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As you are all aware, we are currently facing unique challenges due to the Coronavirus. While this is a serious crisis, it is important to keep it in perspective, and not allow it to prevent us from going about our business. We want to assure all of our clients that this office is prepared to serve your needs, regardless of what happens and how the virus affects Minnesota. In an effort to keep the office safe, we have stepped up prevention and sanitation measures in hopes to prevent disease transmission.

Because we are a paperless office, our entire staff is prepared to work from home if necessary. No matter what happens, we will continue to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services.  So far, not one client or staff member has become infected based on contact at this office and we will continue with safety protocols in an attempt to keep it that way. My office will continue to put the safety of our staff and you as our top priority. We do greatly appreciate your cooperation in conducting business in a safe fashion by utilizing current technology. Regardless of what happens, we will continue to take care of all of your legal needs.

Please rest assured, we will continue to take care of your legal needs in this challenging time, and your safety is our highest priority.

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Age generally doesn’t make divorce easier

| Sep 19, 2018 | Divorce

Since 1990, the divorce rate for those over the age of 65 has tripled while it has doubled for those between the ages of 50 and 64. For older Brainerd residents and others contemplating divorce, ending a marriage is never an easy process to go through. Furthermore, it can have an impact on the friends and family members of the estranged couple

Friends of a divorced person may feel obligated to withdraw as to not take sides when a marriage ends. Adult children may also have to adjust to a significant change in their family structure. As people get older, it becomes harder to replace relationships that were acquired and then lost. Therefore, they could be lonelier than others who have seen their marriages come and go. Even if an individual chooses to remarry, there is a chance that future marriages could fail.

In fact, those who get married again are 2.5 times more likely to get divorced. Individuals who have been married for a short period of time as they get older are also more likely to end their marriages. Ideally, friends of those who are considering a divorce will find ways to help that person rediscover the joy of being married. In some cases, staying in the relationship is better than leaving.

Getting a divorce may be a way out for those who are not happy in their relationships. For older individuals, the process may center around property division and alimony disputes as opposed to those related to child custody. However, an attorney may be able to represent individuals ending their marriages regardless of what issues they face. This may be true whether a divorce is settled through mediation or negotiations or resolved in front of a judge.