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Strategies to help co-parents successfully raise their children

No matter how long a person has been married, going through a divorce can be a difficult process. It is especially difficult to deal with when children are involved. Minnesota co-parents may be interested in learning a few strategies to help make the co-parenting process easier.

January is big month for divorce

As the holiday season comes to an end, some married couples in Minnesota are deciding to part ways. Though divorce may be something that people think about for a long time, often January is the month that they choose to file the paperwork. The first month of the year has gotten such a reputation for an increase in divorce filings that the month has been nicknamed 'divorce month" by some lawyers.

Challenges women often face after divorce

Minnesota women who go through a divorce may experience different challenges in comparison to men. One of the biggest challenges they face has to do with a change in their finances. While men seem to increase their income after a divorce, women often experience more than a 20% decrease in their income and are more likely to live in poverty.

How can I tell if my spouse is having an emotional affair?

Infidelity often spells the end of a marriage. This is true even when no physical indiscretions take place. Emotional affairs fall into this category, which occurs when a spouse shares a strong emotional bond with a person outside of the marital relationship. While there is no infidelity in the traditional sense, emotional affairs can still wreck a marriage, as explained by Psychology Today

What's the proper etiquette in divorce court?

Among the many stressful aspects of divorce court, maintaining proper etiquette is just one thing to focus on. The impression you make on the judge will have an impact on the outcome, especially when it comes to child custody disputes. While your attorney should provide specific instructions based on the details of your case, The Balance also offers the following tips to ensure you present yourself and your case appropriately. 

Divorce and your friends and family members

Sometimes, a divorce may be very straightforward, and couples are able to work together to bring their marriage to an end in an amicable manner. In other instances, a divorce may be highly contentious, especially if there is disagreement over child custody or another key topic. A difficult divorce can affect one’s life in numerous ways, and it can lead to other challenges that need to be addressed. For example, it may affect someone’s relationship with family members and their friends. Whether you tell your friends and relatives that you need some time to yourself or you turn to them for support during a difficult time, it is important to take this issue into consideration.

Courtroom anxiety and divorce hearings

For some people, going to court can be incredibly stressful. Whether someone has had a bad experience in court before or they have never been to court and are completely unfamiliar with what to expect, there are multiple reasons why some people develop a high level of anxiety when it comes to court. Moreover, a divorce hearing can be especially stressful for many people, whether they are worried about false allegations of domestic violence, the financial impact of their divorce or how custody will be awarded. If you have intense anxiety over a divorce hearing, you should focus on preparing for court and doing what you can to ensure that you present your case properly.

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.

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.

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