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When an Accident Becomes an Arrest: Your Rights With a DUI

Getting pulled over after a night out can be a scary event. You may have believed you were sober enough to drive, or maybe you believed you didn’t have any other option. Whatever the case may be, you may worry about what happens after an accident becomes an arrest. If you are facing charges of...
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Custody

Navigating Custody Disputes Outside of the Courtroom With Mediation

Custody disputes do not have to begin at the front of the courtroom with a judge and his gavel. In fact, most custody disputes can be resolved rather quickly using mediation instead of taking it before the court. And, during an emotional time, it might be best to try a method that is more intimate...
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Finances Social Security

Your Ex’s Social Security Increases Your Financial Security, Too

The house, the car, the vacation home, the IRAs—it’s no shock to most couples that these marital assets must be divided equitably between the two parties at the time of divorce. However, some couples might be surprised to learn of an additional marital asset they could be eligible to receive according to property division laws—Social...
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Elderly Woman Alone

Estate Planning Is Crucial for “Elder Orphans”

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of “elder orphans”—those who have no mate or grown children—is increasing significantly. In fact, AARP reports that “more than 1 in 5 Americans older than 65 are—or are at risk of becoming—elder orphans.” In addition, they state that “23 percent of boomers will eventually be without family...
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Personal Injury

Your Rights as an Accident Victim

Injuries often leave victims facing a painful recovery process and significant financial challenges. The state and federal governments maintain clear personal injury laws to protect victims from undue financial and legal ramifications following an accident. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness, it is important to know...
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Sexual Offender Registry

Life on the Sexual Offender Registry

Even after serving time, paying fines and completing probation, convicted sex offenders are likely to continue to face long-term challenges stemming from the crime—especially if their name winds up on the National Sex Offender Registry. What It Means to Be on the Sex Offender Registry Being listed on the Sexual Offender Registry can impact many...
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Med Look At

Is Mediation a Viable Option for My Divorce?

Contrary to the popular belief of Hollywood filmmakers, divorce doesn’t always have to be a knockdown, drag-out fight between two people whose love for one another has withered away. In fact, many divorces resolve amicably, by two people who simply realized that a life together was no longer the best option for them. In these...
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High Asset

Navigating High-Asset Divorce Proceedings in Minnesota

It is very rare that any divorce is finalized without at least a few challenges. And when it comes to couples with significant wealth and assets, the divorce process involves many unique hurdles that must be overcome before the next chapter in life can begin. If you’re facing a high-asset divorce, effectively addressing each of...
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Living Will

What Is a Health Care Directive, And What Does It Involve?

Estate planning is a difficult exercise for most people. It means facing your mortality, making difficult decisions about care in your final days, and dividing your property after your death. A full estate plan takes all of this into consideration, but also incorporates items that only matter while you are living. One such item, a...
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