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5 Risks of Overspending After a Divorce

On the surface, divorce is about emotions and a separation of two lives. In practice, it’s mostly about money. The biggest challenge is separating your lives in a way that leaves both parties with a fair net worth and the ability to get by in their new independent life. Things like salaries, expenses, and joint… Read more »

7 Components of Minnesota Employment Law You Must Know

You’ve landed your dream job, and you could not be more excited. You want to believe the company behaves ethically and legally. Most will behave legally and ethically, but not all. That is why it is so important that you understand the employment laws in your state. Understanding your rights will allow you to make… Read more »

What Does Retaliation and Reprisal Look Like in the Workplace?

Employers aren’t always fair. Ninety-nine percent of the time, they want you to walk the line of compliance and strict adherence to the rules or face demerits and unemployment, but sometimes that position of power is abused. Sometimes you may find yourself being punished for following the rules in a way that your employer decides they… Read more »

Preparing a New Home with Custody and Visitation in Mind

Setting up a new home after separating from your spouse is a difficult task that thousands of people go through every year. It can be hard to be the one moving away from the family home, even if it’s the best choice for you and your ex. But what about the kids? Whether you are… Read more »

How to Handle Supervised Visitation and Make a Good Impression

All divorces are messy. Even when both people quietly agree that the marriage is over, there are always still hurt feelings and entwined assets to separate. This process is made all the more difficult when there are children involved. In the vast majority of cases, one parent will be granted full custody while the other… Read more »

Seven Strategies to Help You Get the Custody Agreement You Want

Working through custody agreements can be stressful, but it is important to fight for what is best for your family when the opportunity arises. While custody agreements can be adjusted and revisited over time, it is easier to get this right from the beginning of shared agreements if at all possible. Whether you are seeking… Read more »

Navigating The Social Security Disability Claim Process

Have you worked hard for several years or perhaps decades but are now dealing with an insurmountable disability? You likely have given a lot of thought to applying for Social Security Disability benefits, also referred to as SSDI. The fact is, if you paid into the fund, you should be able to reap the benefits…. Read more »