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Mortgages, homes and your financial future

If you are like many people in Minnesota, your home is the single biggest asset you own. This makes the decision about what to do with your home during a divorce exceptionally important - and often quite difficult. The emotional ties a person can develop to a family home often lead at least one spouse to try and find a way to keep the home. If your spouse is requesting this, there are some things you need to know in order to protect your financial future.

How do you deal with college planning during divorce?

In Minnesota, there are no formal requirements for parents to send their children to college. Similarly, there are very few rules about how college funds or college expenses should be handled when a marriage dissolves. However, there is also probably nothing stopping you from putting these types of details down in writing when you draft of the terms of your divorce.

Identifying how divorced parents may affect a future marriage

There has been researching centered on how children are affected by their parents' decision to divorce from each other. Other studies focus on the effects of a divorce on a person's ability to have a successful marriage in the future. However, what about children whose parents are divorced, how could that dynamic affect their own marriages in the future? This question may be a concern of many people in Minnesota and is certainly valid in nature. 

Maintaining your emotions after a spouse’s affair

In the modern era, affairs have become especially common. Both men and women may be cheated on, and this can lead to a wide variety of challenges, especially when it comes to a couple’s marriage and their children. If you recently discovered that your spouse was having an affair, we understand the multitude of hardships that you may be facing. However, it is essential to try to maintain your emotions and do what is best for your future. Unfortunately, some people make rash decisions when they are angry, which can adversely affect them from a family law standpoint and in other ways.

#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.

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