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3 costly mistakes men make during divorce

As you are heading toward divorce, you need to start getting prepared for the many challenges you will face. Men and women generally face different issues during and after divorce, so it is crucial to be ready for unique problems you will have to deal with. So how do you know what problems you might have? 

3 mistakes to avoid during your child custody battle

When you divorce and are trying to work out a parenting plan, you might find that you have to go to court for a child custody order. Going to court to battle for custody can be emotionally draining. Due to the stress and difficulty of this process, you may make some mistakes that could hurt your case.

Avoid unnecessary conflict in divorce by creating documentation

You and your partner may be separating amicably, but in many cases, there is at least some tension between the two parties involved in a divorce. There are several ways to mitigate this and prevent it from turning into resentment, but one of the best approaches is to minimize the unnecessary conflict that can be caused by disputes and lack of documentation. To make the process easier on all involved, and especially yourself, you should be proactive in gathering documentation for the following items.

Why people are throwing divorce parties

Nobody ever said divorce would be easy. In fact, it is often one of the most stressful and emotionally trying events a person might go through. According to the American Psychological Association, though, it is an undeniable truth that between 40 and 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. With rates like this, you are hardly alone if you are facing a separation. Divorce parties are the surprising trend that's transforming the way divorce is approached. Here are four reasons they are so popular:

Expenses that typically are not covered by child support

Research conducted by the Office of Child Support Enforcement, a federal agency, has revealed that unpaid child support can amount to sums as high as $100 billion collectively. This number is staggering, but it shines a light on just how many parents are forced to raise kids without the support they need. If you are in the midst of child support negotiations, you may benefit from understanding what payments do and do not cover.

Fault and divorce in Minnesota: Two questions answered

Getting a divorce is never easy, but it can be particularly difficult if one party believes the other is at fault for the failure of the marriage. Whether this fault stems from infidelity or abandonment, the emotional turmoil tied to this situation can make it difficult to step back and go through the divorce logically. Having a basic understanding of the process and any impact fault may play can help.


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