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Spousal maintenance not just for men

Marriage does not have a lifetime guarantee. Death is not the only thing that can sever a marriage; anything from adultery to irreconcilable differences has caused half of marriages in the United States to end, and Minnesota sees its fair share of divorces every year.

Spousal maintenance not just for men

Marriage does not have a lifetime guarantee. Death is not the only thing that can sever a marriage; anything from adultery to irreconcilable differences has caused half of marriages in the United States to end, and Minnesota sees its fair share of divorces every year.

Kutcher and Moore's high net worth divorce keeps dragging on

For decades celebrities have been the focus of many tabloids and magazines. From drug abuse to failed marriages, celebrities are good at grabbing headlines. With many high profile marriages comes many high net worth divorces. With the divorce rate at approximately 50 percent, celebrities are just as susceptible to divorce as the rest of society. Several Minnesotans may be familiar with the divorce of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Like many celebrity divorces, it seems to keep dragging on.

Kutcher and Moore's high net worth divorce keeps dragging on

For decades celebrities have been the focus of many tabloids and magazines. From drug abuse to failed marriages, celebrities are good at grabbing headlines. With many high profile marriages comes many high net worth divorces. With the divorce rate at approximately 50 percent, celebrities are just as susceptible to divorce as the rest of society. Several Minnesotans may be familiar with the divorce of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Like many celebrity divorces, it seems to keep dragging on.

Domestic violence: A rising problem in Minnesota

Throughout the ages domestic violence has been a problem in marriages and romantic relationships. Abuse, whether physical or mental, takes its toll on a person's health and well-being. Many times victims are able to get away but other times they are not. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. While men can also be victims of abuse, the majority of cases involve women.

Domestic violence: A rising problem in Minnesota

Throughout the ages domestic violence has been a problem in marriages and romantic relationships. Abuse, whether physical or mental, takes its toll on a person's health and well-being. Many times victims are able to get away but other times they are not. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. While men can also be victims of abuse, the majority of cases involve women.

Florida nearly bans permanent alimony, should Minnesota?

There are many Minnesotans who may find themselves on the losing side of a divorce. Oftentimes unfavorable child custody agreements or property division disputes can send individuals over the edge but perhaps another outcome of divorce, permanent alimony, can be the most frustrating outcome for the paying party. Recently Florida attempted to ban permanent alimony but it the governor vetoed the move at the last minute. The question many states are thinking, including Minnesota, is whether they should consider banning permanent alimony.

Florida nearly bans permanent alimony, should Minnesota?

There are many Minnesotans who may find themselves on the losing side of a divorce. Oftentimes unfavorable child custody agreements or property division disputes can send individuals over the edge but perhaps another outcome of divorce, permanent alimony, can be the most frustrating outcome for the paying party. Recently Florida attempted to ban permanent alimony but it the governor vetoed the move at the last minute. The question many states are thinking, including Minnesota, is whether they should consider banning permanent alimony.

Jason Aldean filing for an estimated high net worth divorce

How long before country singer Jason Aldean writes a song about divorce? He should be able to write one once his divorce is finalized. Many Minnesotans can relate to Aldean's music and now his divorce. With the divorce rate at 50 percent, country stars are also susceptible to separation. Just like many other celebrities marriages, a high net worth divorce is likely to arise.

Jason Aldean filing for an estimated high net worth divorce

How long before country singer Jason Aldean writes a song about divorce? He should be able to write one once his divorce is finalized. Many Minnesotans can relate to Aldean's music and now his divorce. With the divorce rate at 50 percent, country stars are also susceptible to separation. Just like many other celebrities marriages, a high net worth divorce is likely to arise.

Does infidelity matter for most Minnesota divorces?

Many Minnesotans have been a victim of infidelity. While many marriages and relationships remain monogamous, there are several that do not. Cheating is considered a moral offense, but, in the eyes of the law, it is innocuous, having no legal penalty. People are free to cheat with whoever they desire. Whether it is with a co-worker, friend or ex, cheating has ruined many marriages. Nonetheless, can cheating have consequences when it comes to child custody or child support in a divorce?

Does infidelity matter for most Minnesota divorces?

Many Minnesotans have been a victim of infidelity. While many marriages and relationships remain monogamous, there are several that do not. Cheating is considered a moral offense, but, in the eyes of the law, it is innocuous, having no legal penalty. People are free to cheat with whoever they desire. Whether it is with a co-worker, friend or ex, cheating has ruined many marriages. Nonetheless, can cheating have consequences when it comes to child custody or child support in a divorce?

Prenuptial agreements: New trend in marriages?

It is long thought that signing a prenuptial agreement was a sign of mistrust to a marriage, but in actuality, it is a sign of financial trust. Not only has it become more common, it can also greatly reduce conflicts and save money if a marriage results in a divorce. Marriage may not be forever but divorce certainly can be. For many Minnesotans, divorce has caused irrevocable damage that may have been reduced had a prenuptial agreement been signed.

Prenuptial agreements: New trend in marriages?

It is long thought that signing a prenuptial agreement was a sign of mistrust to a marriage, but in actuality, it is a sign of financial trust. Not only has it become more common, it can also greatly reduce conflicts and save money if a marriage results in a divorce. Marriage may not be forever but divorce certainly can be. For many Minnesotans, divorce has caused irrevocable damage that may have been reduced had a prenuptial agreement been signed.

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