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Safety features may actually put drivers in danger

Adaptive cruise control and other advanced safety features may make driving more dangerous for Minnesota residents and other Americans. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, these features may cause drivers to focus less on road conditions. This is because drivers may trust that their cars are more capable of keeping them safe than they actually are. At a minimum, individuals are expected to keep their hands on the steering wheel and their eyes on the road while their vehicles are in motion.

Property division and retirement accounts

For people in Minnesota, retirement funds may be among the largest assets that they have. This means that they are also some of the most substantial marital assets dealt with during property division in a divorce. In most cases, retirement accounts are considered marital assets. Of course, the amount of those funds that are considered part of the marital estate depends on the length of the marriage and how long the retirement plan has been in existence. For people married for many years before they started their retirement plan, the entire fund may be divided between the couple. People in shorter marriages may divide only the growth of the fund during the marriage, depending on their circumstances.

Looking out for the children's best interests when co-parenting

It's generally best for children of divorce to spend an equal amount of time with each parent. Analysts say that this helps them to become balanced adults with a healthy level of self-esteem. However, there are many challenges to co-parenting. Minnesota parents may be interested in learning about ways they can look out for the best interests of their kids while co-parenting after a divorce.

Legal Awards & Professional Associations

Super Lawyers Susan Dowden Super Lawyers Lisa Watson Cyr Lisa Watson Dowden Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers Top 50 Woman Minnesota Susan Bowden Gunst
AV Preeminent Best Lawyers Best Law Firm US News
BBB Accredited Business Minnesota State Bar Association Justice American Arbitration Association Lisa Watson Cry | Best Lawyers | 2019

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