Children of divorce can experience a wide range of changes and difficult emotions in the wake of a split, especially as pre-teens and teenagers. One of the top priorities for parents should be to minimize unnecessary pain and conflict their child may be facing.
No matter how long you have lived and worked in Minnesota, winter can take its toll on you, mentally and physically. People can experience difficulty sleeping, depression, and standard colds and flu that never seem to go away.
If you are forming a business, there are many options as to how to proceed. Your choices will depend on the nature of your business, the number of partners, the financing, and how much liability protection you need. Sometimes a simple partnership is adequate, but in other cases a distinct legal entity known as a limited liability company (LLC) is your best choice.
The unpaid yet job protecting power of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been a safety net for many American workers since its inception in 1993. The limits of FMLA protect small businesses who would find it overly burdensome to comply with the law.
Conflict within a small business is stressful and difficult, as it is within a family. These stressors combine when a dispute arises within a family-run business. Add in a divorce and the tension can rise to a fever pitch.
There's a saying--or maybe it was a bumper sticker--that read, "He who dies with the most toys wins." Clearly, it was meant to be funny, but it was also sarcastic and a reminder that in the end, the pursuit of winning doesn't change how we all end up. Divorce is like that too. Divorce isn't about winning.
Financial matters are a critical component to every estate plan, but there are numerous non-financial decisions that should also be made. If you are the parent of minor children, it's time to think about nominating a guardian.
The term family business can bring to mind an archetypal image of a successful enterprise, run by multiple generations of kindred, that is passed down through the family. Take care to walk the fine line between what is best for your organization and what is best for family members.