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November 14, 2018

What Is the Role of a Parenting Consultant?

Divorce is never easy, but children complicate matters. When kids are involved, dissolution becomes more than a financial arrangement; divorcing parents must also consider such emotional issues as custody and visitation. These matters are not always permanently resolved through divorce; former spouses may continue to argue about parenting time and other contentious matters. In Minnesota, parenting consultants offer a valuable opportunity to resolve such issues without returning to court.

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Brown Law Office
October 31, 2018

Is Divorce Really Contagious?

Behaviors spread more easily than we care to admit. Research suggests that merely having obese friends predisposes you to weight gain. Likewise, you're more likely to pick up a cigarette if your friends regularly smoke. Unfortunately, the same principle holds true with marriage and divorce, as we demonstrate below:

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Brown Law Office
October 24, 2018

The Terrifying Relationship Between Student Loan Debt And Divorce

Financial concerns play a significant role in numerous divorces. While unemployment, housing costs, or credit card debt can take their toll, student loan debt is one of the most often cited sources of difficulty. Read on to learn more about the surprising connection between student loan debt and divorce.

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Brown Law Office
October 17, 2018

How Online Assets Are Divvied Up During Divorce

Divorce increasingly occurs online, with email accounts and social media profiles playing an especially important role in the process. The online interference doesn't end there, however. Many couples own digital property, which, like any marital assets, must be divided equitably upon divorce. Below, we offer insight into the process of dividing digital assets.

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Brown Law Office
October 3, 2018

Emotional Abuse: Scars on the inside

Emotional abuse can take many forms, but it nearly always leads to a fearful spouse who alters behavior in hopes of keeping the abusive person happy. Abusers use tactics often seen in POW camps, as they realize that it's easier to exert control via emotional manipulation than through physical means. Such behavior can leave lasting scars, including feelings of helplessness or shame. Many victims of emotional abuse struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.

 

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Brown Law Office
September 26, 2018

Differences Between Same-Sex Divorce and Straight Divorce, By the Numbers

The legalization of same-sex marriage came with a major caveat: same-sex couples can now pursue both marriage and divorce. Now that same-sex marriage has been legal for over a decade in some states, we're beginning to gain a better sense of how often LGBT couples divorce—and how this process plays out. Read on to learn what the latest research says about same-sex and straight divorces:  

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Brown Law Office
September 19, 2018

Cybersecurity Tips for the Newly Separated

Divorce can prompt mental health issues, financial duress, and several other problems...but did you know that it can also be a security risk? Cybersecurity is of increasing concern in an age in which hacking can destroy your finances, your livelihood, or your reputation. Your ex may attempt to use personal information obtained without your permission against you in court. Follow these steps to protect yourself as you proceed with your separation or divorce:

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Brown Law Office
September 13, 2018

Handling a Teen Rebellion While Weathering a Divorce at the Same Time

If divorce and raising a teen hold anything in common, it's that both induce far more stress than you ever thought possible. What happens, then, if your teen chooses to act out while you're in the midst of a messy split? These tips will help you deal with your teenager's bad attitude while also maintaining your own mental sanity as you navigate divorce:  

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Brown Law Office
September 6, 2018

Complications of Getting Divorced When You Have 4+ Children

Raising a large family is tough, but intriguing research from the American Sociological Association indicates that your children could benefit more from those family bonds than you suspect; kids from large families are less likely to divorce. Unfortunately, that's of little comfort as you go through a divorce of your own—one in which the sheer size of your family makes it seem impossible to plan for the future.

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