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Don't take liberties with marijuana in Minnesota

In the state of Minnesota, the use of marijuana for medical reasons is legalized, but you must have a qualifying medical condition -- and have a prescription for the drug from your medical provider in order to avoid serious legal consequences.

This is true even if you have a legitimate medical condition that the marijuana helps.

How to recognize an abusive relationship

Relationships do not need to be violent in order for them to be dangerous or abusive. If you are feeling scared or controlled in your relationship, it is likely that you are in an abusive relationship. It is important that you recognize your relationship as an unhealthy one and that you take action to safely leave the situation so that you can live the life that you deserve.

There are many services that are available to people who feel trapped in abusive relationships. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can provide expert advice and guidance for victims.

How to co-parent after divorce

Divorce is undoubtedly a difficult time, but it is relatively short compared to the long-term future after divorce. If you have children, it is crucial that you get a plan in place for successful co-parenting after the divorce, so that you can maintain family harmony and stability for your kids.

There are several ways you can work to ensure that you and your ex-spouse can successfully co-parent. Although you and your spouse may not get along well, you can find ways to reach mutual agreements and have mutual respect when it comes to your children and their needs.

Social media can damage divorce proceedings

Social media is a great tool to share our life experiences while connecting to a global platform. However, behind innocent Facebook posts may be a former spouse, lurking for damaging information.

It's a common practice for lawyers and spouses to analyze the social media presence of a former spouse. It helps create strong arguments for more substantial alimony payments, specific custody agreements and even infidelity in a relationship.

It's more critical than ever to know what to avoid online while dealing with a divorce.

How much jail time can be given for pot possession in Minnesota?

One of the top concerns people have when accused of drug crimes is whether they could be facing jail time. What can individuals be facing when it comes to jail time when accused of marijuana possession here in Minnesota?

Under state law, jail time generally will not be given for possession of 42.5 grams or less of marijuana. This level of possession is instead punishable by a fine and a possible requirement to participate in a drug education program.

Are you divorcing a narcissist?

The term "narcissist" gets used often without a common definition, and when it comes to divorcing a narcissist, it is important to understand exactly what type of person you are dealing with. There is an actual personality disorder associated with narcissism, but many people may have characteristics of narcissism without having a real, diagnosable disorder.

When facing a divorce with someone who demonstrates characteristics that resemble narcissism, it can be extra challenging to make progress without continual roadblocks and emotional conflict. Learn more about the types of narcissistic behavior you may face, and ways you can successfully deal with this behavior during the divorce process.

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