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Navigating The Minnesota Divorce Process

Navigating The Minnesota Divorce ProcessThere is nothing easy about divorce. In fact, the actual divorce process can be one of the most difficult and overwhelming parts of the entire experience. There are many reasons for this and each divorce is different, but understanding the process a bit before you begin can help reduce the overall stress and help you move forward toward a more healthy life. Here are some tips for navigating the divorce process in Minnesota:

1. Gather documentation ahead of time: When you divorce, you are forced to untangle many aspects of your lives together

Five Surprising Divorce Trends

Five Surprising Divorce TrendsWe have all heard the saying that almost ½ of all marriages end in divorce. So, we all know that divorce is a reality for many people. However, there are some surprising divorce trends that you might not expect.

1. The divorce rate in the US is actually decreasing: Over the last several years, the divorce rate has actually gone down in our country. Possible factors include fewer people getting married, the COVID-19 pandemic, and financial concerns about supporting two separate households.

Tips For Managing Issues After Divorce

Tips for Managing Issues After DivorceIf you have recently been through a divorce, you may realize now that just because the divorce papers have been signed, there are still issues you need to be able to resolve with your ex. While you may wish this was not the case, it is the case for nearly every single divorced couple…especially if you have children. So, you may wonder how to manage these issues when they come up and we are here to help. Johnson Mediation offers post-divorce mediation that can help resolve all types of issues after you are divorced in a fair and productive way, without increasing conflict. Here are some tips from our team that can help

What Are The 5 Most Common Causes Of Divorce In The US?

What Are The 5 Most Common Causes Of Divorce In The USWe are all familiar with the frequently cited statistic that nearly ½ of all marriages end in divorce. While this is only an approximation, it does convey an important fact – there are a lot of divorces in our country. Every divorce is different, but many of the reasons behind a divorce may be similar. Here are five of the most common causes of divorce in the US:

1. High Conflict: One of the very most common reasons for divorce that individuals cite is too much arguing and/or high conflict between spouses. This conflict can come in many forms, but it can be extremely

Is Now the Right Time to Divorce?

Is Now the Right Time to DivorceDeciding to divorce is never easy, but many couples struggle with finding the best time to separate and move toward divorce, given their unique circumstances. Divorce does not happen overnight and is a process that can take months if not longer, so thinking about timing can be beneficial. Some factors to consider when you are thinking about the timing of your divorce include the following:

Current economy and your finances: Money is one of the biggest potential issues when you go through a divorce

Could Online Divorce Mediation Work for Me?

Could Online Divorce Mediation Work for Me?As we have faced the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 15-18 months, many things have successfully moved online, some more easily and successfully than others. You may now be able to see your health care provider virtually, without setting foot into their office. Your children may have attended school virtually and, for many families, this may have proved extremely successful or extremely challenging. We can also order groceries online and pick them up without going into the store and complete banking transactions with the touch of a button. Virtual transactions and services are likely here to stay

Settling A High Conflict Divorce

Settling A High Conflict DivorceWas the main driver in your decision to divorce related to intense conflict, anger, and fighting in your marriage? Did you feel like you and your partner could not agree on anything and fought about even the smallest issues? If you have decided to divorce after high levels of conflict in your marriage, you may assume that your only option is to proceed through the court system. However, litigation can actually make the conflict even worse. The foundation of litigation is winning or losing. You end up fighting hard and battling over issues like dividing property, child custody and spousal support.

Myths About Divorce

Myths about DivorceFortunately, divorce is something that some people never have to go through and for those that do, you are likely to only go through it once in your life. It is a complicated process that can feel overwhelming and stressful. Each person brings emotional and financial history to the table and there is a lot of misinformation about the process out there that can complicate the picture. Understanding the process can be a helpful step for preparing and being ready for what is next. Here are three of the most common divorce myths and the truth behind them.

Divorce Trends in 2021

Divorce Trends in 2021While every relationship and divorce is unique, there are some noticeable trends that can help you think about your situation and how the process is likely to go. Some of the most obvious trends are related to custody and the divorce process in general, which can be helpful as you move forward with your own divorce. Remember, no one really knows how the pandemic is going to effect school and the work place after we all where locked up and working and learning from home. Having said that, this is the trends we have seen so far in 2021.

Making Your Divorce Easier

Making Your Divorce EasierFor decades, if not longer, married couples have found ways to end their marriages. Not long ago, divorcing one’s spouse required a great deal of effort, time, and energy, and often proved to be cost prohibitive. There were many reasons it was so difficult. The church strongly discouraged the practice and gave their blessing only in rare circumstances. Our society has historically frowned on divorce, believing that the vows taken should be eternal, even when there are extenuating circumstances, which could include relationship violence, infidelity, and other forms of deception. As the perception of divorce has changed over time