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Will you have to pay manimony when you divorce?

If this is the first time you have ever run across the word “manimony,” you likely wonder what it is and what it has to do with a Minnesota divorce. Wife.org explains that manimony is the nickname that has been given to post-divorce spousal support payments that a former wife pays to her former husband.

Whether or not you will have to pay manimony when you divorce will depend on several factors. For instance, if you have had success in the business world and now earn substantially more than your husband does, manimony may factor into your divorce. But your husband must ask the court to award it to him, and the judge must decide whether or not to grant his request.

What are common signs of a brain injury?

Minnesota residents may put themselves in risky situations every day without realizing it. Sometimes, these situations end in an injury or illness. When the brain sustains a violent jolt or blow, the result may be a brain injury. Because these injuries are often serious and should be treated early, it is important to recognize the signs of a brain injury quickly.

Head injuries can range from a minor concussion to a severe head injury that leads to lasting changes in the personality and quality of the life of the injured. According to Medical News Today, some of the signs of a mild head injury include bruising, bleeding, headache, dizziness and a feeling of nausea or sickness.

Parenting after a divorce

Parenting is often challenging when mom and dad work at it together and live under the same roof. However, co-parenting after a Minnesota divorce takes on new complexity. At Trenti Law Firm, we often assist clients handle issues involving parenting plans and child custody.

According to HelpGuide.org International, many children thrive when their divorced parents have a cordial, stable relationship. They typically feel more secure and are less likely to develop depression or anxiety. Older children who understand divorce and understand you are communicating and working together often learn to problem-solve effectively and peacefully on their own. Consistent co-parenting also provides a solid example of how to build and maintain strong relationships.

How to drive without touching the phone

Recently, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed a hands-free bill with a bipartisan tally of 106 to 21. If it the Minnesota Senate passes the bill, holding a cell phone while driving will become illegal in August 2019. While the state’s Senate has yet to pass it, it does show how many local lawmakers no longer want to see people talking or texting on their cellular devices behind the wheel.

With a new law potentially on the horizon, you may need to consider alternative methods for communicating if you often talk on your phone while driving for business or personal reasons. Here are a couple of ways you can accomplish this:

How do I file for a divorce?

Ending a marriage is never an easy task. It is very emotionally draining. Regardless of whether your spouse is in agreement or if this process will be made more difficult by your spouse, you should plan ahead and know how the process works before you take the steps to file. It is a good idea to know what you need to do so you can make it as easy as possible to handle the administrative tasks of filing for divorce in Minnesota.

According to the Minnesota Judicial Branch, you need to make sure you can legally file for divorce in the state. You have to have lived in the state for at least 180 days before you file. If you are a same-sex couple, you have to have been married in the state and live in the state currently. If you do not meet the requirement, then there is no need to file at this time because the court will deny it.

You versus a moose: What to do if you hit one

At the Trenti Law Firm, we represent numerous clients who received injuries in an auto accident. Consequently, we know that driving on Montana’s roads can be hazardous, especially in the winter, and most especially if a moose decides to cross the road right in front of you.

InsuranceHotline.com advises that should a moose or another of our large wildlife species unexpectedly jump out in front of your car, do not swerve to miss it, even though this probably will be your first instinct. Swerving likely will cause you to hit a guardrail, an oncoming vehicle or something equally as bad as hitting the moose, if not worse. If the road is snowy or icy, you could lose complete control of your car, resulting in a very serious accident.

How can I deal with stress during a divorce?

Among all the practical considerations associated with divorce, many people also experience a great deal of stress. This stress can be caused by the failure of the marriage, inadequacies the person may feel, or worries about money. While recovering from a divorce can be quite difficult for couples, there are steps you can take to mitigate stress and find your footing again.

Live About recommends making a change to your expectations at the outset. This is especially important when it comes to your ex-spouse. Many people have a hard time relinquishing control in this case, which can lead to much consternation when your ex acts in ways you find fault with. Understand that you no longer have control over this person’s thoughts or actions and that your efforts are best directed towards those things you can control.

What is road rage?

Many accidents in Minnesota happen because people get impatient or upset when behind the wheel. In some cases, these incidents are due to more than just an aggravated person. They are a result of road rage. How Stuff Works defines road rage as extremely aggressive behavior that results from driving.

This is abnormal behavior. It is not normal to get so upset by driving that you want to harm another person or act in overly aggressive ways towards another driver. Road rage can get so bad that it escalates to physical assault or property damage that is purposely done. It typically involves heated confrontations.

How does amputation affect a person emotionally?

Amputation can occur because of chronic illness or as a result of a traumatic injury. In the latter case, the emotional effects of amputation are often challenging to overcome, especially when under certain circumstances. Physiopedia explains the psychological impact amputation can have on a person.

There are a number of factors that influence how a person will react to an amputation. In general, younger kids often adapt better, while adolescents and teens may experience negative effects on their developing identity. No matter their age, people with a great investment in their personal appearance also have a harder time adapting to the loss of a limb. Pre-existing mental illness, such as depression, can also result in negative psychological effects.

Relatives now have priority in adoptions of neglected children

Child custody cases can be complex, especially when social services agencies are involved. However, the Minnesota Court of Appeals might have made matters less complex for relatives of neglected children placed in foster care.

The appeals court ruled that social services agencies in the state cannot deny relatives custody of children without “obtaining a court order.” Following the recent case, relatives will now have priority in custody placements involving neglected children.

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