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December 27, 2017

What Estate Planning Projects Do You Need to Do After Your Divorce?

Alimony, property division, tax planning... the financial aspects of your divorce can cause undue stress and confusion. Unfortunately, the difficulties are far from over after you sign the final papers. Once you've addressed the immediate concerns of separation, it's time to think long-term. The sooner you adjust your estate plan, the sooner you can enjoy the closure that comes with a truly completed dissolution. Get started with these essential projects:

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Brown Law Office
December 20, 2017

Divorce and Your Adult Children: Do’s and Don’ts

Some well-intentioned parents know their marriage is over, but they choose to wait “until the kids are older” before filing for divorce. Others separate later in life after a devastating revelation (such as the admission of an affair) or because the relationship just isn’t working anymore. Each divorce is different, but those involving adult children require special consideration. It’s easy to avoid sharing details about a divorce with little ones. But adult children will likely pepper you with questions and worries. How can you be forthcoming with them in a strategic, loving way?

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December 13, 2017

How to Handle Holiday Visitation If You Just Separated

Holiday plans add another layer of complexity to already frustrating visitation negotiations, especially following initial separation. There's no better way to destroy the holiday spirit than with endless bickering over visitation arrangements. These guidelines will help you and your ex achieve a mutually beneficial visitation plan:  

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Brown Law Office
December 6, 2017

Navigating a Long-Distance Divorce

Perhaps you’re seeking a long-distance divorce, because you and your spouse have been separated for years but have never made it official. Or maybe your long-distance marriage is coming to an end—buffeted possibly by the uncertainties of military service or the stresses of life on the road. Consider the following to get a fair outcome, minimize costs and protect yourself and your children:

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Brown Law Office
November 29, 2017

Money Management Dos and Don’ts for the Newly Divorced in Minnesota

Money troubles stress relationships and no doubt contribute to a significant percentage of break ups. Divorce can take a toll on your career earning potential, extend the time you have until retirement and force you to take a tax hit. Even relatively low-cost divorces can cost thousands of dollars, and you and your former spouse must each adjust to living on a single income. Obviously, the challenges multiply when children are involved. Follow these tips to manage your finances and recover after a divorce in Minnesota:

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Brown Law Office
November 22, 2017

How Divorce Affects Sleep – And What to Do About It

Divorce obviously can take a toll on your mental and emotional health. But did you know separation also directly affects you physically? Sleep disturbances during divorce are quite common. In fact, researchers at Rush University Medical Center found a strong correlation between sleep apnea and marriage problems. Whether sleep problems actually cause divorce—maybe snoring drives couples apart?—or just serve as a correlational marker for marital unrest is not known. However, researchers from Michigan State University found that those going through a divorce experience a more rapid decline in their general health than those who stay married. There’s scientific smoke, even if we can’t say what’s causing the fire.

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November 8, 2017

4 Divorce Challenges that Are Unique to High Net Worth Couples

The saying “choose your battles” might apply to any divorce proceeding, but it’s especially pertinent to those involving high net worth. Wealthy couples may need to manage more material assets and property, and divorce often becomes a matter of preserving reputation. Whether you own a profitable business that must be split or oversee sprawling real estate holdings, here are four potential obstacles in your way—and what to do about them:

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Brown Law Office
November 1, 2017

3 Fascinating Podcasts About Divorce

A divorce can be draining emotionally. It’s difficult to keep track of all the steps involved; to fight through the obstacles that appear often out of nowhere; and to balance life, work, your finances, your children, your mental health and your dreams and goals. Listening to smart podcasts can help. Not all divorce-related podcasts are created equal, however. We’ve rounded up three favorites. Plug in your headphones and stream these:

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October 25, 2017

Protecting Your Privacy During Divorce: Dos and Don’ts

After filing for divorce, you might find that news travels quickly through your community. In an ideal world, your friends, family and colleagues would respect your space and avoid pressing you uncomfortably about what happened or gossiping about the separation. Alas, we do not live in an ideal world. It’s helpful psychologically to prepare to encounter invasive, even offensive questioning.  

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