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Do Alimony Payments Ever End?

After a divorce, you may agree to or a judge may order one spouse to pay alimony to the other. Depending on the specific order or agreement, your alimony payments may continue indefinitely. However, there are some circumstances in which spousal support eventually ends. Temporary and short-term vs. long-term maintenance Minnesota offers three types of Read More

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Tips for Managing Relationships With Adult Children When Going Through Gray Divorce

There has been a substantial increase in the number of people getting divorced later in life, a phenomenon referred to as “gray divorce.” For people who get divorced near or during their senior years or around retirement age, it can be difficult to manage the changing nature of your life while also attempting to manage Read More

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Situations in Which Mediation Might Not be a Good Idea

Mediation can be an extremely effective tool for many people going through a divorce. In the right circumstances it will reduce the amount of conflict between the couple and it will cut down on the cost of divorce. However, divorce is not necessarily right for all couples. Here are some situations in which traditional divorce Read More

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Gathering Information for Divorce Mediation

Once you’ve made the decision to get a divorce and to go through the mediation process, the next step is to prepare your case. You will do this by gathering as much information as you can about your assets, debts, financial situation and anything else that could affect the outcome of your divorce. Your mediator Read More

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When Should You Consult With an Attorney About Divorce?

The decision to divorce is not one you will arrive at suddenly and without much thought. Chances are if you have made the decision to divorce your spouse it is something that has already been on your mind for quite some time. The question that many people have, then, is at what point you should Read More

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Tips for Getting Out of an Abusive Marriage

Leaving an abusive spouse can be a difficult step to take, both logistically and emotionally, even when you know it’s the right thing to do. Here are a few tips to help get you through the process safely. Protect yourself: If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can connect with a hotline or Read More

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DIY Divorce Can Be Disastrous

There has been a significant rise in the number of people attempting to go it their own with the divorce process. Generally people make this decision with the hope of saving a significant amount of money on legal fees. However, there are also some major drawbacks to working without an attorney or mediator in the Read More

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Politics Have Been Creating Increased Marital Strain in Recent Years

Based on recent research, it would seem we are entering in era in which it is more difficult than ever for married couples to tolerate differences in opinions regarding politics. A recent study by Wakefield Research indicates one in 10 Americans have ended a relationship due to political differences. The younger the couple, the more Read More

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Tips for Buying a House After a Divorce

The process of going through a divorce can be financially complex. When you emerge from your divorce and enter your new life you might have a completely different financial situation. Purchasing a new home may or may not be a legitimate possibility, depending on the state of your finances. It is a good idea to Read More

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What to Know Before Getting Married, As Told By Divorce Lawyers

Divorce lawyers in the online Buzzfeed community recently shared advice they would give to couples about to get married. Here are just a few examples of some of the more salient pieces of advice provided: Talk about important issues before tying the knot: It’s great to be in love and to have romantic notions of Read More

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