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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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A recent Huffington Post article outlined the top 11 worst pieces of marriage advice. One piece of advice in particular relates to divorce as well. That piece of “bad advice” is that “you can always get divorced.” Minnesota: No-Fault State Minnesota is a no-fault state, which means neither party needs to have a reason to...
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Going through a divorce or child custody issue can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be hard on your wallet. Attorneys typically ask for a retainer fee before a case begins, and they return anything left over after the case is settled. Sometimes clients get a large portion back; in other cases, they are...
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A new study out of the University of Buffalo found that couples who have similar drinking habits are less likely to get a divorce than a pair who have disproportion consumption habits.  Findings For their study, researchers tracked newlyweds over a nine-year period. They found: Couples who have similar drinking habits sought a divorce 30...
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For some, holidays can be a great time to celebrate the season with friends and family, but for others, it can be a very stressful time of year. If your relationship is on the rocks heading into the holidays, the extra stress could push you over the edge. Family Law Attorney Katie Lammers says she...
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According to the Census Bureau, five times as many Americans over the age of 50 are divorced than they were only 50 years ago. Census data revealed that only 2.8 percent of Americans over the age of 50 were divorced in 1961, but that number has steadily risen over the last few decades. That number...
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A new study by Avvo revealed that the cost of splitting up is the top concern among divorcing couples. The poll asked 890 individuals and 447 attorneys to evaluate the top concerns of going through a divorce. Some of the survey findings were: 58 percent of respondents without children listed the cost of a divorce...
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A new study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin revealed that children of divorce might develop a more insecure relationship with their parents if the divorce occurs at a young age. Two graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pioneered the study, and its goal was to determine how the timing of...
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A recent Gallup roll found that 91 percent of American adults believe adultery is wrong, a big jump from 40 years ago, when only 70 percent of people believed extramarital affairs were “always wrong”. Americans have shown that they are willing to accept some societal trends once considered taboo, but we continue to have an...
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