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Putting a hold on divorce to avoid losing health care

When a Minnesota couple no longer wants to stay together, they can opt to get a divorce. However, some couples are deciding to hold off on going through the divorce process due to the uncertainty of the future of health care in the United States. For example, some individuals are afraid they will not be able to get their own health care insurance when they can no longer stay on their spouse's plan.

Issues regarding the marital home during a divorce

The largest asset owned by a married couple is usually their home. Therefore, it's generally the most contested asset in the event of a divorce. Couples going through a divorce in Minnesota should avoid acting out of emotion when dealing with the family home during the property division process.

What can be accomplished during a divorce

Although many Minnesota residents have some idea of what to expect when it comes to divorce, going through the actual process can be difficult and stressful. Furthermore, the prospect of ending a significant relationship and not getting to spend time with the children every day can be difficult to mentally process. As long as a person is realistic about the divorce, however, there is a chance that they'll be able to move on and be satisfied once the separation is finalized.

Military workers more likely to divorce before they reach 30

Many Minnesota residents who get married end up divorcing by the time they turn 30. While a worker in any field can get divorced, those employed in certain high-stress workplaces may actually be more likely to divorce than others. This is because workplace stress can have an impact on a person's home life.

Common divorce myths involving money

As many Minnesota residents preparing to go through the dissolution of a marriage know, the divorce process can be expensive. In fact, a divorce costs an average of $10,000 to $15,000. Because a divorce usually involves large amounts of money, there are many divorce misconceptions that get thrown around.

Bad divorce advice damages financial security

During the emotional turmoil and insecurity about the future created by divorce, many Minnesota couples turn to their relatives and friends for support. However, they often receive well-meaning but ill-informed advice on finances and the law. Much of what passes for divorce advice leads to costly errors and is best avoided.

Modern fathers have an expanding parental role

Becoming a father represents a significant stage of life for men in Minnesota and around the country. Survey responses collected by the Pew Research Center in 2015 revealed that 57 percent of fathers consider their parental roles to be crucial to their identities, and 54 percent found fatherhood to be continually rewarding.

Child custody concerns loom large for immigrants

A number of undocumented immigrant families, fearing the impact of intensified deportation policies, have begun seeking advice to make custody plans for their citizen children. Across the Minnesota and the United States, law students and other volunteers have been assisting immigrants with creating paperwork to designate custody arrangements for their children in case of deportation.

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