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Divorce may be a contributor to poverty

It should be no surprise to most people in Minnesota that getting divorced can hurt a person's finances. The sheer act of having to split assets reduces a person's wealth. In addition, the cost of living for a single person is greater than the cost of living for a couple in one household, a fact that contributes to the popularity of having roommates at certain stages of life. Now there is some research coming out of Bowling Green State University that puts some hard numbers to just how serious the financial problems due to a divorce can really become.

The reasons behind many Minnesota car accidents

A car accident can change your life in an instant. When other drivers act negligently or recklessly, often, innocent people pay the price. If you are the victim of the actions of other drivers, you may be wondering what you should do to pick up the pieces and start to rebuild your life.

Hit-and-run in Detroit Lakes kills man

No one in Rochester wants to be involved in a car accident (let alone be the one deemed responsible for it). Yet that does not change the legal responsibility people have to remain at the scene of any crash that they are involved in. The law often recognizes that auto accidents are just that; thus, those who cause them (provided that their actions do not display a degree of recklessness) may often escape any harsh criminal penalties. Yet if one chooses to flee the scene of an accident, they open themselves up to even further criminal and civil scrutiny. 

One teen injured, another killed in Minneapolis crash

No one in Rochester wants to be placed in the position of needing to pursue legal action against someone that they know. In in some instances, the circumstances that a person or family is dealing with may leave them with little choice. Car accidents may be good examples of such situations. When an accident occurs, liability typically falls to the driver the responsible for it. That includes liability for the injuries sustained by the passengers in their own vehicle. If said passengers have difficulty securing insurance coverage for their injuries (or the amount offered is not enough to cover their expenses), then they may be forced to seek compensation from the driver. 

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