data indicates that, while 40 percent of 1970 families consisted of two married parents living with children, this arrangement comprised just 19 percent of homes as of 2013. These changes...

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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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Blended Family Divorces: What to Expect During a Second or Third Divorce

Blended families are increasingly common, especially as many parents bypass marriage altogether. Whether parents split through divorce or legal separation, their family’s classification as blended can cause unique complications. Below, we examine some of the most common issues Minnesota parents face when divorcing for the second or third time: Custody And Visitation For blended families, arrangements regarding...

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Termination of Parental Rights and State Assistance

Whether you’ve voluntarily ended your rights as a parent or suffered involuntary termination of parental rights, your life is about to change. Not only will your relationship with your child evolve considerably (or cease to exist), your financial situation may also look considerably different now that you’re freed of your previous rights and obligations. Read...

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Holiday Etiquette: What’s Best For Kids

The holidays can be a minefield for any family, but they’re particularly tricky for ex-spouses who must interact for the sake of their children. Try as you might, ignoring your ex just isn’t an option. You’ll find it far easier to keep your cool if you frame every interaction as an opportunity to set a...

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Termination of Parental Rights

Parenthood is tough in the best of circumstances. Sometimes, parents just aren’t cut out for the task of successfully raising children. In select cases, termination of parental rights may be the best option for both the parent and his or her children. This is a sensitive manner that warrants considerable thought, however. Read on to...

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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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Family Law Appeals: Important Things to Know

You took your family case to court in hopes of emerging with a favorable outcome that would benefit not only you, but also those you love most. Unfortunately, you were extremely disappointed with the court’s verdict — and you suspect that the negative results stemmed from a misapplication of state law. What now? Depending on...

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Guide to the Minnesota Custody Statute

In Minnesota, as in most states, a variety of factors are considered when determining custody. These are covered in detail in MN Statute 518.14. Read on to learn more about this important statute and its impact on Minnesota custody proceedings: Best Interests of the Child Above all else, Minnesota courts make custody decisions based on what is deemed...

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Grandparent Rights in Minnesota: What You Need to Know

As the grandparent of children impacted by divorce, you’re understandably concerned about your future role in your grandchildren’s lives. Thankfully, it may still be possible to maintain a strong relationship with your grandchildren. Read on to learn the basics of grandparent rights in Minnesota: When Are Visitation Rights Awarded to Grandparents? In Minnesota, it is generally presumed...

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Tips for Adopting a Child on a Limited Income

It’s no secret that adoption is expensive. Estimates vary, but according to a study of 1,100 published in Adoptive Families Magazine, the average family spends $39,966 adopting through an agency and $34,093 in open adoption. If you’re dealing with a limited income, these figures might make adoption seem out of the question. The good news?...

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Don’t Overlook Health Insurance Options In the Midst of Divorce

It is common in a marriage for one spouse to opt for family coverage under their employer’s health insurance benefits. This way, the employee’s medical expenses as well as those of their partner and children are covered. But divorce changes that – health insurance policies don’t extend to ex-spouses. There’s no need to panic, just […]

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Lessons From Sveen v. Melin — Part 2

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Sveen v. Melin has proven groundbreaking for many reasons. In our last article, we offered background information on this landmark case. Next, we’ll take an in-depth look at how Sveen v. Melin might impact divorcees in Minnesota and across the nation. The Supreme Court’s Ruling In a rare 8-1 decision, the...

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Lessons From Sveen v. Melin — Part 1

Change is afoot in the Supreme Court, but as we’ve focused on new justices, many of us have ignored recent decisions that have a direct impact on our lives. One of the most notable? Sveen v. Melin, a case that began with a Minnesota state statute and ended with an influential ruling. The Story Behind...

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Minnesota Resources For Victims of Domestic Violence

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been subject to some form of domestic violence. Unfortunately, this threat is alive and well in Minnesota; a report from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women suggests that 24 Minnesotans died at the hands of abusers in...

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More Minnesota Resources For Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence plagues far too many households, but it doesn’t have to be a permanent problem. In our last article, we highlighted several resources available to suffering Minnesotans — but we merely scratched the surface. Additional resources are explored in detail below: Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women Featuring ninety regional programs throughout the state, the...

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