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Responding to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage can be just as important as initiating the process, because it can preserve your rights—especially if you are unrepresented. It is common in Minnesota when both parties are represented to “skip” answering the petition entirely. However, if you are unrepresented, you can expect to prepare, file, and...
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From my perspective, filing for divorce is a relatively simple and form-driven process. I understand, however, that the decision to file for divorce is an entirely different story. If you are considering filing for divorce or find yourself in a position where you are responding to a Summons and Petition, then my hope is to provide a...
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In Minnesota, a parent’s obligation to support their child begins when the child is born, and does not end until a triggering event like the child getting married, or turning 18 years of age. A divorce proceeding does not terminate either parent’s obligation to support their joint child. In this article, we will discuss the basic...
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Even with dual incomes supporting more households, and prevalent financial planning options available, couples continue to report money as the number one reason they fight. A recent study from Kansas State University says financial disagreements may be the strongest indicator of coming divorce, while Utah State University has found that couples who fight about finances...
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Sociologists at NYU say that a person’s height can help determine how likely they are to get a divorce later in life. For their study, researchers sought to determine how certain social and physical factors influenced a person’s likelihood of divorce. To do this, researchers looked at data from 4,500 families over a 16-year span....
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A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan found that a spouse’s health can serve as a predictor of divorce likelihood. According to researchers, couples in which one of the partners is chronically ill are 50 percent more likely to get a divorce than the average couple. To unearth these findings, researchers...
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Going through a divorce can be a cumbersome process, especially if you live in a state that has some unique laws the divorcing parties must follow. Below, we look at five states that drag out the divorce process, and Kelsey Karls explains how they stack up to Minnesota. 5. California – Although California is a...
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A new report by the United States Department of Agriculture found that the cost of raising a child to the age of 18 continues to increase. According to the data, on average it costs $245,340 dollars to raise a child born in 2013 to the age of 18, and that doesn’t include college tuition. If...
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With the exception of Wyoming, Vermont and Georgia, every state in America saw an increase in the number of divorced residents living in their state since 2007. The analysis published on Bloomberg.com examined the change in the number of residents age 15 and older who were divorced in 2012 compared to similar data collected in...
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Social media has plenty of benefits. You can stay up to date with your friends and track down long lost college roommates, but it also has a dark side. Social media can lead to a decrease in happiness, breed narcissism and cyber bullying, and according to a recent study, lead to divorce. A new study...
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