By aphlaw | Published May 31, 2018 | | |
An order of protection is a tool commonly used when an individual wants to keep him or herself and/or children away from a potentially dangerous or abusive partner and/or parent. These orders are justified in cases in which a partner and/or parent is actually abusive or dangerous. However, there are circumstances in which an order Read MoreRead More
Have you and your spouse been considering adopting a child? It can be an arduous process, but one that’s also richly rewarding. The following are a few tips to help you prepare for the process before you get started: Build your knowledge base: Read and learn all that you can about the adoption process from Read MoreRead More
An Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is a process many courts use to resolve issues like child custody, parenting time and other disagreements, away from a formal court setting. This is a fully voluntary process into which both parties must enter willingly. Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive about ENEs Read MoreRead More
The rights of grandparents with regard to visitation and custody of their grandchildren are detailed in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 257C. The existence of grandparents’ visitation rights comes from the consent of a parent of the child in question. There may be some complications, however, if one or both of the minor grandchild’s parents either pass Read MoreRead More
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Minnesota Department of Human Services and Scott County alleges violations of federal law occurred when the agencies passed child custody cases to Indian tribal courts without the consent of parents. The lawsuit points to two recent cases in which one parent was a member of the Mdwonkenen Sioux Read MoreRead More
Are you wondering how your divorce could affect your upcoming tax return? Below are answers to some frequently asked questions we receive related to how divorce affects taxes: Q: My spouse and I have been separated for months. Can we file as single people? You can only file as single if you are legally divorced. Read MoreRead More
Minnesota courts take domestic abuse seriously as it relates to child custody. In most cases, physical custody goes to the parent who provides most of the children’s daily care. Legal custody is typically shared by both parents, who then must work together to make decisions regarding education, medicine, culture, religion and other issues. This can Read MoreRead More
It is not uncommon for parents responsible for paying child support to try to downplay their income. This typically happens in one of the following ways: Paying parents voluntarily become unemployed by quitting a job and staying home, or sabotaging their work performance until their employers must fire them. Paying parents voluntarily become underemployed by Read MoreRead More
Are you getting ready to file for divorce in Minnesota? There are a few things you should know about the procedures and rules associated with divorce and child custody in the state before you fill out the paperwork. These include the following: Fault: Minnesota is a pure no-fault divorce state. You cannot allege wrongdoing on Read MoreRead More
A child support obligor is any parent who has been court-ordered to pay child support. Many of these individuals feel that they have been mistreated by the legal system, but don’t know that they have rights. This is not true, although some context is needed to clarify this misconception. First, child support laws are supposed Read MoreRead More
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