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#DigitalDivorce: Divvying up online assets

Divorce these days is very different than it was just a generation or two ago. Couples divorcing in the 21st century find themselves facing issues that their parents or grandparents might never have even considered. For example, the majority of today's dissolution cases involve some form of evidence derived from social media, networking sites, email or text messages.

You should create a social media checklist during your divorce

Social media has become an amazing way for you to reconnect with old friends, stay in touch with those who live far away and make new ones. During your divorce, social media can be as bad as it can be good if you are not careful. Always remember that once it is on the internet, it is there forever, and you should be careful what you post, particularly during divorce. The following checklist can help you determine if you should post something online, simply wait out the emotions or talk about them to someone in person.

The effects of divorce on physical health

Divorce can be hard on everyone involved, from children and spouses to extended family and friends. It doesn't matter if the divorce is friendly or full of tension, the devastating changes can be the same. What many may not realize is that divorce affects both your physical and mental health, and caring for yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually is vital to getting through the process as unscathed as possible. The following are some effects of divorce that you may not be prepared for.

4 tips on surviving a divorce

Coping with a divorce is no doubt a difficult challenge that can be compared to grieving a death. No matter how long the marriage was, how old you are or how well the situation was handled, it's going to be tough. While separating from your spouse is difficult, surviving it is possible. Here are some tips on how to emotionally manage your divorce and put your happiness first.

Important elements of a parenting plan during divorce

While a divorce can wreak havoc on the physical, mental and emotional health of the spouses involved, it can be particularly difficult if children are involved. Divorce is rarely an easy process, and finding a way to parent successfully after separation can be stressful, frustrating and painful for children and parents. A successful parenting plan can help to minimize the bad feelings and misunderstandings, and guarantee that children have stable parents to rely on despite their changing family situation. Before parents can create a successful parenting plan, they must understand what elements should be involved.

What You Need to Know Before Appearing in a Minnesota Family Court Proceeding

There are many people who will tell you that walking into a courtroom for any reason is one of the most unpleasant experiences they have ever faced; but people who appear in family court quickly find that the experience is much different than any other courtroom experience. In a family law proceeding, things can get extremely personal very quickly. In divorce and custody litigation, you have to be prepared not just for a counter attack, but also for a healthy dose of accusations to be hurled at you.

Should you agree to a marital lien in your Minnesota divorce settlement?

For years, marital liens against the value of the couple's primary residence were a common sight in property settlements in divorce. Also referred to as homestead liens, spousal liens or equitable liens, divorce lawyers in Minnesota often encouraged their clients to accept the lien based on the ever-increasing value of the property, particularly in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

What is Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) in Minnesota divorce?

In Minnesota, family law courts expect divorcing spouses and their lawyers to make every effort to resolve disputes outside of court, if possible. This does not mean that every divorce is amicable. It is important to keep in mind that in divorce, neither party actually "wins" anything.

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