By Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. | Published May 19, 2016 | | |
There is more than one way to end a marriage legally in Minnesota. The most common method is divorce, a ruling by a court that a marriage existed but is now over. Much less common, however, is annulment, a ruling that a marriage is over because it never legally existed. Annulments are only granted for Read MoreRead More
The regular adoption process in Minnesota involves a home-study to make sure that the adopting parents can provide a safe and appropriate home for the child. These adoptions are typically completed with the help of an agency, unless the parties involved already know each other. In stepparent adoptions, the home-study can be waived by the Read MoreRead More
Grandparents whose relationships are strained with their own children can often find themselves cut off from their grandchildren. Unfortunately, under Minnesota law, grandparents’ rights are strictly limited. If, for example, your child’s marriage is intact and both spouses agree you should not see their children, the court will not override the parents’ prerogative to prohibit Read MoreRead More
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